Emergency Services

Providing 24/7 Peace of Mind


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Emergency Care brochure


At HackensackUMC Mountainside, board-certified emergency medicine physicians and specially trained nurses and staff are dedicated to expertly diagnosing and treating a full spectrum of

medical emergencies around the clock, 365 days per year.

These professionals are always on-duty to provide expert care for patients of all ages:

  • Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Obstetrician
  • Neonatologist
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Hospitalists (Internists)
  • Internal Medicine Residents
  • Expertly Trained Emergency Care Nurses (certified in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support)
  • 24-Hour Crisis Psychiatric Staff

Specialists are on-call to provide 20 different kinds of advanced care including:

  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Urology

Comfort and compassion along with medical care  

  • Our patient advocates are dedicated to greeting patients and their families, keeping them informed and making them as comfortable as possible.
  • Our state-of-the-art sign language computer and language interpretation phone systemensure that we’re ready to serve patients with special communication needs.
  • Our case managers support patients and their loved ones by responding to questions regarding treatment, insurance, placement, transportation and other concerns.  

Geriatric friendly

At HackensackUMC Mountainside, we’re committed to serving the special needs of elderly patients. We offer areas with less noise and softer lighting to ensure their comfort, safety and satisfaction.

Single-bed treatment rooms

Upon arrival at the Emergency Department, you will be seen by a triage nurse who will assess your condition. The role of the triage nurse is to ensure that patients with the most serious conditions receive priority care.  If admission is necessary, our patients are treated in single-bed rooms for their comfort and privacy.

Fast tracking your case

We can reduce your wait if your emergency is relatively minor. Our eight-bed Fast Track Unit is fully staffed to ensure prompt, efficient care for patients with some less serious conditions and injuries.  Fast Track also offers convenient bedside registration.

Common reasons to come to the ED

Some of the most frequent complaints and conditions we handle in our Emergency Department include:

  • Chest pain - angina and myocardial infarction (heart attack)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abscesses
  • Stroke – cerebrovascular accidents
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Heart failure
  • Serious cuts and wounds - lacerations
  • Orthopedic and rheumatologic issues
  • Respiratory diseases and pneumonia
  • Seizures
  • Infections

You can turn to our ED with confidence because all of our patients consistently receive the finest quality care. In fact, along with hospital-wide accreditation, HackensackUMC Mountainside has been awarded disease-specific Chest Pain, Stroke and Wound Care certifications by The Joint Commission, the nation’s foremost independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to evaluating and enhancing the performance of hospitals and other healthcare facilities.  Our stroke program has also been recognized by the American Heart -Stroke Association with a Gold Plus award.


Community wellness and safety activities

Our physicians provide educational programs for local rescue squads to ensure that their knowledge of emergency care is current. The HackensackUMC Mountainside Community Education Department also arranges public health screenings throughout the year. Please check the hospital’s Calendar of Events for upcoming dates.

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