Kennedy has three top-notch emergency departments at our hospitals in Stratford, Washington Township and Cherry Hill.
In 2003, Kennedy opened a $23.4 million emergency department at our Washington Township campus. The largest emergency department in the region, it quadrupled the size of the former emergency department to 26,000 square feet. Features of the state-of-the-art facility includes two centers of patient care: one for acute care and the other for less acute patients.
The emergency department houses 25 private treatment rooms, a hotel-like reception area that features separate children's waiting area and a private room for family consultations. Kennedy provides 24-hour pediatric emergency care at our Washington Township campus emergency department.
Ronald McDonald House Waiting RoomTogether with Ronald McDonald House, Kennedy offers a special waiting room for families of children who are cared for in Kennedy's Washington Township Emergency Department. The waiting room is bright, cheerful and chocked full of toys, video games and refreshments for children and their parents.
Emergency Room Patient Navigator RNKennedy now takes patient care to a higher level. We know that navigating the healthcare system can be overwhelming, so our Patient Navigators do it for you.
Nicole Schwartz, RN - Washington Twp.: 856-582-3007
Joanne Schleider, RN - Stratford: 856-346-6241Patricia Madden, RN, BSN - Washington Township: 856- 218-5466
Kennedy Health System Emergency Rooms
Emergency Room Tips
Because the costs for a typical ER visit is often four times as much as a visit to a physician’s office, you can realize a significant cost savings by using the ER only for acute medical situations, (severe burns, broken bones).
Before Going to the Emergency Room
Emergency Room Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I have to wait before seeing an ER doctor?
Wait times may vary, depending on the volume of patients, availability of treatment rooms, and the nature of your illness or injury. Ambulances, carrying critically injured or ill patients may also increase the wait time for "walk-in" ER patients. If you have a concern about wait times, or there is a change in the your condition, please see an ER triage nurse.
I arrived first. Why was another patient seen before me?
Patients are seen based on a 'triage system'. Every new patient is given an initial medical evaluation. Patients with a critical illness or injury are seen first.
I have seen the doctor. Why do I need to wait before leaving or being admitted?
The doctor may order further testing (radiology, blood work) to help with diagnosis and treatment. You may need to wait to receive these tests, and additionally wait for the results to become available for the doctor to review.
I need to follow-up with a specialist. What do I do now?
One of our Patient Navigator RN's can assist you with locating the appropriate specialist, obtaining the correct referral documents, and scheduling your appointment.