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Emergency Medicine

Emergency Care

The state-of-the-art Hawks Emergency Department at F.F. Thompson Hospital features all private rooms, an expert and professional staff in a modern, warm environment and plenty of free parking.

The E.D., which underwent an extensive expansion and renovation in 2004, has 24 beds and treats approximately 27,000 patients annually. A New York State–designated Stroke Center, and recently awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Achievement Award for commitment to excellence in stroke care.

In addition, the E.D.’s average door-to-transfer time for getting individuals suffering from a heart attack to a catheterization laboratory is approximately half the recommended time and well above national norms.

The E.D. is complemented by our Urgent Care Centers, which are departments of and operated by F.F. Thompson Hospital. The Centers offer night and weekend hours for situations that require prompt care but are not life-threatening. For a side-by-side comparison showing which setting is appropriate for a given situation, click here for our Is it Urgent or Emergency.pdf


Stroke - know the signs!
Is it Urgent or Emergency?
Our at-a-glance comparison will help you decide which type of care is needed for your condition.
Urgent or Emergency Care