for all emergencies
The Emergency Department at St. Luke's-Roosevelt is staffed by doctors who are Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. In addition to our emergency medicine specialists, doctors in every clinical specialty are available for consultation 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Specialized emergency service areas are available for obstetric, psychiatric and dental emergencies. And our nurses are excellent. All are trained in critical care, and a number of them have achieved the highest level of certification in emergency nursing from the Emergency Nurses Association.
Rapid Triage and Care
Patients who come to the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Emergency Department are seen immediately by a nurse who evaluates your medical condition. Once evaluated, you are immediately brought into a treatment room where you will be promptly treated by our expert and caring clinical team. We can even register you at your bedside while you are being treated so you don't lose any time doing paperwork.
in the ER
If you need an X-ray or an ultrasound, we usually can do it very quickly right here in the Emergency Department. The doctor treating your emergency will be nearby and, if your condition changes suddenly, he or she can respond immediately.
In addition, CT and MRI scanners are readily available in the hospital, if they are necessary.
Separate Treatment Space for
The Emergency Departments at St. Luke's and Roosevelt have separate specially designed rooms for women with obstetric and gynecologic emergencies. This more private environment offers all the necessary equipment and diagnostic services for OB and GYN care including ultrasound in one room, so patients do not have be moved from space to space.
Fast Track Service
for Non-Critical Care
For injuries and illnesses that are not life threatening, both Emergency Departments provide Fast Track service, treatment in a separate space that is overseen by Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians. In Fast Track, patients with immediate but less critical needs are treated quickly in a comfortable, more appropriate environment than the main Emergency Room. Fast Track is available from 8 am to 11 pm.
After your emergency medical condition has been treated, the Roosevelt ED staff will help you get the follow-up care you need. Our Referral Service can give you the name of a doctor who can provide follow up care and who participates in your insurance plan. If appropriate, we will make an appointment for you in one of our many specialty clinics.
Some test results (such as throat cultures) will not be available until after you leave the department. In such cases, our physician assistants will call you if the results are positive.
Specialized Services for
Victims of Violent Crime and Sexual Assault
The Crime Victims Treatment Center at St. Luke's-Roosevelt is one of the largest and most comprehensive hospital-based victim treatment centers in New York. As the first hospital in New York to establish a specialized and highly acclaimed treatment service for victims of sexual assault, we have SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) examiners available 24 hours a day. SAFE examiners devote their full attention to the needs of the victim and, only with the victims consent, collect evidence that can be used to prosecute the crime.
Our rapidly deployed stroke team is capable of administering thrombolytic (clot-dissolving) medication to eligible patients within three hours from the onset of symptoms, which is the time period recommended by the American Heart Association.
For information on the symptoms and treatment of stroke, click on the link
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Heart Attack Care
Patients arriving at to our Emergency Department with chest pain will receive an EKG shortly after arrival. We have 24-hour cardiac catheterization capabilities for patients with symptoms of a sudden heart attack. In the catheterization lab, a small wire is threaded up the femoral artery in the groin to the heart, and a balloon on the tip of the wire is used to open the artery and expand a chicken-wire-like stent to hold the artery open. The blood can then flow freely to supply the heart muscle with oxygen and other nutrients.
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