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Emergency Department

NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Westchester. With a “No Wait” approach, patients skip the waiting room and are immediately assessed.

ER team

The Emergency Department’s board-certified doctors, Magnet nurses, technicians and other providers earn annual national recognition from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for stroke care, including the 2018 designation of Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite.

Patients benefit from access to the tertiary care and vast resources provided through the NewYork-Presbyterian health system, should they be needed.

Our Emergency Department features:

  • Emergency care treatment areas.
  • Bedside registration.
  • Fast Track area where patients with less urgent cases are treated quickly with little to no wait time.
  • Flat-screen TVs in treatment rooms.
  • Specialty treatment rooms for specific types of emergency care, such as cardiac or pediatric care.
  • Digital X-ray equipment inside the Emergency Department, for rapid imaging and diagnosis.
  • Negative pressure rooms for isolation of patients with serious infectious disease.
  • Flat-screen TVs in treatment rooms.

No Wait ED

How does a “No Wait” ED differ from a traditional one? It’s one where the patient skips the waiting room and is taken directly into a triage room, where they are medically assessed by registered nurses. Portable computers are used to register them as they are being seen by a doctor or nurse. Less critical patients – such as children with cuts and bruises – can be pulled from the mainstream into a Fast Track area where they can receive immediate care.

Paramedic - Advanced Life Support Service

Paramedic - Advanced Life Support Service

Cortlandt Regional Paramedics (CRP) A pre-hospital emergency care program that offers the community Advanced Life Support Services delivered by Paramedics 24 hours a day. Their primary response area is the Town of Cortlandt and the City of Peekskill but also assist neighboring towns with mutual aide. These Paramedics work in cooperation with the local volunteer ambulance corps to improve outcomes before the patient arrives at the Emergency Department.

Radiological Training

Radiological training

The Entergy Emergency Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital is equipped to deal with radiological emergencies that may arise in the event of an incident at Entergy’s Indian Point Nuclear Plant. With a grant from Entergy, the hospital has constructed a decontamination room that can be used in the event that workers are exposed to radiation. Each year, the hospital, Entergy and EMS agencies participate in a radiological preparedness drill to make sure that the hospital is prepared in case of an emergency.