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Emergency Medicine

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Emergency Medicine

Rochester Regional Health provides emergency services to the Greater Rochester, Finger Lakes and Genesee County regions. Emergency services are provided by teams of board-certified emergency medicine physicians supported by specially trained nursing staff and technicians. Rochester Regional Emergency Centers include:

Wondering what some of the most common ailments we treat? Dustin Riccio, MD, President of Newark-Wayne Community Hospital and Kevin Casey, MD, President of Rochester General Hospital, hosted a session to discuss what we see most in our EDs.

Emergency Center FAQs

How long will I have to wait in the Emergency Center?
Patients with life-threatening conditions are treated immediately. For less urgent situations, physicians see patients according to the level of severity. The most critical medical needs are addressed first. 

Do I need my doctor's permission before I use the E.C.? 
In a life-threatening situation, call 911 and proceed directly to the E.C. Pre-authorization from your doctor is not generally required. You should follow up with your doctor after you have been discharged and ask your insurance company about coverage.

What forms of insurance do you accept? 
All health insurance plans are accepted.

Will you bill my insurance?
Yes, we will bill your insurance company and ask you for a copy of your health insurance card before you leave.

Can I be treated in the Emergency Center if I don't have insurance?
Your health and well-being is most important to us. If you do not have insurance, you will receive an emergency evaluation and any emergency treatment necessary. We will then refer you to our finance department to help you work out an affordable payment schedule.

Do I need to pay my insurance co-payment before I can be treated? 
We request that your co-payment is paid by cash, check, or charge when you are released from the E.C., after you have been treated.

How do I get a copy of my Emergency Center medical record?
Simply call the Medical Records office at 585.723.7402. You will be asked to sign a release form prior to receiving a copy of your record.

What if I don't have my own doctor?
The Emergency Center will be happy to provide you with a referral to a doctor. Or call Unity Contact Center at 585.368.3000. Registered nurses are available to help you.

RSI Resource

Out-of-Hospital Endotracheal Intubation Experience and Patient Outcomes
Ann Emerg Med. 2010;55:527-537

Review of endotracheal intubations by Ottawa advanced care paramedics in Canada
PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE 2009;13:311–315

Paramedic Training for Proficient Prehospital Endotracheal Intubation
REHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE 2010;14:103–108

Effect of Paramedic Experience on Orotracheal Intubation Success Rates
The Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 251–256, 2003

Defining the "Learning Curve" for Paramedic Student Endotracheal Intubation
PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE 2005;9:156–162

A Meta-analysis of Prehospital Airway Control Techniques
Part 1 : Orotracheal and Nasotracheal Intubation Success Rates

PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE 2010;14:377–401

Paramedic Perceptions of Challenges in Out-of-Hospital Endotracheal Intubation
PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE 2007;11:219–223
 

Paramedic RSI for Severe TBI : Perspectives from an Expert Panel
PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE 2007;11:1–8

EFFECT OF INTENSIVE PHYSICIAN OVERSIGHT ON A PREHOSPITAL RAPID SEQUENCE INTUBATION PROGRAM
PREHOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE 2010;14:310-316

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