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Emergency Room

St. Charles is the only community hospital in the area where every Emergency Room physician is board certified in emergency medicine and expertly trained to provide immediate medical care to adults and children.

The Emergency Room at St. Charles Hospital provides care to individuals with a wide array of medical issues including patients with critical or complex conditions such as heart attack and stroke to simpler yet urgent problems such as cuts and broken bones. Care is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, serving more than 25,000 patients each year. Our medical team includes board-certified emergency medicine physicians as well as 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:

  • Rapid registration and triage of patients, minimizing wait times
  • Eighteen beds, six private treatment rooms and one specialized orthopedic treatment room
  • Negative pressure room for patients with communicable illnesses
  • Bedside ultrasound, when appropriate, to speed evaluation and diagnosis
  • State-of-the-art digitized radiography system
  • A separate Pediatric Emergency Treatment Area for children with emergent medical issues three beds and isolette for newborns.  

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

Stroke Care

The New York State Department of Health has designated St. Charles Hospital a Primary Stroke Center 

When it comes to stroke, time is of the essence. St. Charles Hospital's record of diagnosing and treating stroke patients is outstanding.

At St. Charles Hospital a specialty trained stroke team springs into action when an individual arrives in the emergency department 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 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.

Pediatric Emergency Treatment Area

The Pediatric Emergency Treatment Area was designed with the needs and well being of children in mind.  It is located at the south end of the main Emergency Department yet is an enclosed and separate area where children will not be exposed to other medical traumas.

This separate unit is comprised of four individual cubicles complete with pediatric beds.  The state-of-the-art equipment aids the medical staff in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of medical emergencies while colorful murals splashed across the walls, TV’s and DVD players give the area a warm and friendly feeling.

Additionally, a separate waiting area offers children, their parents and siblings a wide variety of books, toys, TV’s and DVD players, making even the shortest wait more comfortable.

Our physicians are residency trained and board certified in emergency medicine, making them better able to rapidly diagnose and prescribe treatment for your little ones.  The medical team is equipped to handle a wide range of pediatric medical problems including:

  • Medical problems such as fevers, colds, dehydration, acute gastroenteritis, croup and bronchitis
  • Chronic, recurrent illnesses such as asthma, seizures or diabetes
  • Injuries such as sprains and lacerations  

Children who require more intensive care can be admitted to St. Charles Hospital where Pediatric Hospitalists, pediatricians employed by the hospital to treat children admitted to the pediatric unit, provide round-the-clock medical care, seven days a week.