Our Alfred Z. Solomon Emergency Center provides an advanced diagnostic and treatment facility with highly-trained professionals, day and night every day of the year, so patients can be confident high-quality emergency care is always nearby.
We are equipped with the latest in diagnostic equipment and treatments, ready for cardiac, respiratory, or other acute illness as well as fractures, overdoses, allergic reactions, and more. Our skilled emergency staff are prepared for any emergency, including pediatric, disaster, and medical toxicology including occupational and environmental toxicants.
Our Emergency Center has 36 private rooms, including trauma/resuscitation bays, isolation rooms, acute care room, a separate psychiatric/drug and alcohol treatment area, and a designated area for those with less serious illnesses.
Should it be necessary, we can quickly stabilize and airlift patients to other area facilities with dedicated resources for their particular trauma.
Please note: Patients with life-threatening illnesses or in need of immediate treatment are seen first. Malta Med Emergent Care at Exit 12, Urgent Care - Adirondack, and Urgent Care - Wilton are ready to provide quick service for minor injuries and illnesses.
Saratoga Hospital Medical Group – Emergency Medicine offers our patients an outstanding team of highly experienced, residency-trained physicians and advanced practice providers, most of whom are board-certified. Employing state-of-the-art equipment and advanced diagnostic techniques, our team specializes in acute illness diagnosis, trauma care, and resuscitation. Highly trained to quickly identify a wide range of injuries and diseases, they rapidly stabilize and seamlessly transition patients to the appropriate specialists or facility, if needed. Our affiliation with Albany Med provides a direct link to the only pediatric emergency center in the Capital Region.
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We continually seek new ways to reduce waiting times and improve the emergency care experience. Recent enhancements include streamlined triage and registration process, so patients are examined sooner, and electronic tracking board and electronic health records, resulting in increased efficiency, better communication among healthcare providers, and enhanced safety and quality.
Our Clinical Navigation Program helps patients with cancer and other serious illnesses arrange and coordinate the care they need, from that first clinical finding to diagnosis, treatment plan, and follow-up care. For patients unaccustomed to navigating the healthcare system, the process of arranging tests, consultations, and treatments can seem overwhelming. By connecting patients to the appropriate care providers as early as possible, our clinical navigation team can reduce stress, eliminate barriers to prompt treatment, and improve health outcomes. Patients typically are referred to the program from our Alfred Z. Solomon Emergency Center, one of our urgent care centers, or by their primary care provider. Patients can also reach out to the program without a referral.
Teleneurology gives us access to board-certified neurologists for consultations on stroke care and other emergencies. Advanced video-conferencing technology enables our emergency medicine team to partner with a remote neurologist 24/7 on prompt diagnosis and care. Together, they examine the patient, review images and lab results, and decide on the best course of treatment. Teleneurology also allows us to bring remote neurologists to the bedside for routine consults on inpatient care.
Our Emergency Center is equipped with a dedicated exam room for victims of sexual assault; negative pressure rooms for respiratory isolation; and isolation rooms accessible directly from outside via a decontamination shower.