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Emergency Medicine

Emergency Room

Winthrop-University Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine treats over 71,000 patients annually. Our Emergency Department is one of the busiest on Long Island for people with acute illnesses and victims of accidents and violence.

A visit to the Emergency Room (ER) can be a stressful experience and despite a high volume, we are continually making efforts to deliver the highest level of quality and compassionate care to our patients when they most need it.

Our patients, which include adults and children, have access to a wide spec­trum of experienced specialists, advanced support services, and state-of-the-art facilities, including a new expanded adult Level 1 Trauma Center. As a Level 1 Trauma Center, we provide the highest level of trauma care, and can handle the most critical emergencies that may be beyond the capabilities of emergency departments at other local hospitals.

ER Specialized Units

Main - Equipped with advanced technology and experienced staff to provide optimal care for acutely ill patients.

Trauma – Our Trauma Center is an adult Level 1 Center and is Nassau County’s only trauma center with full adult and pediatric capabilities. It is equipped with advanced technology and specially trained staff to provide optimal care for victims of trauma injuries such as motor vehicle accidents, falls, drowning, violence, gunshot wounds and sports injuries.

Fast Track - For injuries such as cuts and falls that require stitches, x-rays, and other uncomplicated treatment. 

Pediatrics - A dedicated 10 bed unit with specially trained nursing and support staff to care for the special needs of children. (can we elaborate on this?)

Chest Pain Unit (CPU) - 15 bed holding unit dedicat­ed to providing optimal efficiency in managing large numbers of admitted ED patients.


Emergency Department Team  

  • Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Physician Assistants (PA)
  • Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • ED Technicians (Tech)
  • Clerical Support Associates (CSA)
  • ED Pharmacists
  • ED Volunteers