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Emergency Medicine

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The Emergency Department at Margaretville Hospital is a 24-hour Emergency Department for adults and pediatric patients, including walk-ins and those brought in by Ambulance. The Emergency Department is led by a team of expert medical professionals, including nurses who are all certified in trauma care, advanced cardiac life support, basic life support, or pediatric advanced life support. We use the latest medical technologies to monitor vital signs, heart rates, and respiration. As a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), we use telemedicine for Stroke, Behavioral Health and Trauma. 

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, Call 911. 

Margaretville Hospital’s EMS department, Call 845.586.2631 ext. 36340

Emergency Department 
42084 State Highway 28 
Margaretville, NY 12455 

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The Emergency Department’s Physician Assistants and Family Nurse Practitioner are nationally certified by their respective professional organizations

Margaretville Emergency Department uses: 

  • Digital documentation system that tracks physician documentation and interfaces with other hospital departments, allowing for quick retrieval of up-to-date records and treatment history – a critical need when time is of the essence.
  • Real-time digital radiology and CT technology  

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Margaretville Hospital Emergency Medical Services department provides Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support to individuals within a 15-mile radius of the hospital. Our trained ambulance personnel are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and works closely with local fire departments and other agencies to provide prompt out-of-hospital care and transport to our Emergency Department during medical emergencies. To learn more, contact Margaretville Hospital’s EMS department, call 845.586.2631 ext. 36340.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Basic Life Support is a level of medical care which provides initial emergency care to patients with life-threatening injuries and illness until they can receive care at a hospital. It focuses on maintaining a clear airway for patients to properly breathe, as well as maintaining adequate circulation and blood supply through possible use of CPR and breathing control.

Advanced Life Support (ALS)

Advanced Life Support (ALS) is a higher level of emergency medical care that extends beyond the level of care that Basic Life Support can provide. ALS is typically used when a patient is experiencing a cardiac or diabetic emergency, poisoning, potential stroke or other emergency. Emergency measures that can be taken include cardiac monitoring, defibrillation, IV initiation, administration of medications and advanced airway management


Westchester Medical Center (WMC) has been certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, a designation that represents the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. WMC is the only hospital in the Hudson Valley region with this certification.  



The TeleStroke Program at HealthAlliance Hospital: and Margaretville Hospital connects patients at these facilities with stroke specialists at Westchester Medical Center. WMCHealth’s secure, high-definition eHealth Program offers patients personalized care from advanced WMCHealth specialists without having to travel to visit them. The specialists complement – and do not replace – the dedicated healthcare teams at the patient’s location. Learn more.


If you or someone you are with experience any of these symptoms, Call 911 immediately

Learn the signs and symptoms of stroke in this quick, must-watch video.*

*Video made before COVID-19 protocols.


What Is a Stroke?


A stroke happens when blood stops flowing to any part of your brain, damaging brain cells. The effects of a stroke depend on the part of the brain that was damaged and the amount of damage done.


Margaretville Hospital’s ambulance is state of the art, bringing immediate stroke care straight to the patient.


Other WMCHealth Members


HealthAlliance Hospital in Kington and Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla both provide advanced stroke care. HealthAlliance is a state-designated Primary Stroke Center and Westchester Medical Center is a state-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest level of stroke care


Achieving the Primary Stroke Center designation involves a rigorous screening process. The advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center designation indicates the medical center is capable of treating the most complex stroke cases, providing a level of care few hospitals anywhere can match.


Patients can be easily transported to HealthAlliance Hospital or Westchester Medical Center if they need higher levels of care.



Pediatrics - Access to Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Maria Fareri Children’s Healthcare Services in Poughkeepsie or Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla

A pediatric emergency room and inpatient care services are now open at MidHudson Regional Hospital, in association with Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, the Hudson Valley’s only acute care children’s hospital. Both organizations are members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).  

Learn more about Maria Fareri Children’s Healthcare Services at MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie

Learn more about Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in Valhalla

Behavioral Health Emergency Services

Behavioral Health Emergency Services are provided in the Margaretville Hospital Emergency Department seven days a week, 24 hours a day. We offer in-network, inpatient admissions and referrals to outpatient clinics and programs, including day treatment and partial hospitalization programs. We focus on your safety and comfort, as well as the safety of others during the mental health assessment.

In an Emergency, Call 911, or go to an emergency department near you.

Margaretville Hospital Emergency Department, call 845.586.2631, ext. 36340