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UPMC St. Margaret Emergency Department (ED)
UPMC St. Margaret Emergency Department (ED)

UPMC St. Margaret Emergency Department (ED)

When you need care right away, the Emergency Department (ER) team at UPMC St. Margaret is here for you — 24/7. We serve our neighbors in northeastern Allegheny County and the Alle-Kiski Valley region.

No matter what time of day or how complex your illness or injury, our doctors always provide the best possible emergency care.

Features of UPMC St. Margaret's ER

Our ER offers state-of-the-art technology and patient and family-friendly features, including:

24 treatment areas

  • 8 large critical care treatment areas.
  • 16 exam rooms.
  • An 8-bed suite for patients waiting for test results or hospital admission.

Each room has a TV.

Spacious waiting room

The waiting room offers a relaxing area for ER patients and family members and allows staff to streamline patient check-in.

When you arrive, a greeter will meet you. ER staff will triage you right away and then take you to a treatment room.

Bedside registration

After we triage you and take you to a treatment room, we will register you from your bedside.

Rooftop heliport

Located on the rooftop canopy above the ER, the heliport provides quick elevator access for medical transport.

Decontamination area

The ER at UPMC St. Margaret has its own air handling system, which protects the rest of the hospital from possible contagions.

The decontamination area:

  • Features its own outside entrance, air exhaust, and water drainage systems.
  • Received funding through a $1.6 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Emergency Preparedness.

Private family rooms

We have 2 private rooms for patients and their loved ones to discuss sensitive details of care with a doctor.

Stroke Telemedicine

The ER at UPMC St. Margaret uses telemedicine to help assess stroke patients and give timely treatment.

This system uses high-tech, two-way video chat to link experts at the UPMC Stroke Institute to our ER doctors. The stroke experts assess the patient’s condition and suggest the best treatment.