Our advanced trauma and emergency medical team cares about your health—and values your time—so you won’t wait long to see a doctor… and can leave feeling better, sooner.
Every year, our Emergency Department treats more than 70,000 people just like you from throughout Eastern Long Island. Our highly skilled trauma team of Emergency and Trauma Care trained physicians and nurses provide treatment around the clock, seven days a week. Ancillary staff includes nursing assistants, technicians, unit secretaries, social work staff and volunteers.
Designated as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma- one of only four community hospitals on Long Island to earn this designation – the Hospital is able to treat all trauma cases from mid-Suffolk to as far east as Montauk, making us an integral part of Suffolk County’s Emergency Medical Service program.
What Is Trauma?
Trauma is defined as a sudden severe injury that is unexpected, such as car accident, plane crash or sometimes even a fall. Access to an Area Trauma Center – providing immediate care and saving critical minutes – can be crucial in the outcome of a patient.
Also crucial is compassion for the patient’s family. Our unique Emergency Department Ambassador program meets that need. Staffed solely by volunteers who provide compassion and guidance, they’re there to help you cope with the demands of an emergency room crisis.
As with all programs and services at Long Island Community Hospital , providing you with quality care is the primary concern of our Emergency Department, as we meet your medical needs with professionalism, respect and dignity