2003-11-21 / Community

SJEH To Host Ribbon-Cutting On December 3

SJEH To Host Ribbon-Cutting On December 3

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, South Shore, will cut a red ribbon to mark the renovation of its Emergency Department on Wednesday, December 3, at 10 a.m. in the Emergency Department waiting room.

Doctors, community leaders, elected officials, and others will be in attendance as the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island cuts the ribbon to officially open the "new" Emergency Department.

The Emergency Department at St. John’s is the New York State designated 911 receiving hospital for the Rockaways as well as for the Five Towns in Nassau County.

Approximately 30,000 patient visits take place there annually. It is also the psychiatric receiving facility for the area.

There are newly renovated waiting room, triage and patient treatment areas. The pediatric emergency care area has been redesigned with a discreet waiting area and entrance for the greater comfort of young patients. The treatment of emergency cardiac care has been enhanced by the installation of state-of-the-art cardiac monitors, donated by St. John’s Development Board.

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital South Shore is the cornerstone of Episco-
pal Health Services, a not-for-profit healthcare organization of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. It is an acute care teaching hospital that provides comprehensive medical and surgical care with 332 beds. St. John’s is the provider of obstetrical care in the Rockaways and a major provider of mental health care.

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