The Emergency Department evaluates and treats patients presenting with all types of emergencies, 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week. It the only Verified Level II Trauma Center for both adults and pediatrics on the south shore of Long Island, treating life- and limb-threatening injuries. The Emergency Medicine clinical team works collaboratively with the in-hospital Trauma Team to provide immediate trauma care to all patients presenting with traumatic injury. The Department also provides immediate access to a 24-7 cardiac percutaneous coronary intervention team and is a New York State Designated Stroke Center. The addition of neurointervention through the Stroke & Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island at Good Samaritan provides residents one of the most sophisticated, minimally invasive procedures, with many patients recovering at home within a few days. The Emergency Department's staff includes physicians, nurses and physician assistants who are trained and experienced in responding to emergent medical problems in patients of all ages.
Approximately 90,000 injured or ill adult and pediatric patients per year are treated in the Emergency Department. The Department also operates a 12-bed Clinical Decision Unit (Observation Unit) and a Supertrack area to rapidly assess and care for patients presenting with lower acuity complaints.
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center also hosts a nationally recognized Emergency Medicine Residency Program for interested medical students. In addition advanced training is offered to physicians in Emergency Ultrasound, Administration and Leadership and Observation Medicine. An 18-month educational program in Emergency Medicine was also launched in 2015, offered to Physician Assistants desiring advanced training. For more information please click on the link below: