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Acute Care and Trauma Center

As a leading acute care hospital and regional trauma center, Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island, NY provides the highest level of acute care and trauma surgery services in state-of-the-science facilities. Treating over 45,000 patients annually, our Emergency Department is one of the busiest on Long Island for people with acute illnesses and victims of accidents and violence.

Acute Care Hospital Facilities

Winthrop-University Hospital’s facilities feature:

  • Emergency Department – Equipped with the most advanced technology and specially trained staff to provide optimal acute care for patients.  
  • Enhanced Triage Suite – Identifies patients who need immediate medical attention because of the nature or severity of their injury or illness.
  • Pediatric Emergency Unit - A dedicated 10-bed unit with specially trained nursing and support staff to care for the special needs of children
  • Cardiac Care/Chest Pain Rule-Out Unit – 15-bed unit dedicated to providing optimal efficiency in managing the large number of emergency department patients suffering from chest pain.
  • Emergency Diagnostic Imaging Center – The Phyllis & Nathan J. Mistretta Emergency Diagnostic Imaging Center provides acute care and trauma support for emergency diagnoses. The imaging center includes a dedicated CT scanner and additional x-ray and digital imaging technology for fast and accurate diagnoses of emergency room patients.
  • Fast Track Unit – For injuries such as cuts and falls that require stitches, x-rays or other uncomplicated treatment
  • Neuroscience Unit – 14-bed unit cares for the most critically ill neurosurgical and stroke patients
  • Decontamination capabilities – For mass casualty crises
  • Advanced support services and educational resources

Regional Trauma Center

As a New York State Regional Trauma Center (one out of only 40 statewide), Winthrop-University Hospital on Long Island can handle the most serious types of injuries— motor vehicle accidents, burns, falls, gunshot wounds and sport injuries—as well as mass casualties. Our acute care facilities, equipment and specialized staff give patients the best possible chance of survival and the fewest permanent disabilities.

Comprehensive Trauma Surgery Facilities

  • Surgery Center – With 13-operating rooms, our regional trauma center is equipped to handle surgical cases at every level of difficulty and intensity including neurological, open-heart, abdominal and orthopedic surgeries.
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) – A state-of-the-art facility with highly trained staff that focuses on the care of the most critically injured patients.
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) – Eight single-bed patient rooms with 24/7 coverage by board-certified Pediatric Critical Care or Emergency Medicine specialists, advanced life support systems and in-room sleeping accommodations for parents.

Trauma Surgeons’ Multidisciplinary Team

Our trauma surgeons have specialized critical care surgery training and work closely with other in-house specialists, on-call physicians and trauma support staff, including:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Radiologists
  • Surgical Intensivists
  • Pediatric Intensivists
  • Trauma Nurses