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Accordion style staging page

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How quickly will I be seen?

When you arrive in the ED, your condition will be assessed as soon as possible to establish a personal “Care Path,” and you will be directed to an appropriate clinical area. Key members of the clinical team will conduct a more thorough evaluation based on your individual condition. Your care plan may involve blood work, urinalysis, imaging exams, and other initial tests and treatments.

By allocating a specific area for each patient, our team is able to deliver the most effective care in the shortest time possible. Each clinical team is dedicated to a specific area of the ED and comes directly to the patient. This process reduces delays and enhances collaborative, coordinated care.

Care paths based on condition or injury

SUPER-TRACK—for those with less serious conditions. These patients will see a physician specifically assigned to this area, and patients are generally discharged in an hour or less.

MID-TRACK—for those requiring more time and resources, but who are able to walk. These patients will be seated comfortably before being seen by a provider and are generally discharged within 2 hours.

ACUTE-TRACK—for those with more significant injuries or conditions requiring more complex care.

Generally, it takes approximately 3 hours from the patient’s arrival until either discharge or the arrangement of ongoing care in the Hospital.

Who will treat me?

The White Plains Hospital ED is staffed with physicians and advanced practice providers who specialize in emergency medicine. In addition, you will be seen by trained registered nurses and technicians who also have extensive experience in emergency care. You may also be seen by professionals from other areas of the hospital such as the laboratory, radiology or cardiac center in order to offer you the most effective treatment.

What happens if I need to be admitted?

If you are admitted to the Hospital, you will be provided with all of the information regarding where you will be staying and who will be treating you throughout your stay.

What do I need to know while waiting in the emergency room?

Expect to fill out paperwork as requested by the intake coordinator. You should refrain from eating or drinking until you are assessed by a physician. It is also important to understand that as more emergent cases arrive by ambulance, the order in which patients are treated may change, but we always ensure that each patient receives the prompt emergency care that they need.

What is the best time to come to the emergency room?

Our emergency room is open 24/7, so you don’t need to hesitate when thinking about timing. Patients are treated depending on the order in which they arrive and the severity of illness or injury.

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Femoral hernia

A femoral hernia occurs when the intestine pushes into the canal carrying the femoral artery into the upper thigh. Femoral hernias are most common in women, especially those who are pregnant or obese.

Hiatal hernia

A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper stomach is forced up through the diaphragm, which can often cause gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This occurs most frequently in those over the age of 50 who are obese and is a result of changes in the diaphragm caused by age, injury or intense pressure, or simply is a result of being born with a large opening (hiatus) in the diaphragm.

Inguinal hernia

Inguinal hernias are the most common and occur when a weakness in the abdominal wall allows a portion of the bladder or the intestine to protrude into the groin area.

Umbilical hernia

An umbilical hernia is when part of the small intestine passes through the abdominal wall near the navel. It is most common in newborns but also occurs in women who are obese or who have had many children.

Incisional hernia

An incisional hernia occurs when the intestine pushes through the abdominal wall where a previous surgery occurred, most commonly in elderly or overweight people who are inactive after abdominal surgery.

Ventral hernia

A ventral hernia occurs when a portion of intestine bulges through an opening in the middle of the abdomen.

Epigastric hernia

In an epigastric hernia, the intestine bulges through a hole in the muscle above the belly button.