We provide state-of-the-art emergency care to New York City and its surrounding areas at four locations: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Allen Hospital, and Lower Manhattan Hospital.
Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Emergency Department cares for 90,000 patients annually, about 18,000 of whom are subsequently admitted to inpatient services. Care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week to adults and children.
We are officially designated a 911 receiving hospital, a Level I Trauma Center, a Psychiatric Emergency Receiving Center, and a Burn Center for the City of New York. Our Emergency Department (ED) is served in part by our own NewYork-Presbyterian fleet of basic (BLS), advanced (ALS), and specialty ambulances. These include a high-risk neonatal transport service, a mobile emergency rescue van (MERVAN), and a mobile emergency communications center. Our disaster preparedness capabilities include Hazmat (hazardous material) and biological and chemical decontamination and treatment facilities.
We also evaluate and stabilize approximately 800 patients per year transferred here from all over the world. The critical role our ED plays as an emergency transfer, receiving, and stabilization center distinguishes it from other EDs in the United States and helps make the Emergency Department an extraordinary educational opportunity for NewYork-Presbyterian house officers and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell students. Our ED is also the officially designated Emergency Department for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Hospital for Special Surgery, Gracie Square Psychiatric Hospital, and other neighborhood specialty care centers.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital
The Pediatric Emergency Service at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital provides outstanding emergency care to ill and injured children and young adults, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We take pride in offering our Upper East Side community the highest quality pediatric emergency care, and gratefully extend the borders of 'our community' to all boroughs of New York City and the metropolitan area.
We are a level-one trauma center and a New York City regional burn center, with coordinated teams highly skilled to manage children with these unique injuries. We offer a dedicated pediatric emergency space, separate from the adult emergency department, where children and families may be cared for in a comforting environment led by highly trained staff. The PED is staffed by full-time physicians, trained and board certified/eligible in the subspecialty of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, skilled emergency nurses, uniquely trained to care for children, a child life specialist, who offers expertise in child advocacy and in promoting a family-centered experience, emergency social workers, who offer support systems to patients in need as well as patient care advocates, who ensure comfort and the highest satisfaction during the emergency visit.
Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
The Emergency Medicine Center of Excellence at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is a 911 receiving facility comprised of four major areas, managing approximately 140,000 visits per year. The Emergency Department consists of the Adult Emergency Department (ED), UrgiCare Center, Pediatric ED, and the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Department. These divisions reflect our dual clinical missions: to provide emergent care to our immediate community and to provide specialty care to patients from the tri-state region (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) and beyond. The Adult Emergency Department cares for nearly 80,000 patients annually, 35% of which arrive by ambulance. One-fourth of the Adult ED patients are admitted to the hospital, a significant number of which require resuscitation and intensive care.
The Department reflects the cultural and economic diversity of our city. The spectrum of clinical pathology is broad, including a relatively higher acuity index than that of most academic centers. The ED provides the satisfaction of practicing in an underserved area. In addition, there is a daily influx of patients with complex needs, such as complications of organ transplantation, liver failure, and neuromuscular disease like Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The Department offers a significant number of monitored beds, GYN rooms with portable ultrasonography, negative pressure rooms, an orthopedic cast care area and an asthma area. There is also a four-bed resuscitation room and a Hazmat (hazardous material) decontamination area. A very active Chest Pain Evaluation Program is being conducted in collaboration with the Division of Cardiology.
To better serve our patients and their families, we are completely redesigning our Adult ED. With this $90 million renovation, the size of the department will nearly double, from 25,000 square feet to 45,000 square feet, and the number of treatment bays will increase from 55 to 88. New medical and technological upgrades will let us adapt to future innovations as emergency medicine evolves.
The UrgiCare Center cares for approximately 13,000 walk-in patients annually, and is staffed by Emergency Medicine attending physicians, PAs and NPs. It is located at 166th Street and Audubon Avenue, (21 Audubon Avenue, Ground Floor), and is open Monday through Saturday, and most holidays.
The recently renovated Pediatric Emergency Department, part of Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian, provides state-of-the-art care to approximately 50,000 children each year. It is designated a Pediatric Trauma Center for our region, and supports a fellowship program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
The Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) and its staff of attending physicians and residents care for approximately 6,000 patients per year.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
The Pediatric Emergency Department (PED) of NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital provides the highest quality and technologically advanced emergency medical care to ill and injured children in the Washington Heights community, as well as the surrounding and tri-state area.
The PED offers a full range of primary, tertiary, and quaternary sub-specialty care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Subspecialty trained Pediatric Emergency Medicine physicians staff the PED at all times. Our institution was one of the first in the region to have 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week coverage by these physician specialists. The nursing staff is all specifically trained in emergency pediatrics. Over the past seven years, PED volume has increased a dramatic 40 percent, and currently provides care for approximately 50,000 children a year. The PED is actively involved with community advocacy, participating in projects to improve access to medical care and other vital support services for those in the Washington Heights and the surrounding communities.
Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
The Allen Hospital opened in July 1988 and services the surrounding communities of northern Manhattan and the Bronx. It is a 911 designated receiving facility and is part of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, "perhaps the most comprehensive university hospital in the world." The Emergency Medicine Department of the Allen Hospital cares for 40,000 patients each year, 7,500 of whom are subsequently admitted for inpatient care.
The goal of the Emergency Department is to provide quality care to patients presenting with emergent complaints. Care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week to adults and children. The Emergency Department offers a Fastrack unit run by Physician Assistants under the direct supervision of the Emergency Medicine Physicians. Children requiring admission are transferred by ambulance to Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian located at 168th Street and Broadway.
Emergency Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital operates the only 24-hour Adult and Pediatric Emergency Department south of 14th Street. It is a 911 receiving hospital and a community Trauma Center. The 180-bed community hospital serves a daily population of some 750,000 residents, visitors and professionals. Our NYP EMS provides 24-hour coverage to Lower Manhattan in conjunction with the FDNY EMS. Their dispatch is controlled by the NYC 911 system.
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. The Trauma Service at NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital is covered at all times by attending physicians from the Department of Surgery.
The ED includes designated areas for women, children, and patients with asthma and chest pain. The ED also includes the largest decontamination unit in the city and is fully equipped to respond to both individual and community-wide emergencies. The Prompt Care section is dedicated to minor medical and surgical emergencies. As a designated Stroke Center, the ED also specializes in the rapid and comprehensive care of patients with symptoms of stroke. The Prompt Care section is dedicated to minor medical and surgical emergencies. Pediatric hospitalists provide 24-hour coverage for infants, children, and adolescents who come to the ED.
Many of the staff are bilingual, and Chinese and Spanish translators are available 24 hours a day. For patients who speak other languages, immediate access is available to language banks and 24-hour translation services.