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Emergency Department

Emergency Department

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. 

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.

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 800.222.1222

Obstetrics Emergency Department:  Expert Care Available for Pregnant Women in Need of Acute Care, 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year

Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), is home to the region's ONLY dedicated Obstetrics Emergency Department that offers expectant mothers and families high-quality, specialized labor and delivery care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is the only OB-ED in Rockland and Orange Counties and in the entire Hudson Valley.

The Obstetrics Emergency Department, known as the OB-ED, offers labor and delivery care as an extension of Good Samaritan Hospital’s primary Emergency Department. It collaborates with the Good Samaritan OB Hospitalist Program, providing pregnant women access to specially-trained physicians and nurses.

The Obstetrics (OB) Emergency Department (ED), or OB-ED, was made possible through the creation of the Good Samaritan Hospital OB Hospitalist Program, a partnership with the OB Hospitalist Group (OBHG). The program’s board-certified OB physicians are on-site, all day, every day to ensure expectant mothers receive expert care at a moment’s notice. The physicians and highly-skilled nurses are available to deliver babies if a patient's own physician is unavailable and will respond to any obstetric emergency. The OB-ED also provides a calm setting that prioritizes a patient-first culture, with dignity and sensitivity embedded in every aspect of care.

The OB-ED also provides a calm setting that prioritizes a patient-first culture, with dignity and sensitivity embedded in every aspect of care.

Family-Centered Care, Everyday

Good Samaritan Hospital announces the opening of a new Pediatric Emergency Department (ED). Infants, children and adolescents require specialized care, and the new Pediatric ED provides access to experts trained specifically in diagnosing and treating pediatric conditions.  The Pediatric ED is located within the main Emergency Department, where patients will register before being taken to see the specialists.

Emergency Department highlights include:

  • Modern treatment rooms and trauma rooms with built-in X-ray machines
  • Two in-unit radiology rooms
  • Special orthopedic room
  • State-of-the-art heart monitoring system
  • Psychiatric treatment room
  • Private family room

The new ED was made possible by the addition of two board certified pediatric physicians and a pediatric nurse practitioner to the medical staff. Marla Sheflin, DO, FAAP; Mehmet Karliyil, MD; and Rachael Ann Faustino, RN, CPNP, CCRN, CPN, will be on-site seven days a week to provide emergent care to infants and children. The Pediatric ED team has the skill and experience to help children remain calm, brave and safe during their visit.

Our Pediatric ED team:

Marla Sheflin, DO, FAAP, is board-certified in pediatric emergency medicine. She has dedicated her career to pediatric emergency medicine and has worked exclusively in emergency departments for the past 20 years. She holds advanced certifications in trauma, cardiac and pediatric life support. Dr. Sheflin is committed to furthering the field of pediatric emergency medicine; she has been teaching emergency medicine residents, pediatric residents and pediatric emergency medicine fellows since 2000.

Dr. Sheflin received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, NY. She completed her rotating internship at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. Dr. Sheflin completed her pediatric residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Schneider Children’s Hospital of Long Island, Jewish Medical Center, in New Hyde Park, NY.

Mehmet Karliyil, MD, is board-certified in pediatric medicine and has been practicing for over 20 years. Dr. Karliyil holds advanced certifications in trauma, cardiac and pediatric life support. He is a leader in the field of pediatrics and has previously acted as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Program at St. Luke’s Hospital in Utica, NY and the Pediatric Emergency Department at the Tucson Medical Center in Tucson, AZ.

Dr. Karliyil earned his medical degree at the Ankara University Faculty of Medicine in Ankara, Turkey. He completed his internship at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. He completed his first pediatric residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and his continued his second pediatric residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Rachael Ann Faustino, RN, CPNP, CCRN, CPN, received her Masters of Science in Nursing, Pediatric Advanced Practice Nursing, from Columbia University’s School of Nursing in New York City. Faustino has been working in pediatrics for over 10 years. She is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and comes to Good Samaritan Hospital from Walter Reed Military Medical Center where she was a provider in the Pediatric ICU. She is excited to move home with her family and be able to once again care for the children of the Hudson Valley.