full-service Emergency Department is equipped and staffed
to provide state-of-the-art emergency medical care 24 hours
per day, seven days per week. The ED maintains a service-oriented
atmosphere in which patients are evaluated and managed by
skilled and experienced physicians and a talented nursing
and technical staff.
Our staff is equally comfortable providing
life-saving services and routine care for our patients.
Emergency physicians enjoy prompt and reliable round-the-clock
to specialists and subspecialists on the Pennsylvania Hospital
staff, as well as to the most current diagnostic imaging
and laboratory testing modalities.
The physician staff of the Pennsylvania Hospital Emergency
Department shares a significant professional interest in
the emergency care of patients with chest
pain and with stroke symptoms. Clinical protocols are
in place that provide for rapid, evidence-based evaluation and management of
these patients by a multidisciplinary team of professionals dedicated to providing
a smooth and seamless transition of care from the ED to inpatient critical
care settings. Our emergency physicians regularly provide teaching
conferences at PAH in these important and always-changing clinical areas
The Emergency Department at Pennsylvania Hospital is scheduled
to undergo substantial renovation beginning in 2004. In
addition to increasing and upgrading current
patient care spaces, the new ED will include a 10-bed observation unit and
chest pain evaluation center. As planning continues for
this exciting project, updates
will be posted on this site.