NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital operates the only full-service 24-hour Adult and Pediatric Emergency Department south of 14th Street. It is a 911 receiving hospital and a community Trauma Center, and is also a Certified Chest Pain Center.
Our pediatric hospitalists provide 24-hour coverage for infants, children, and adolescents who come to the ED.
As a Designated Stroke Center, the ED also specializes in the rapid and comprehensive care of patients with symptoms of stroke.
The ED includes designated areas for women, children, and patients with asthma and chest pain. Our ED also includes the largest decontamination unit in the city and is fully equipped to respond to both individual and community-wide emergencies.
Many of our staff are bilingual, and Chinese and Spanish translators are available 24 hours a day. For patients who speak other languages, we have immediate access to language banks and 24-hour translation services.
We provide 24-hour coverage to Lower Manhattan in conjunction with the FDNY EMS. Their dispatch is controlled by the NYC 911 system.
Pediatric Emergency Care
Children are cared for in a separate, child-friendly area by trained pediatric emergency physicians and/or pediatric hospitalists, and skilled emergency nurses. We provide family-centered emergency care in a nurturing and supportive environment. Pediatric patients who require advanced care or hospitalization will be transferred to the pediatric inpatient unit at Komansky Children's Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital's pediatric hospitalists provide continuity of care through ongoing communication and close relationships with the community's pediatricians, and they are also available for parent education and health education for children in the community.
The Prompt Care section is dedicated to minor medical and surgical emergencies.
Trauma and Critical Care
The Trauma Service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital is covered at all times by attending physicians from the Department of Surgery.
All NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital physicians are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. Within the familiar setting of their community hospital, patients experience a level of care found in a leading academic medical center.