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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Emergency Medicine

Affiliate Hospitals

University Hospital BrooklynUNIVERSITY 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.

Kings County HospitalKINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL CENTER is one of the most storied public hospitals in the country. 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 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.
Kings County Emergency DepartmentThe 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. 


LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER Dr. Bonnie Simmons, Director

The Emergency Department (ED) at Lutheran Medical Center provides comprehensiveworld-class carefor emergencies to patients of all ages offering special expertise in trauma, stroke,cardiac,pediatrics to Brooklyn's 2.6 million residents. Staffed with full time Emergency trained doctors and nurses, we have redefined the emergency response process and dramatically reduced overall wait times and most importantly, set a new standard for emergency care.

Treating approximately 70,000 patients each year, Lutheran's ED features a New York State recognized Level I Trauma Center and a New York State Department of Health designated Stroke Center. Our surgical and medical experts are available for rapid response when you or a loved one really needs it - 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week.

Along with the Trauma Center, the ED includes a cardiac resuscitation area, a crisis unit for psychiatric and substance-abuse patients and a medical specialties suite. The ED is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology and facilities, including 3 ED x-ray units, a brand new GE 128 slice CT scanner and a new, larger Ambulance Triage Center that is more than double the size of the prior one.

With Lutheran Medical Center's full-scale, multidisciplinary systems of care, expanded and renovated facilities and a fully implemented Electronic Medical Record System, we stand ready for the growing numbers who make Lutheran their hospital of choice

Putting People FirstDr. Alfredo Rabines, Assistant Director

At Lutheran, People are not just patients. As our mission states, “Lutheran is committed to meeting ourneighbors’ changing physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and social needs.” For more effective communications, Lutheran's Emergency Department provides a Patient Navigator Program, Daily Huddles, a senior administrator Diplomat Program, Emergency Department Greeters and a member of the Department of Pastoral Care.

The Quickest Care

Lutheran Medical Center's Emergency Department is designed specifically to reduce wait times, increase patient flow and quality and improve patient satisfaction. For patients with minor illness and injuries, emergency walk-in patients are served in our state-of-the-art, 5 rooms Fast Track Center, which connects the patient to their provider (a physician assistant, an ED doctor or both) in 30 minutes or less on average. Thousands of patients have been triaged, treated and released in record times.


ED Group Pic


Bus: B11; B63

Subway: R Train to 53rd Street or N to 59th Street


Contact Information

Emergency Department at NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11220