Emergency Department

Whether it's a sprained ankle from a run on the boardwalk or a life-threatening heart attack, the emergency staff at Shore Medical Center is ready, willing and able to help.

Shore Medical Center's Emergency Department is staffed with board-certified emergency medicine physicians, with training in everything from obstetrics and pediatrics to orthopedics and cardiology. In addition, pediatric physician specialists are on duty at Shore 24 hours a day and are readily available to consult with physicians in our Emergency Department. A rooftop helipad is available for emergency airlifting of patients for specialized trauma treatment.

As a Primary Stroke Center recognized by the Joint Commission, our emergency department staff and physicians are specially trained in the care and treatment of stroke patients and are skilled in administering rt-PA, the "clot busting" medication that can save lives when administered in time. We also provide 24-hour neurology and neurosurgery physician care. Additionally, Shore’s stroke center team provides education programs for local emergency medical services personnel to help them identify stroke signs.

The Emergency Department staff uses a triage system to separate the most serious injuries and illnesses from more minor conditions.