Emergency Services at UPMC Passavant
The Emergency Departments at UPMC Passavant provides complete emergency care to people throughout Pittsburgh’s northern suburbs. At UPMC Passavant — McCandless and UPMC Passavant — Cranberry, our doctors consistently provide patients with the best possible emergency care – no matter the time of day, or the complexity of illness or injury.
- Stroke Telemedicine uses high-tech videoconferencing to link experts at the UPMC Stroke Institute to the Emergency Department physicians at the new, state-of-the-art Emergency Departments at UPMC Passavant — McCandless and UPMC Passavant — Cranberry, allowing physicians to assess possible stroke patients, make recommendations, and give timely treatment.
- Pediatric Telemedicine allows us to help our pediatric population at times when specialized care is necessary and cannot be provided at our facilities. For times like this, we have the ability to involve the pediatric specialists at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh via a live video teleconference link. The pediatric specialist can assess your child and make recommendations for care. Transfer arrangements can also be made, if necessary.
Chest Pain Expertise
- The Cardiac Cath Team at the Emergency Department at UPMC Passavant — McCandless has a collaborative goal with the UPMC Cardiology Department to expedite the care of our patients with heart attacks. Upon diagnosing a heart attack from an abnormal EKG, our emergency physicians will activate the cardiac cath team. This process can occur prior to the patient arriving to the ER if an abnormal EKG is transmitted while EMS is en route. Our cath team is committed to arriving to the hospital within 30 minutes to begin acute interventions, such as balloon angioplasty and stent placement.
- Clinical Decision Unit/ Chest Pain Center is located in the hospital's Emergency Department at UPMC Passavant — McCandless. This is a 23 hour observation unit where patients can be admitted over night and have testing the next day prior to discharge. The Chest Pain Center allows emergency physicians to evaluate a person’s chest pain and then admit them to determine whether or not they are having a heart attack. The Chest Pain Center provides patients with the appropriate tests, monitoring, and medical evaluation so doctors are able to determine the patient’s condition.
UPMC Passavant — McCandless has the ability to care for a wide array of medical ailments. Some of these conditions may be more complex than others. The Fast Track service is dedicated to caring for less complex or minor injuries and illnesses. Patients that are triaged to Fast Track are evaluated by a certified nurse practitioner or physician assistant. These providers work closely with a highly trained emergency medicine physicians to provide high-quality and expedited care.
UPMC Passavant — Cranberry/Telemedicine
The Emergency Department at UPMC Passavant — Cranberry provides quality care to a large pediatric population living in one of the youngest and fastest growing communities in Western Pennsylvania. Responding to the needs of this community, UPMC Passavant — Cranberry has partnered with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) in their delivery of using telemedicine to communicate with the Pediatricians in the Emergency Department at CHP. As always, children requiring admission or a higher level of care will be stabilized and transferred to Children’s Hospital.
UPMC Passavant — McCandless
9100 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
UPMC Passavant — Cranberry
1 St. Francis Way
Cranberry Township, PA 16066