The NYU Langone Medical Center-Tisch Hospital Emergency Department serves as one of the major training sites for the NYU/Bellevue Emergency Medicine Residency Program. NYU Langone Medical Center has been named to the US News Honor Roll for 'Best Hospitals in the Nation" and the NYU Langone Department of Patient Services has achieved the highly south after Magnet designation status, a distinction earned by fewer than 6% of all U.S. hospitals. Tisch Hospital is a 705-bed acute care tertiary hospital, serves some 37,000 inpatients annually. NYU Langone also consists of the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, the first and one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world, and the Hospital for Joint Diseases,one of only five orthopedic/rheumatology hospitals in the world. Combined, the hospitals perform over 15,000 inpatient surgical procedures annually and see over 656,000 outpatient visits each year. In 2010, there were over 1,000,000 physician office visits. NYU Langone Medical Center was also the recipient of the Niagara Health Quality Coalition’s (NHQC) New York State Hospital Report Card Honor Roll for patient safety and quality for the last three years running.
The Tisch Emergency Department annual volume has steadily increased over the last few years. We are expecting to see over 50,000 patients this year. Our Emergency Department consists of various faculty, residents, physician assistants, and nurses who have achieved specialty certification in adult and pediatric emergency Emergency Nursing. The Tisch Hospital Emergency Department is a designated Stroke and STEMI receiving center seeing high acuity patients. The NYU Langone Medical Center Emergency Department is currently under construction to expand and renovate its thereby creating a more flexible and efficient environment for delivering emergency care to adults and children. The project is a high priority for the Medical Center because of current high demand for its emergency services and expected continued growth in demand in the future. The three-year, multi-phased project will increase the size and capacity of the department from its current 6,900 square feet and 18 patient care spaces, to more than 22,000 square feet and 40 patient care spaces. There will also be dedicated fast track and separate Pediatric Emergency Department.
The Emergency Department Expansion and Renovation
NYU Langone Medical Center will expand and renovate its Emergency Department to create a more flexible and efficient environment for delivering emergency care to adults and children. The project is a high priority for the Medical Center because of current high demand for its emergency services and expected continued growth in demand in the future.
The three-year, multi-phased project will increase the size and capacity of the department from its current 6,900 square feet and 18 patient treatment positions, to more than 22,000 square feet and 40 patient positions.
Under the management of the Real Estate Development and Facilities Department, the project includes constructing a new one-story addition and renovating space recently vacated that is adjacent to the existing ED; reconfiguring the department’s current radiology department and main corridors; and completely renovating the rest of the existing ED.
Besides substantially increasing the size of the facility and its capacity to serve patients, the project reconfigures the layout and re-engineers the workflow to make the most efficient use of the space. The work will be conducted in phases to enable the Emergency Department to remain fully operational for the project’s three-year duration.