Saint Clare's provides comprehensive emergency care services at our hospitals in Denville and Dover, as well as Saint Clare's Health Center at Sussex. Each emergency department (ED) is staffed by emergency physicians supported by specially trained and certified nurses. The emergency departments are supported by state-certified paramedics, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), and mobile intensive care units (MICUs) who respond to locations throughout the region in the case of an emergency. Our paramedics work alongside local first aid squads to provide advanced life support in patient's homes, in the workplace, or on the road.
Our Emergency Departments can be reached at the following phone numbers:
Geriatric Emergency Department
Saint Clare’s is transforming part of our Emergency Department to provide specialized, senior-centered care.
With the aging population in our community and having older adults accounting for more than 25% of all our emergency visits, Saint Clare’s is transforming part of our Emergency Department to best serve these patients. We are enhancing our operation to provide a standardized guideline of care and specialized protocols are being implemented to help the geriatric patient. Our collaborative, multi-disciplinary team is dedicated to expedite an elderly patient’s discharge, avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and/or future Emergency Department visits. Saint Clare’s will also provide an array of services to support these patients and their family members allowing for a safer return home. Saint Clare’s has eight designated rooms in the Denville and Dover EDs for geriatric emergencies. To enhance safety and comfort, these rooms have: safety devices to prevent falls, pressure-reducing mattresses, large clocks, dim lighting capability, warmer rooms for comfort, and reading magnifiers.
In addition, adaptations to guidelines for care for this patient population include:
Consultations with pharmacists to review home medications
Ongoing, specialized training of staff working with geriatric patients
Screening for changes in mental status and other health risks
Improved integration of social workers to address needs, promoting success at home.
A follow-up phone call to the patient within 48 hours to inquire how they are feeling, did they fill their prescriptions, do they have questions?
If you are a patient or would like more information about Saint Clare’s Geriatric Emergency Department, please call 973-625-6400.
Psychiatric Emergency Care
Saint Clare's Health System also provides emergency psychiatric care at Saint Clare's Hospital/Denville. The 24-hour hotline for Psychiatric Emergency Services can be reached at 973-625-0280.
For questions or more information, please fill out our Online Inquiry Form.