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Emergency Center

Exceptional medical care when you need it most.

When Every Minute Matters

In 2021, Montefiore Nyack Hospital completed a $24-million transformation of its emergency facilities, opening the FJ Borelli Family Emergency Center. A designated Area Trauma Center, we’re prepared for any medical crisis, from broken bones to breathing difficulties, stroke, heart attack and traumatic injuries. We’re here 24/7 to respond quickly to health emergencies for both adults and children.

You’ll find specialized cardiac emergency care in the Chest Pain Center,  the first of its kind in Rockland County. Express Care offers optimal services for non-life-threatening adult emergencies and our Pediatric Emergency Department provides round-the-clock care for kids by board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians. As a New York State Certified Stroke Center, we deliver immediate evaluation of stroke symptoms and timely treatment. Our Level III verified Trauma Center means area residents have local access to advanced, life-saving trauma expertise.

When to Seek Emergency Care

If you’re unsure whether to call 911 or get to the hospital on your own during a medical emergency, it’s best to call for an ambulance.

According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, these 12 conditions are signs you should seek medical attention:

  1. Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
  2. Chest or upper belly pain or pressure lasting two minutes or more
  3. Fainting, sudden dizziness, weakness
  4. Changes in vision
  5. Confusion or changes in mental status
  6. Sudden or severe pain anywhere in the body
  7. Uncontrolled bleeding
  8. Persistent or severe vomiting or diarrhea
  9. Coughing up or vomiting blood
  10. Suicidal or homicidal feelings
  11. Difficulty speaking, or numbness or weakness in any part of your body
  12. Unusual belly pain

Other conditions that may require emergency attention:

  • Swallowing a poisonous substance
  • Drug overdose
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Burn or smoke inhalation
  • Head or spine injury
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Major bone fractures 
  • Deep or large wound
  • Near drowning

Take a Video Tour

Take a video tour of Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s new $24 million F.J. Borelli Family Emergency Center, where patients are cared for in private rooms and CDC infection-prevention guidelines are practiced in every department—from admissions to exam rooms to diagnostics. In addition to private patient rooms, the new Center features a rapid assessment area, larger trauma treatment bays, separate fast-track emergency care and dedicated imaging suites. 


Certified Trauma Center


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