Emergency Department at Huntington Hospital
The Emergency Medicine Department at Huntington Hospital, Long Island, NY, sees more than 52,000 patients per year. We are a designated center for trauma, stroke and PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) for acute myocardial infarction. We care for the most complicated cases, as well as routine emergency and urgent care patients. Our facilities are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Recognition for Nursing Excellence
The American Nurses Credentialing Center has recognized our commitment to nursing excellence by awarding Huntington Hospital the coveted Magnet status. The Magnet Recognition Program® advances three goals within health care organizations:
- Promote quality in a setting that supports professional practice
- Identify excellence in the delivery of nursing services to patients/residents
- Disseminate best practices in nursing services
Our Emergency Medicine Department provides many advanced programs to ensure that our patients get state-of-the-art care for virtually any illness or injury:
- Stroke Center certified by New York state – The Emergency Medicine Department at Huntington 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. Huntington Hospital is one of 11 hospitals in North Shore-LIJ Health System to receive the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Awards. The awards recognize the hospitals' commitment and successes in implementing a higher standard of stroke care to ensure that stroke patients receive treatment in accordance with the latest evidence-based guidelines.
- Emergency PCI techniques for treating heart attacks – We have the latest technology and the necessary personnel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to immediately open blocked heart arteries if a patient is having a heart attack. The procedure is called emergency percutaneous angioplasty (PCI, or percutaneous coronary intervention) and is available only at a few, select hospitals in our area. This technique is acknowledged as the optimal way to treat heart attacks as they occur.
- Level II trauma center – This designation means that Huntington Hospital's Emergency Medicine Department has physician specialists including neurosurgeons, pulmonologists, intensivists, trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists and orthopaedists on call 24 hours a day to provide immediate state-of-the-art care to all trauma patients, including those involved in serious accidents. Other features of a Level II trauma center are the presence of an in-house lab, advanced life support immediately available on air and 911 and long-distance transport. Huntington Hospital is one of only four hospitals in Suffolk County named an Area Trauma Center.
- Separate pediatric emergency department – Staffed by attending physicians, our separate emergency department provides a pleasant child-friendly environment to treat our pediatric patients with the specialized care they deserve. The five-bed facility has its own entrance and intake area and is open during evening hours. Pediatric patients are welcomed at all other times at our main emergency department entrance.
- Critical care services
- Designated level II neonatal critical care center