At one time or another, every family faces a medical emergency... from twisted ankles, to asthma attacks, to chest pains in the middle of the night. They're seldom predictable and sometimes frightening. But there is something you can always count on: in our community, first-rate emergency care is never far away.
Chilton Hospital's Emergency Department (ED) is nationally recognized for clinical excellence. Year after year, we raise the bar for premier emergency care, earning accolades in such areas as stroke treatment, cardiac care, critical care and patient satisfaction. That's because our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest medical technology and staffed around-the-clock by a skilled team of board certified emergency medicine physicians, highly trained registered nurses, radiologists, pediatricians and other specialists who are prepared to handle any kind of medical crisis.
Furthermore, we know that minutes matter when it comes to a health emergency, which is why Chilton combines quality care with fast, personalized service to provide the best possible experience for patients and their families. Our ED parallels uncompromising expertise with minimal wait times, maximum efficiency, genuine compassion, respect for privacy, open communication, and a host of comforting amenities.
According to several health care benchmarks, Chilton's ED ranks among the region's leading providers. What sets us apart? We're proud of several distinctions, including:
- Award-Winning Stroke & Critical Care
Designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the State of New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, Chilton is a five-time recipient of the prestigious HealthGrades Stroke Care Excellence Award™. The hospital's is also a recipient of the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence by the Association of Critical Care Nurses.
- Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department
Our separate Pediatric ED provides a bright, nurturing environment that caters to the unique needs of children, including newborns through kids up to 17 years of age. Every child is seen by a board certified physician within 20 minutes of arrival, and treated by nurses extensively trained in pediatric care and certified in pediatric advanced life support.
- Fast Track for Minor Emergencies
Patients with minor ailments and injuries are directed to our Fast Track, a designated area for those with insect bites, sprains, earaches and other non-life threatening conditions.
- 24-Hour Cardiovascular Interventional Lab
In close partnership with Chilton's ED, the hospital's Cardiovascular Interventional Lab is available 24 hours a day, where interventional cardiologists can rapidly diagnose heart problems and treat patients suffering from heart attacks through emergency angioplasty or therapeutic hypothermia, a revolutionary technique for minimizing organ damage after cardiac arrest.
- Emergency Psychiatric Services
Our Psychiatry Department responds to urgent mental health needs of Chilton ED patients. Crisis intervention is provided for depression, marital and family problems and behavioral disorders.
- Emergency Medical Services
Chilton operates an Emergency Medical Services division to serve Passaic and Morris counties, including a fleet of Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU) and two Basic Life Support Ambulances (second ambulance begins August 1, 2012) . The MICU vehicles are staffed by certified mobile intensive care paramedics who can provide life-saving interventions for critically ill or injured individuals. Paramedics directly communicate with Chilton's ED physicians, so that emergency care can begin well before the patient arrives at the hospital.
When faced with a medical emergency, nothing is more important than speedy access to outstanding doctors and care. That's what you'll find here at Chilton, where our team is dedicated to not only meeting the highest standards of practice - but exceeding them.
For more information about Chilton's ED, please call (973) 831-5266. In the event of a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.