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Pediatric Emergency Department

Pediatric Emergency Department

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

Children needing specialized care and procedures will benefit from Good Samaritan Hospital’s WMCHealth affiliation with the renowned Maria Fareri Children's Hospital (MFCH) in Valhalla, NY. Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, is the region’s only dedicated children’s hospital and has set the standard for advanced treatments and family-center care.  The most seriously ill or injured children that come to the Good Samaritan Hospital Pediatric ED can be transferred directly to MFCH for treatment that is not available anywhere else in the Hudson Valley.

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.