emergency department at Good Samaritan Hospital
Our newly renovated and expanded Emergency Department offers you and your family the latest in technology, maximum efficiency and decreased waiting time, along with the compassionate care for which Good Samaritan Hospital has long been known.
In addition, new features ensure your safety, privacy and comfort. Emergency Department highlights include:
- Nineteen modern treatment rooms
- Specially designed trauma rooms with built-in X-ray machines
- Centralized, efficient nursing station
- Computerized medication system
- Two dedicated X-ray rooms
- Special orthopedic room
- State-of-the-art heart monitoring system
- Psychiatric treatment room
- Private family room
Our emergency helicopter landing zone allows patients to be quickly airlifted to our trauma center. Patients enter the Emergency Department through our spacious protected receiving area.
(Click here for a brochure of our new emergency department)
Our Emergency Specialists are ready 24 hours a day.
Our highly trained and specialized in-house Emergency Department staff - which includes board certified physicians, physician assistants and experienced emergency nursing staff with certifications in emergency care - are always available to help you. Nursing staff members are qualified to provide complete emergency and trauma care for children and adults and have education in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Trauma.
Our "Fast Track" assures prompt treatment if you need immediate, not emergency, medical care.
If you need services for non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses, such as sprains and fractures, colds or flu, you can usually be examined and treated more quickly in the Fast Track area of the Emergency Department. Our Fast Track area has five examination rooms, a nursing station, casting and X-ray rooms, as well as a comfortable patient waiting room with a children's play area.
Designation as an Area Level II trauma Center attests to the quality of Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center's emergency treatment.
This designation by the New York State Department of Health means our Emergency Department provides more timely, high quality and effective treatment for our community's trauma victims. When you consider that trauma is a leading cause of death among Americans of all ages, you can see how important this high quality service is to the community. Our team at Good Samaritan consists of highly trained professionals who maintain advanced certification in all aspects of trauma care. Their commitment extends through resuscitation and critical care, to prevention education, rehabilitation and reintegration of the patient into the community.
Chest Pain Center
The Chest Pain Center is a special area of the Emergency Department designed to quickly handle patients arriving with chest pain. You will receive emergency diagnostic and urgent care to determine if the cause of your chest pain is cardiac induced, respiratory or from another source. The Center provides rapid assessment and diagnosis to determine if a heart attack has occurred or is in progress and to ensure immediate implementation of appropriate medical care.
The Triage System ensures immediate treatment for critically ill patients.
The standard Triage System established in Good Samaritan Hospital's Emergency Department is designed to identify patients with the most severe injuries or illnesses and ensure that these patients receive treatment immediately.
how to register in our emergency department
Unless you need to be treated immediately, Emergency Department patients are first seen in the Triage area, where a registered nurse will complete an assessment of your illness or injury. The registration staff then registers you by recording your name, address, identification and health coverage information. The staff will direct you to a treatment room or the waiting area depending on the nature of the illness or injury. Patients that are critically ill or injured are immediately brought into an Emergency Department treatment room.
emergency phone numbers
Emergency Medical Hotline: 911
Poison Control Center:
- NY 800.336.6997
- NJ 800.521.6110