NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Emergency Department cares for 80,000 patients annually, about 18,000 of whom are subsequently admitted to inpatient services. Care is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week to adults and children.
We are officially designated a 911 receiving hospital, a Level I Trauma Center, a Psychiatric Emergency Receiving Center, and a Burn Center for the City of New York. Our Emergency Department (ED) is served in part by our own NewYork-Presbyterian fleet of basic (BLS), advanced (ALS), and specialty ambulances. These include a high-risk neonatal transport service, a mobile emergency rescue van (MERVAN), and a mobile emergency communications center. Our disaster preparedness capabilities include Hazmat (hazardous material) and biological and chemical decontamination and treatment facilities.
We also evaluate and stabilize approximately 800 patients per year transferred here from all over the world. The critical role our ED plays as an Emergency Transfer, Receiving and Stabilization Center distinguishes it from other EDs in the United States and helps make the Emergency Department an extraordinary educational opportunity for NewYork-Presbyterian house officers and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell students. Our ED is also the officially designated Emergency Department for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, the Hospital for Special Surgery, Gracie Square Psychiatric Hospital, and other neighborhood specialty care centers.