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The Contessa Nadia Farber Emergency Pavilion

The highly trained Emergency Department staff is always ready to handle a variety of unexpected medical crises that require immediate attention. Each patient who comes to the Emergency Department is triaged to assess the level and urgency of care they need. This allows the staff to identify and treat the most critically ill and injured patients first. Mather is one of a few community hospitals with both a Chest Pain ER and a NYSDOH designated Stroke Center.

Emergency Department Doctor and PatientSince cardiac disease and related disorders are the leading cause of death in our community,  These services are designed to quickly diagnose and ensure timely treatment of patients suffering heart attacks, strokes and related disorders.

Those who are less ill or injured and don’t require extensive testing will soon be treated in a newly renovated Rapid Medical Evaluation area where a physician assistant or nurse practitioner will conduct an examination and determine the appropriate treatment.

Mather strives to ensure that every patient is seen by a provider as soon as possible and with the utmost compassion. As a result, our patient satisfaction ranking has placed Mather in the 99th percentile of Emergency Departments nationwide that see up to 45,000 patients a year.

Our caring staff includes physicians who are board certified in emergency or internal medicine as well as nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nursing assistants, social workers, laboratory technicians, x-ray technicians and respiratory therapists.

In addition, Mather intensivists, physicians who care for the most critically ill patients in the Emergency Room and other intensive care units, are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mather recently opened a five-bed monitoring unit within the Emergency Department for cardiac and other critically ill patients.

Chest Pain ER

Mather Hospital’s Chest Pain Emergency Room, the first facility of its kind on Long Island, is an emergency room within an emergency room, designed specifically for patients with chest pain.

Emergency Department Nurse and PatientMather Hospital’s dedicated staff uses a variety of medications and procedures to treat chest pain and heart attacks, even to the point of stopping a heart attack in progress.

Prompt treatment is critical when managing patients with cardiac complaints, and Mather has reduced the time patients wait to receive an EKG to about five minutes from the time they arrive.

Patients may have only recently begun experiencing pain, or they may have experienced the subtle warning signs of a heart attack days or even weeks earlier. Those signs may include discomfort, pressure, an aching or burning in the chest, as well as unexplained weakness, sweating, nausea and dizziness.

Stroke Center

Mather Hospital’s Stroke Center is comprised of specially trained doctors, nurses and clinical staff who work in a dedicated 4-bed unit that provides rapid diagnosis and treatment of brain attack symptoms.

The center includes:

  • Stroke Team, which includes neurologists, radiologists, certified stroke Emergency Physicians, and Emergency Department Staff - for immediate intervention;
  • A Monitored Stroke Care Unit where patients are cared for by a medical team that includes a neurologist and physician assistants and nurses with advanced stroke training;
  • State-of-the-art diagnostic technology including an ultra-high speed CT scanner, which provides doctors with accurate results within one minute;
  • The latest, most effective treatments to reduce brain damage and speed recovery, including t-PA (the clot-dissolving therapy for ischemic stroke);
  • Community education programs and stroke risk screenings.

To contact the Emergency Department call 631-476-2808.