Deparment of Emergency Medicine
Lenox Hill Hospital
Over the course of one year, the Emergency Medicine Department at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan, NY, sees approximately 58,000 patients. As a full-service care center, we have the resources to care for the most complicated patients, as well as all routine emergency and urgent care patients. Our facilities are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Multi-million-dollar Expansion and Renovation
In 2003, Lenox Hill Hospital embarked on an ambitious campaign to thoroughly renovate and update the Emergency Department. After a multimillion-dollar fundraising campaign, the Anne and Isidore Falk Center for Emergency Care at Lenox Hill Hospital opened its doors in January of 2007. The newly renovated Emergency Department has doubled in size and provides state-of-the-art care.
The new Emergency Department features:
- 100 percent more space for maximum privacy, comfort and efficiency
- 34 monitored beds
- Larger waiting area for families and loved ones
- Two separate entrances, one for walk-in patients and another for those arriving by ambulance with separate triage at each entrance to expedite access to care
- State-of-the-art cardiac monitors
- State-of-the-art Allscripts ED electronic patient information system
- Bedside laboratory testing
- New digital radiography suite
- Bedside registration, to speed access to care and enhance patient privacy
- Direct to room triage to enable immediate patient evaluation
For more information about the Department of Emergency Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan, NY, please contact administration at (212) 434-3040.
To reach the Emergency Department at Lenox Hill Hospital, call (212) 434-3042.
Our renovated and expanded Emergency Medicine Department provides many advanced programs and resources to ensure that our patients get state-of-the-art care for virtually any illness or injury:
- Board-Certified Emergency Physicians – Patients who come to Lenox Hill Hospital's Emergency Department are diagnosed and treated by board-certified emergency physicians, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- Stroke Center Certified by New York State – The Emergency Medicine Department at Lenox Hill Hospital has the most advanced training, personnel and equipment to provide state-of-the-art care to patients suffering from ischemic strokes (the most common type) and hemorrhagic strokes. Receiving expert treatment for strokes can mean the difference between life and death.
Lenox Hill Hospital is also one of few stroke centers to have the expertise to perform intravascular procedures including thrombolysis (clot removal through the arteries) for acute strokes.
Our hospital was awarded the Get With the Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment in accordance with the latest evidence-based guidelines.
STEMI Center- Lenox Hill has a 24 hour cardiac catheterization lab and is a recognized STEMI (ST segment elevation myocardial infarction) Center and Post Cardiac Arrest Hypothermia Center.
STEMI is more commonly known as a heart attack and is diagnosed by use of an ECG (electrocardiogram) test. Our staff is trained to treat such serious and potentially life threatening conditions.
- 911 Receiving Hospital – Our Emergency Department is a 911 receiving hospital for FDNY and voluntary ambulance services in New York City.
Lenox Hill International Emergency Medicine Outreach Program
Our mission is to improve Emergency Medical Care in developing nations where the specialty is in its infancy by assessing needs and capacity and implementing stable improvements.
Where We Work
Over the past two years, Lenox Hill has sent several teams of physicians and nurses to Peru to volunteer their services and expertise while working alongside local healthcare providers. Peru is a country of approximately 32 million people with only 7-8 Emergency Medicine (EM) training programs and a handful of EM trained physicians. The health care system in Peru is government run, under-funded, and antiquated. While healthcare in Peru’s capital, Lima, is improving rapidly, there are striking disparities once outside of the city that require identification and improvement.
Past Volunteer Trips
- July 2012: A team of volunteer healthcare providers was sent down to the impoverished Mala region, were they provided basic medical supplies donated by Lenox Hill. The team worked with Health Bridges International (a NGO based out of Portland, Oregon) to provide primary medical care in makeshift clinics for a two week period.
- April 2013: Program director, Justin Mazur MD, participated in a series of multidisciplinary community planning meetings in Alto Caymo, Peru. The meetings addressed the area’s poor access to healthcare and lack of infrastructure. The meetings resulted in the development of a community healthcare worker program with training in Basic Life Support (BLS) and in the identification of public health concerns in the community.
- July 2013: A team of volunteer health care providers returned to the Mala region again bringing medical supplies and volunteering in primary care clinics. The group also gave a grand rounds presentation to health care providers in Ica, Peru on common obstetrical emergencies.
- September 2013: Dr. Mazur returned to Peru to deliver a grand rounds lecture on pediatric fever and meet with leadership from Emergency Departments throughout Peru’s largest metropolitan areas (Lima, Ica, and Arequipe) to assess EM capacity. Hospitals in Ica were identified as the best place to start collaborating on the improvement of Emergency Care.
- February 2014: Dr. Mazur and Dr. Abel Romero, a Peruvian ED physician, delivered a 2 day seminar on ACLS and Advanced Airway Management. Attendees included Physicians and Nurses from three hospitals located in Ica, Peru with little to no training in ACLS and Advanced Airway Management who are currently working in the Emergency Rooms. Lenox Hill Hospital donated essential emergency airway adjuncts such as bougies and nasal cannulas, widely available in the US, yet not available in Peru.
We are currently working with Peruvian EM physicians to build EM capacity. We are working with a small, but growing Peruvian EM organization, AMEDAL, to improve and to develop into a larger, national Academic Academy of Emergency Physicians. Currently, AMEDAL is applying for affiliation into the International Federation of Emergency Medicine (IFEM). We plan to continue working clinically and giving academic seminars and plan to begin sending EM residents from LIJ and other New York hospitals to work side by side with out Peruvian colleagues.
For more information or to get involved please contact:
Justin Mazur, MD