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Emergency Room

St. Charles Hospital Emergency room provides care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, serving more than 25,000 adult and pediatric emergency room patients each year.

St. Charles treats a wide array of medical issues including critical or complex conditions such as heart attack and stroke to simpler yet urgent problems such as cuts and broken bones.

At St. Charles Hospital, our emergency room physicians are board-certified in emergency medicine and expertly trained in treating critical and complex conditions including (but not limited to):

  • Stroke
  • Heart Attack (Chest Pain)
  • Severe Sepsis
  • COPD
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeds
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Complications involving pacemakers

The St. Charles medical team also includes nurse practitioners and nurses specially trained in emergency and critical care. Medical specialists are called upon as needed and include obstetrics, neurology, orthopedics, pediatrics and surgery.

Services:

  • Eighteen beds, six private treatment rooms and one specialized orthopedic treatment room
  • Negative pressure room to isolate patients with communicable illnesses, like the flu
  • Bedside ultrasound, when appropriate, to speed evaluation and diagnosis
  • State-of-the-art digitized radiography system

To contact St. Charles Hospital's Emergency Department, please call (631) 474-6000.

Stroke Care

When it comes to stroke, time is of the essence. In St. Charles Hospital's Emergency Room, a specialty-trained stroke team springs into action when an individual arrives with symptons of stroke. A neurologist immediately evaluates the patient, necessary blood tests and CT scans are performed and, if within the appropriate time frame, the patient is treated with thromolytic therapy - a medication known as a "clot buster" since it breaks up or dissolves blood clots.

St. Charles Hospital's record of diagnosing and treating stroke patients is outstanding. St. Charles Hospital is the first hospital in New York State Department of Health designated a Primary Stroke Center and holds Advanced Certification for Stroke from the Joint Commission. Every year since 2009, St. Charles Hospital has received an award from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for our performance on stroke quality measures.

St. Charles Hospital's stroke experts provide free community education on the signs and symptoms of stroke as well as risk factors. For more information, please call (631) 474-6445.

Stroke Quality Award

St. Charles Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

St. Charles Hospital reached its tenth stroke quality milestone in 2017 with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.