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About the Emergency Department

Emergency Care Team

The Emergency Department at Sibley Memorial Hospital practices leading-edge emergency medicine in a patient-friendly environment. We combine outstanding clinical care, efficiency, comfort, dignity and safety to approximately 35,000 patients each year. The department is located on the first floor of the hospital. Patients can be dropped off at the emergency entrance, accessible from Loughboro Road.

The Department is divided into two areas. Our major treatment area has 15 beds and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There is a separate Fast Track area, designed to provide patients with less serious complaints faster treatment and discharge. Fast Track has five treatment areas and is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. During other times, minor illnesses are treated in the main department.

Awards and Recognitions

The Sibley Emergency Department was named one of Bethesda Magazine’s Best of Bethesda 2014 “Top Vote-Getter” for Best Emergency Room

Sibley was also awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This certification signifies our organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients and that our stroke program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.

Press Ganey has also awarded the Sibley Emergency Department with the 2013 Success Story Award and the 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award.

Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation Thanks You

Learn about Sibley's Emergency Department with Jennifer Abele, M.D., Medical Director, Emergency Department.