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Emergency Medicine

The Emergency Department at Westchester Medical Center (WMC) is the only Level 1 Trauma Center for the Hudson Valley Region. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide complex, multi-disciplinary emergency care 24 hours a day to adult and pediatric patients, including walk-ins, those brought in by EMS, and trauma cases transferred from other facilities. Serving all levels of emergency need, we are the local hospital of choice for the most critically injured patients requiring the most advanced intervention available.

As a Level 1 Trauma Center, our Department is staffed with trauma surgeons and critical-care specialists, and equipped with a full array of advanced diagnostic and treatment technologies. Our facilities feature dedicated areas for trauma and burn care, CT technology and real time digital radiography with multiple viewing stations throughout the Emergency Services area that enable our physicians to quickly view and interpret CT scans, MRI results, sonograms and reports. We also utilize a state-of-the-art digital documentation system which tracks physician documentation and interfaces with other hospital departments, allowing for quick retrieval of up-to-date records and treatment history – a critical need when time is of the essence.

We are also home to the only Level 1pediatric Trauma Center with 24-hour medevac helicopter and ground transport in the region;  STAT Flight-staffed helicopters include teams of critical care flight nurses and paramedics. Aviation services provided by Air Methods Corporation.

Contact Us

Main Emergency Department (914) 493-7307  | Pediatric Emergency Department (914) 493-6001

Transfer Center 1-866-GO TO WMC

 

With approximately 28,000 visits a year to our emergency room, our advanced technologies and services are critical to our provision of prompt and effective emergency care 24 hours a day. Working in tandem with the WMC Transfer Center, we provide initial consultation and stabilization for patients transferred to the Emergency Department and serve as Medical Control for Emergency Medical Services. Our department works closely with STAT Flight to ensure the rapid transport of critically ill patients while providing medical instructions to the helicopter staff.

Patient Services

STAT Flight*
STAT, short for stabilization, treatment and transport, provides safe, high-quality specialized critical care transport both in the air and on the ground. STAT Flight air and ground services are available twenty four hours a day, 7 days a week to respond to accident scenes, or to carry out critical intra-hospital transfer. *Aviation services provided by Air Methods Corporation.

Trauma Center
The Emergency Department is an integral part of WMC's Level 1 Trauma Center and houses three state-of-the-art trauma resuscitation rooms along with an in-department CT scan.

Stroke Center
Our coordinated multi-disciplinary stroke team provides immediate care to patients suffering from acute neurologic disease, serving as the initial point of entry for patients who may need highly specialized care from Westchester Medical Center's Neuroscience Center.

Cardiac Care
We provide regional cardiac care and have five active cardiac catheterization labs. Our department works closely with the Cardiology staff to provide rapid stabilization for patients with cardiac disease, and to stabilize patients presenting with both cardiac and vascular surgical emergencies.

Pediatric Emergency Department
The Pediatric Emergency Department is part of The Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and is staffed with nurses and physicians who specialize in emergency care of children. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we are available to all critically ill or injured children from newborns to 18 year olds.

Disaster Preparedness
Our coordinated multi-hospital disaster preparedness efforts are a critical component of the disaster safety net for Westchester County. Through the School of Public Health's Center for Disaster Preparedness, faculty members provide education and support on many topics relating to disaster preparedness. Our trauma center is also the designated trauma center for triage and emergency care in the event of a large-scale disaster.

Education, Professional Development, and Research

Injury Prevention Program
The Injury Prevention Program offers a variety of programs aimed at preventing injuries in children and adults in our region. All of our programs are presented by experts in the field of trauma care and include education on safe driving, bike safety, and airbag safety. We offer programs for any size or age group, and work with a variety of organizations and companies to tailor programs for their particular needs. If you would like to schedule a presentation, please call us at (914) 493-8251.

Education
Westchester Medical Center's Emergency Department is an academic department providing training to Emergency Medicine and Pediatric residents, as well as to residents rotating through our department as part of their education in a variety of other residency training programs through New York Medical College.

Research
Our faculty is engaged in a number of specialized and multidisciplinary research efforts and clinical trials reflecting a broad array of scientific interests.

Westchester Medical Center's Emergency Department is a regional trauma center, part of an extensive trauma response system for the Hudson Valley region. Our hospital differs from other hospitals by guaranteeing immediate on-site access to specialized surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthopedists, neurosurgeons and other specialty physicians and nurses, as well as to sophisticated resuscitation and life support equipment 24 hours per day.

We are the Trauma Care Leader for the Hudson Valley

As the lead hospital in the Hudson Valley regional trauma system, we provide leadership and total care for every aspect of injury, from prevention to rehabilitation. Our state-of-the-art facility provides advanced patient care, conducts medical education, and performs trauma research which is presented at national symposiums. Our research programs serve as benchmarks for training the region's lifesaving personnel, including local EMTs, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency staff from community hospitals. Our research is so advanced, it has been used by the U.S. Government in the creation of a national program for regional trauma systems throughout the U.S.

Compassionate and Dedicated Staff

Edward Jarvis, M.D. (Co -Director)
Darshan Patel, M.D. (Co -Director)

Our Medical Staff

Adult Emergency Medicine
Jonathan Berkowitz, MD
Benjamin Bernstein, MD
John Bertolini, MD
Michael Canter, MD
Tina Cocuzza, MD
Evan Cohen, MD
Mark Goldstein, MD
Edward Jarvis, MD (Section Chief)
Alexis Johnson, MD
Gigi Madore, MD
Donald McKnight, MD
Ivan Miller, MD
Toko Morimoto, MD
Sassan Naderi, MD
Mark Papish, MD
Sachin Shah, MD
Joshua Trutt, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Cynthia Casucci-Hida, MD
Christopher Killion, MD
Rachel Kowalsky, MD
Daniel Mooney MD
Jennifer Myers, MD
Darshan Patel, MD (Section Chief)
Eric Weinberg, MD

The Emergency Department at Westchester Medical Center strives to provide compassionate, dignified, and state-of-the-art emergency care to all of our patients, regardless of insurance coverage, socioeconomic status, native language, literacy, or disability. Our full-time faculty physicians are each residency trained and board-certified or board-eligible in the clinical specialty of emergency medicine or pediatric emergency medicine.

The department consists of eight full-time adult EM faculty, two full-time pediatric EM faculty, two Nurse Practitioners, and more than 50 nurses. It also educates residents from both Emergency Medicine and other specialties.