South Site Emergency Department

Staten Island is the fastest growing borough in New York City. And, within our borough, the population on the south shore of the Island is leading that trend.

In 2011, the Emergency Department at Staten Island University Hospital's South Site treated more than 33,000 patients. For many of those patients who had conditions that were not life threatening, the wait time to see a doctor was less than 20 minutes.

Nationally, the average wait time is more than four hours, according to the American College of Emergency Physicians. In quality and convenience, our South Site ED rivals that of any community hospital in the country.  

The South Site emergency facility is 8,700 square feet and features 27 patient treatment rooms, enabling our health care team to deliver trauma, behavioral, urgent, and emergent care to geriatric, adult and pediatric patients in a family-friendly environment.

The South Site ED is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and is certified by the American Heart Association as a designated Stroke Center. (The emergency centers on both north and south campuses are 911 receiving hospitals responsible for the evaluation, resuscitation and stabilization of patients of all ages who present with an acute illness or injury.)