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The Emergency Department at Metropolitan Hospital Center (MHC) is the primary site for EM residents. It is a state of the art integrated service that provides emergent, urgent, acute and sub-acute medical and psychiatric care for adults, infants and children. The Department partners with other hospital and community-based resources to provide its customers with access to appropriate levels of care. Affiliated with New York Medical College, the department is a center of academic excellence in Emergency Medicine. We are leaders in providing services to patients with complex health problems.

Consistent with the Hospitalís mission, we provide care for all regardless of ability to pay, and we affirm our unique role as the entry point into the health care system for those without other means of access.

MHC is one of eleven municipal hospitals administered by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, the largest public hospital system in the United States. MHC is recognized as a center of excellence for the following programs.


  • Family Centered Asthma Program
  • Womenís Health
  • Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Pediatric AIDS
  • Rehab Medicine
  • Emergency Asthma Care Center
  • Ultra-Rapid Detoxification
The hospital consists of 371 beds. The Emergency Department has approximately forty beds. Between 65,000 and 70,000 patients are registered annually including adult, pediatric, and psychiatric patients. Approximately 15% of these patients are admitted to an in-patient unit accounting for 90% of the hospital's in-patients and 95% of all critical care admissions.

All care provided in the Emergency Department and all resident activities are under the direction of 14 experienced Emergency Medicine ABEM certified or EM trained faculty. EM residents evaluate, diagnose, resuscitate and manage all patients including those with psychiatric disease, traumatic injuries, surgical and neurological emergencies in all age groups. Emergency residents perform all procedures required for stabilization of patients. In addition EM residents have 24 hour access to other ED based diagnostic modalities including but not limited to ultrasound, an EKG retrieval system and fiber optic intubation scopes.