St. Mary’s General Remains Open for All Medical Emergencies - Not
Patients Suffering Emergencies, Such as Heart Attacks or Strokes, Should
Not Delay Care and Still Visit ER
Ensuring safe access to emergency medical care continues to be important,
even during a pandemic. The Emergency Department physicians and staff
at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Passaic, NJ remain available to
serve emergency needs for non-COVID related issues.
Patients should not delay care when needed, especially for conditions such
as heart attack or stroke where early diagnosis and treatment can be lifesaving.
Recent trends suggest that patients are not seeking care for emergencies
and delays in diagnosis are leading to poor outcomes. Stay-at-home orders
issued by public health agencies make exceptions for those in need of
emergency medical treatments.
Those experiencing signs of a heart attack or stroke, such as chest pain
or sudden muscle weakness, should still call 911 or visit the emergency
We are well prepared to handle non-COVID emergencies
and have special expertise in the following areas:
- State Certified Stroke Center
- State Designated Heart Center & STEMI Program
- Specialized Senior Care Unit
St. Mary's General is following all state, local and federal guidelines
to safeguard our staff and protect other patients from exposure.
Those experiencing mild flu-like symptoms should consult with their primary
care physician while taking precautions to self-isolate and limit contact
with family members while at home. Thos with symptoms that worsen, including
a consistent cough and fever - should visit an emergency room as soon