Kings County Hospital | University Hospital of Brooklyn | Staten Island University Hospital
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF BROOKLYN (UHB) is the principal teaching hospital of SUNY Downstate School of Medicine and the only major academic medical center in Brooklyn. It is located across the street from Kings County Hospital and shares many of the same faculty practices and training programs. The ED was greatly expanded and renovated in 2002 and currently contains 21 acute care beds, a two-bed critical care resuscitation room, a 6-bed pediatric emergency room and an urgent care area.
The UHB ED currently sees approximately 70,000 patient visits per year.
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF BROOKLYN (LICH CAMPUS)
The Emergency Department (ED), under the direction of Tucker Woods, DO, cares for over 57,000 patients annually. The Department is a 911-receiving center for New York City's Emergency Services and a Cardiac Care Center of the New York Heart Association. With five "pods" of care – cardiac, asthma, pediatrics, adult and fast-track – on-site CT-Scan and other imaging facilities, wireless registration and a "racecourse" design to facilitate easy patient flow, LICH's ED is a model of urban emergency care. It also features a separate and distinct Psychiatric ER. LICH's Emergency Department has one of the best "door to doctor" response times in the borough. The "ER" is 15,000 square feet in size. LICH has one of the fastest "door to balloon times" (life saving treatment times for heart attack victims) in New York State.
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KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL is one of the most storied public hospitals in the country. While it has undergone many recent renovations (including a new inpatient tower and a new state-of-the-art emergency department), its halls hold the history of generations of immigrants to this country. The hospital serves as the main site for our residency program and is one of only three level-one adult trauma centers in the borough of Brooklyn and the only level one pediatric trauma center in Brooklyn. "The County" cares for a vast number of Brooklyn's 3.5 million inhabitants as the largest municipal hospital in New York City, and one of the largest general acute care hospitals in the nation. The campus is situated on 43 acres and contains 23 buildings. Along with its designation as a Level I Trauma Center, it has 9 Intensive Care Units including a Pediatric ICU and a large Renal Dialysis Center. Kings County is a Stroke Center, and a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Center of Excellence.
The Emergency Department census is over 125,000 visits per year, making it one of the busiest ED's in the country. The amount and variety of pathology is simply staggering and unparalleled. According to the CDC, Kings County has led the nation in the number of penetrating trauma cases in the last decade - a dubious honor, though an asset when viewed from the perspective of a resident training program.
The Adult ED has state-of-the-art patient care areas, thirteen fully-monitored critical care beds, twenty-five acute care beds, and a general med-surg ED area, as well as a fast-track area. There are five fully equipped resuscitation rooms with room for 2 critical patients in each room. In addition, there is a room dedicated to the care of asthma patients, dialysis bays, isolation rooms, and a complete radiology suite, including multi-detector spiral CT, MRI, ultrasound, and angiography.
The large Pediatric Emergency Department is integrated into the ED overall space but has a separate treatment area and waiting room. This large patient care space includes two trauma resuscitation areas, an asthma room, a surgical treatment room, and ten examination rooms.
Our New Emergency Department
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STATEN ISLAND UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) is a 785-bed, tertiary care, medical facility caring for over 112,000 emergency department visits in two sites. The hospital operates state of the art cardiac, intensive care, burn, medical and surgical services as well as a broad range of both medical and surgical subspecialties. EM residents rotate through the North Site which has Level I Trauma Center designation, Stroke Center designation, 24-hour Cardiac Cath Lab, and is home to a 10-bed Regional Burn Center. The pediatric ED has an annual census of approximately 20,000 visits and has a full range of pediatric subspecialists available.
SIUH boasts a brand new physical plant which is a 40,000 square foot facility,
located on the ground floor directly below the new education center. The patient care area
consists of a total of 56 rooms. Each room is a single-bed private room
with complete monitoring capabilities. Each room contains a computer
workstation with access to labs, radiographic images, prior medical
records, internet access and and electronic medical library. The trauma bay
contains moblie walls which can close to form 3 private rooms. The
breakdown of the beds is as follows:
7 critical care beds (4 med/surg; 3 trauma)
24 main ED beds
4 isolation rooms
1 SANE room
8 urgent care rooms
8 pediatric rooms