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Einstein Healthcare Network operates three Emergency Departments, located in North Philadelphia, East Norriton (Montgomery) and Elkins Park.

Our Locations

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia is a leading Level I Trauma Center, a Pediatric Receiving hospital, Joint Commission Certified, Platinum Award Comprehensive Stroke Center, and a medical command facility. We treat an average of 95,000 people per year.

5501 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA 19141
Phone: 215-456-7890
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Einstein uses state-of-the art technology to provide optimal care for our patients. Our physicians are all board certified in Emergency Medicine and are committed to our community and our patients. We are constantly striving to provide the best in Emergency Care with compassion and respect. Current best practices include:

  • Split-Flow Process: A split-flow process places patients into different care streams according to the level of nursing care required. While every patient who comes to the Emergency Department is seen by physicians and/or physician assistants, not every person’s situation requires a bed. Some patients can be seen in comfortable patient rooms with TVs and recliners. Regardless of care stream, most patients are treated within 90 minutes of arrival.
  • Door to CT Scan: Einstein delivers CT scans for people exhibiting new stroke symptoms in as little as 10 minutes from presentation at the door.
  • Door to Balloon Time: During cardiac events, every second counts. The Einstein team moves patients from ambulance to lifesaving intervention in under 90 minutes.
  • Fast Track: Einstein’s Fast Track area provides rapid care for people who have low need for nursing intervention before being seen by a physician. Located alongside Einstein’s Emergency Department, Fast Track offers high-quality, walk-in medical care for minor, non-urgent healthcare needs such as ankle sprains.
  • Our Nurses: As a Magnet® recognized healthcare organization, our Emergency Department nurses are committed to the highest level of excellence. Learn more about Einstein Nursing here.
  • Research: Einstein’s dedicated full-time research assistants work tirelessly to advance care protocols, treatments and operational procedures.
  • Sepsis: Einstein’s physicians have developed protocols to monitor for early signs that minimize the effect of sepsis/septic shock in the Emergency Department.
  • Emergency Medical Services: Einstein’s emergency services extend beyond hospital walls, lending personnel, expertise, guidance and interventions for disaster response situations including urban search and rescue, mass casualty situations, field triage and any incidents that may require medical command.

Technology

Einstein’s Emergency Departments lead the region with state-of-the-art monitoring for care. All innovations are designed to reduce treatment time for trauma, stroke and cardiac patients. Technology tools include:

  • State-of-the-art CT scanner based near the Emergency Department
  • Video-assisted intubation and laryngoscopy
  • State-of-the-art emergency bedside ultrasound equipment
  • Point-of-care testing
  • Electronic medical records

Einstein’s Transfer Center is designed to ensure that patients from referring hospitals have 24/7 access to the appropriate level and type of high-quality care in an expeditious manner. Referring hospitals may begin the transfer process by calling 1-833-EHN-STAT (1-833-346-7828).

When a referring facility calls, an Einstein Coordinator will gather the following information:

  • Patient’s name and date of birth
  • Diagnosis and reason for transfer
  • Clinical service requested
  • Type of floor needed
  • Hospital name, unit, bed number and sending unit phone/fax
  • Referring physician’s name and phone number

When all information is received, the Coordinator will request a call back number or immediately connect the referring hospital to an accepting physician and nursing supervisor.

It is the responsibility of the referring hospital to arrange transportation for the patient to Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia.

Einstein Crisis Response Center (CRC) treats mental and behavioral health crisis emergencies with psychiatric coverage 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Contact us at 215-951-8300. We are located at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. Learn more here.

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

The Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Family Emergency Department provides evidenced-based, cutting edge care to a wide variety of patients with a broad spectrum of illness and injury, including medical, surgical and trauma-related conditions.

559 West Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA 19403
Phone: 484-622-1000
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Einstein uses state-of-the-art systems to enhance patient care and improve outcomes. All physicians in the Emergency Department team are board-certified in Emergency Medicine and are committed to each patient we see, our community and cutting-edge research. We constantly work to improve every aspect of patient care – from wait times to outcomes. Current best practices include:

  • Split-Flow Process: A split-flow process places patients into different care streams according to the level of nursing care required. While every patient to the Emergency Department is seen by physicians and physician assistants, not every person’s situation requires a bed. Some patients can be seen in comfortable patient rooms with TVs and recliners. Regardless of care stream, most patients are treated within 90 minutes of arrival.
  • Door to CT Scan: Einstein delivers CT scans for people exhibiting new stroke symptoms in as little as 10 minutes from presentation at the door.
  • Door to Balloon Time: During heart attack, every second counts. The Einstein team strives to open a blocked artery in less than 90 minutes from ambulance or ED arrival.
  • Fast Track: Einstein’s Fast Track area provides rapid care for less critical problems. Located alongside Einstein’s Emergency Department, Fast Track offers fast, high-quality, walk-in medical care for healthcare needs such as ankle sprains or a sore throat.
  • Our Nurses: As a Magnet® recognized healthcare organization, our Emergency Department nurses are committed to the highest level of excellence. Learn more about Einstein Nursing here.
  • Sepsis: Einstein’s physicians have developed protocols to monitor for early signs that minimize the effect of sepsis/septic shock in the Emergency Department.
  • Emergency Medical Services: Einstein’s emergency services extend beyond hospital walls, lending personnel, training and care for patient receiving care outside the hospital. We have a close relationship with Emergency Medical Services providing medical command, disaster response, field triage and pre-hospital physician care.

Technology

Einstein’s Emergency Departments lead the region with state-of-the-art monitoring for care. All innovations are designed to reduce treatment time for trauma, stroke and cardiac patients. Technology tools include:

  • State-of-the-art CT scanner based near the Emergency Department
  • Video-assisted intubation and laryngoscopy
  • State-of-the-art emergency bedside ultrasound equipment
  • Point-of-care testing
  • Electronic medical records

Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park

Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park is a world class rehabilitation facility and community hospital in the same building, with specialized resources including bariatric surgery, specialty surgery, a Primary Stroke Center, and more. We provide evidence-based, leading-edge care to a wide variety of patients with a broad spectrum of illness and injury.

60 Township Line Road, first floor
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Phone: 215-663-6700, Option 3
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Einstein uses state-of-the-art systems to enhance patient care and improve outcomes. All physicians on the Emergency Department team are board-certified in Emergency Medicine, leading a team of advanced practice clinicians, nurses, technicians and other staff to provide outstanding emergency care. The ED cares for patients in our neighborhood, as well as our rehabilitation patient community at Moss Rehab. We are committed to each patient we see and constantly work to improve every aspect of patient care – from wait times to outcomes. Current best practices include:

  • Specialized Emergency Medicine: All physicians are Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, and provide the same level of care to adults and children that you would get at a Level I Emergency Trauma Center – all with the convenience and personal attention you’d expect from a local hospital.
  • Our Nurses: As a Magnet® recognized healthcare organization, our Emergency Department nurses are committed to the highest level of excellence. Learn more about Einstein Nursing here.
  • Short Wait Times: Einstein Medical Center Elkins Park boasts some of the shortest wait times in the region.

Welcome

Thank you for visiting Einstein Emergency Medicine!

For over 150 years Einstein has been committed to serving those in need and our Department of Emergency Medicine does exactly that. Einstein operates three hospital emergency departments and two observation units. Each are prepared to care for any patient who needs our help for any problem at any time. Our staff includes more than 50 board-certified emergency medicine physicians, 35 physician assistants or nurse practitioners, 60 emergency medicine physicians in training, two advanced practice providers in training and hundreds of nurses that are Magnet recognized. Our teams also include emergency pharmacists, social workers, care managers, technicians, clerical and registration staff, the support of a strong administrative staff and the backing of a vast multispecialty academic medical center. Our institutional mission focuses on healing by providing intelligent and responsible care and doing so with "humanity, humility and honor". We are proud of the work we do and consider it a privilege to care for our communities.

Einstein Emergency Medicine strives to achieve better health for all through our academic programs as well as our clinical sites. We support the largest emergency medicine residency training program and the only emergency medicine physician assistant residency program in Philadelphia. Our goal is to graduate exceptional clinicians who will develop and lead the future of emergency care. We include divisions of research, education, ultrasound, observation medicine, toxicology, emergency medical services, and information technology. Each division strives to achieve better healthcare for our communities through clinical care, education and innovation.


Elizabeth Datner, MD, FACEP
Chair, Emergency Medicine

Our Specialists

As part of the larger Einstein Health Network, our team works collaboratively with other departments to provide comprehensive care. We empower you to take charge of your health and improve your life.

Elizabeth Datner, MD, FACEP

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Robert Czincila, DO, FACEP

Chief, Department of Emergency Medicine

John Kowalski, DO

Medical Director, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia

Ryan Overberger, DO

Medical Director

Learn more about our Emergency Medicine team.

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