Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Pediatric Concussion Program

Whether it’s in the midst of athletic competition or on the playground, pediatric concussions sometimes occur. When they do, children may experience a range of symptoms, including headaches, memory loss, a ringing sensation in the ears, tiredness or changes in sleep habits, nausea and vomiting.

Concussion Evaluation and Baseline Testing 

At Goryeb Children’s Hospital’s Concussion Program, we're equipped to evaluate pediatric concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries, and determine an appropriate time to safely resume school or physical activities. We use Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT™), which measures several aspects of brain activity, including memory, reaction time, attention span and processing speed. A baseline test is often done when the patient is healthy, so that if he or she suffers a concussion, we have a reference point to determine the severity of the injury.

Children who have a concussion will be encouraged to rest and limit both mental and physical exertion. The length of rehabilitation depends on the severity of the concussion, but most patients make a complete recovery.

As part of Atlantic Health System Children’s Health, our physician services are provided through Atlantic Medical Group and are on staff at Goryeb Children’s Hospital.

Concussion Treatment

Our pediatric neurologist and pediatric physiatrist specialize in evaluating children with concussions and determining the best course of treatment. Most patients make a full recovery by resting and limiting mental and physical exertion. Those who do not recover within the typical time frame may be referred to physical therapy, vestibular therapy, vision therapy and neuropsychology. If headaches persist, we may also recommend a visit to our pediatric headache specialist.

Concussion Education

Our concussion program works with local schools to educate parents, teachers and coaches, so they know how to properly support a child with a concussion, both in the classroom and on the field of play.