Offering expert emergency care in a comfortable, state-of-the-art facility, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway’s renovated Emergency Department is ready to treat all your medical emergencies including cardiac, neurologic and orthopedic. Our staff is skilled at handling all medical emergencies in adults and children.
Fast Track services, staffed by emergency-trained personnel, quickly treat your minor emergencies, with access to specialty services, if required.
We are a state-designated Stroke Center and provide a full suite of physical, occupational, speech and swallowing services to help facilitate stroke recovery. Our emergency cardiac services include stenting in our cardiac cath lab.
The department is staffed by physicians board-certified in Emergency Medicine and certified Physician Assistants, all members of Emergency Medical Associates
(EMA), one of the country’s premier emergency physician groups. Members of EMA are regionally and nationally recognized as thought leaders in Emergency Medicine, serving on local and national Emergency Medicine committees.
Our department features 23 patient bays, a double triage room, wireless bedside registration and advanced radiology services. The Emergency Department has complimentary television in each treatment bay to make your stay more comfortable. Family members are supported by a comfortable waiting area which includes complimentary television and Wi-Fi. There is convenient, free parking.
Emergency Department Staff
Michael Bernstein, MD, MBA, Medical Director
Lauren Trattner, DO, Associate Medical Director; Director, Mobile Intensive Care Department
Eric Kleinert, RN, BSN, Nurse Manager
Kerri Burlew, PA-C, Head Physician Assistant
Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
Serving the community for more than 30 years, RWJ Rahway’s MICU is staffed by an experienced team of certified paramedics. We respond to more than 6,000 requests and treat more than 3,000 patients annually, performing procedures that include: cardiac monitoring, defibrillation, synchronized cardioversion, external cardiac pacing, 12 lead EKG, phlebotomy, tracheal intubation, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), intravenous therapy, intraosseous access, chest decompression, medication administration through IV, IM, SQ, oral, rectal central venous and transdermal mechanisms, and pulse oximetry.
Our MICU is dispatched by the Union County Regional Dispatch Center. A request for medical assistance is routed through a local 9-1-1 dispatch center, usually at each town’s police department. If the request is serious, the dispatcher puts through a request for advance life support (ALS) to the paramedic unit that covers that municipality.