Margaretville Hospital hosts a 24-hour Emergency Department led by medical director Dr. Paul Llobet. Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Llobet leads a team of expert medical professionals, including a staff of ER 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.
The Emergency Department’s Physician Assistants and Family Nurse Practitioner are nationally certified by their respective professional organizations.
For more information about our Emergency Department, call Sharon Gavette at (845) 586-2631 x3224.
EMS – Emergency Medical Services
Margaretville Hospital Emergency Medical Services department provides Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support and patient transportation within a 15-mile radius of the hospital. Our trained ambulance squad is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and works closely with county EMS, and local rescue and fire departments to provide prompt out-of-hospital acute care and transport to our Emergency Department during medical emergencies.
Basic Life Support is a level of medical care which focuses on stabilizing 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 is a higher level of emergency medical care that extends 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 or potential stroke. Emergency measures that can be taken include cardiac monitoring, defibrillation, IV initiation, administration of medications and advanced airway management.
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911. For more information about Margaretville Hospital’s EMS department, call (845) 586-2631 x3226.