Saint Joseph's has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Westchester County. It is the Emergency Medical Control Hospital for the City of Yonkers and a paramedic training center. The department is staffed by a highly qualified and experienced team of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and nursing assistants, who respond to medical emergencies ranging from fractures to heart attacks. The Emergency Room includes a Fast Track system for evaluating and treating small emergencies quickly, Psychiatric treatment facilities and a dedicated asthma treatment area, as well as special protocols for chest pain and strokes. In 2003, the Emergency Room was significantly enlarged and renovated for patient care and comfort. A dedicated radiology suite was added to expedite diagnosis and treatment and help reduce waiting times.