Welcome to the Emergency Department at Paoli Hospital.
Emergencies can be a frightening experience for patients and their loved
ones. Our staff is not only equipped to treat injuries and illnesses
from minor to complex, but also is committed to providing a superior
More than 41,000 patients visit Paoli’s Emergency Department each year.
With patient satisfaction scores ranking higher than 99 percent of
hospitals nationwide, our patients appreciate the quality,
compassionate, and personalized care we offer at Paoli.
The County’s Only Trauma Center
Paoli Hospital as part of the Main Line Health System and Jefferson
Health System, has partnered with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
and Jefferson University Physicians, to bring trauma level care to the
community. Since becoming the county’s only trauma center in 2010,
Paoli’s experienced and specially trained team of trauma, neurologic and
orthopedic surgeons, certified nurses, and emergency staff have treated
thousands of patients and saved hundreds of lives Learn
more about our trauma center.
Our Emergency Department’s Fast Track Program
(Think EZ Pass®)
At Paoli, we realize that not all emergencies are
the same. For your convenience we offer 6 fast track rooms, where
patients will be quickly seen and properly treated for less serious
conditions including but not limited to:
Minor cuts and lacerations
Sprains and simple fractures
Uncomplicated urinary tract Infections (UTI)
Cough with no other symptoms
Simple eye injury
A Multidisciplinary, Expert Team with Access to
Our emergency team includes emergency medicine physicians and surgeons,
Magnet® nurses, physician assistants, anesthesiologists, and specially
trained staff. When visiting the emergency department at Paoli, you may
be seen by a physician specializing in emergency medicine, a nurse
practitioner or physician assistant. Nurse practitioners have graduate
degrees in nursing and can diagnose, treat and manage disease, perform
physical exams, order procedures and lab tests, write prescriptions and
perform certain procedures including some biopsies. Physician assistants
work with physicians to provide a variety of services.
Paoli Hospital was one of 20 recipients
nationwide—and the only hospital in the Philadelphia area—to receive the
Emergency Nurses Association “Lantern Award” for exemplary emergency
care, as well as exceptional and innovative leadership, education,
advocacy and research.
In an emergency every second counts. With laboratory and pharmacy
services onsite, our staff can receive results and provide medications
to patients faster. Convenient access to our 64-slice CT, Xray rooms and
MRI suite also enables our staff to obtain advanced images more quickly.
Emergency Department features:
Rapid evaluation upon arrival
All private patient rooms
Multiple, spacious waiting areas and family/physician
Ample and convenient parking outside the Emergency Department
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.