Emergency Department

Emergency medicine is a branch of medicine that recognizes, stabilizes and treats emergency medical conditions. The emergency physician requires a broad field of knowledge and advanced procedural skills often including surgical procedures, trauma resuscitation, advanced cardiac life support and advanced airway management.

At Eastern Long Island Hospital, we are not satisfied with just providing you with advanced clinical care. We want to provide you with a little to no wait ER experience. For over 95% of our patients, our ER has one of the shortest wait times in all of Suffolk County. Actual times will vary, but rest assured we are committed to treating your emergency with urgency.

The Emergency Department features dedicated areas for trauma and chest pain as well as isolation rooms. ELIH provides adult and pediatric emergency care.

  • Open 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
  • Accessible by Land, Sea, and Air
  • Heliport and Emergency Dock
  • Expert Patient-Focused Care
  • Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physicians
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified Nurses
  • Credentialed Team -- Exceeding New York State Standards



Lawrence R. Schiff, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Chairman, Emergency Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Regional Medical Director, North Fork EMS 

Recognized as a New York State Physician of Excellence by Suffolk County REMSCO (Regional Emergency Medical Services Council), Dr. Lawrence Schiff is the Chairman of Emergency Medicine at ELIH. Dr. Schiff is dually certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Additionally, he holds a full complement of cardiopulmonary resuscitation certifications.