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Emergency Medicine

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
  • Dedicated asthma treatment area
  • Special protocols for chest pain and strokes
  • Dedicated radiology suite to expedite diagnosis and treatment and reduce waiting times.
The New York State Department of Health has designated Saint Joseph’s Medical Center as a stroke center, which means staff are specially trained to provide state-of-the-art treatment for strokes. In 2014 Saint Joseph’s received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart/Association Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients. Click here to learn more.