Reinventing healthcare one patient at a time

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Emergency Care

Ellis is rethinking emergency care. We’re locating facilities where our communities need them most, collaborating with emergency first-responders and streamlining our processes at every stage to get patients into treatment faster and save lives.

Improving emergency care in our community

Ellis Medicine's extensive restructuring efforts focus on providing the proper level of care in the proper location. Emergency care is a priority in this initiative. The expanded and modernized Ellis Hospital Emergency Department has allowed us to handle all emergency care cases in Schenectady county in a single location. In addition, the Medical Center of Clifton Park has helped Ellis bring care closer to people in Southern Saratoga County, one of the fastest growing areas of the state.

Ellis Emergency Care Centers:

Ellis Hospital - 518.243.4121 - 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady NY
Medical Center of Clifton Park - 103 Sitterly Road, Clifton Park NY 

Improving the emergency process

The Ellis Emergency Department continues to implement new initiatives to further improve quality of care and reduce the wait time for patients. Some of our highlights include:

  • Added physician and nursing staff, plus 17 additional treatment rooms help ease the congestion that came with unifying three hospitals into one.
  • An electronic Emergency Department Tracking Board and electronic health records that help provide greater efficiencies, enhanced communication among caregivers, and ultimately provide further quality and patient safety improvements.
  • Ellis' emergency medicine experts are utilizing innovative, time saving procedures and technology to enhance quality of care and reduce the wait time for patients. Learn more...
  • Ellis collaborates with EMS professionals by donating enhanced EKG units that can transmit EKGs directly to the ED, helping to recognize heart attack patients even before they arrive at Ellis.