Shoreline Medical Center

Overview

Shoreline Medical CenterAt the Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center, our team of physicians, nurses and staff dedicate themselves to providing the best care and service possible. It’s something our patients have come to recognize and expect from us.

We are proud to have received the prestigious Press Ganey Summit Award for three consecutive years of over 95% patient satisfaction. Press Ganey, the nation’s leader in patient satisfaction measurement, independently surveys patients for true, informative customer service and quality of care opinions.

This Spring, We’re Moving So We Can Serve You Even Better!

At twice the size of our current facility, our new, state-of-the-art Shoreline Medical Center will open this April with expanded 24/7 emergency care, easier parking and outpatient diagnostic services—including a new women’s imaging center, a brand new MRI suite, CT, X-Ray, a full service lab and more! And it’s conveniently located right off Exit 65 on I-95 in Westbrook. Come see it for yourself at our Open House on April 19th or call (860) 358-3700 for more information.

Location

260 Westbrook Road
Essex, CT 06426
Facility: (860) 358-3700
Directions

Hours

Emergency Services, 24/7

Outpatient Laboratory and Radiology
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Services

The Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center, we have developed a reputation as a convenient center that offers quality health care services provided by skilled, caring medical professionals to the over 80,000 community residents we serve. Our expert staff utilizes the latest technology to offer a wide range of services, including 24/7 emergency care, Express Care, advanced diagnostic imaging (including 64-Slice CT, open and closed MRI and digital mammography), lab services, pre-operative testing, neurodiagnostics and infusion therapy.

  • Emergency Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Outpatient Infusion
  • Outpatient Laboratory
  • Outpatient Neurology
  • Outpatient Radiology
  • Rehabilitation Services

You can count on the Middlesex Hospital Shoreline Medical Center to provide you and your family with the very best in health care.

Emergency Services

Emergency Medicine

Expert, board–certified emergency medicine doctors are on–site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and supported by a broad spectrum of diagnostic capabilities.

Paramedic Services

Middlesex Hospital paramedics are based in our Essex Emergency Department, and on call around the clock to begin treatment at the scene of critical emergencies.

Middlesex Hospital paramedics provide emergency medical services to the towns of Essex, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Westbrook and Deep River, Chester, Clinton, Killingworth, 24 hours a day. Being able to provide these services before a patient in critical condition gets to the Emergency Department is extremely important. Paramedics receive special medical training that enables them to provide an advanced level of emergency medical services.

Laboratory Services

Full-service, on-site, outpatient laboratory in a convenient setting, including Pre-Operative Testing — all routine tests required by any hospital prior to admission to surgery. Here is a list of the most common laboratory tests.

Amylase

Your doctor may request this test if you have symptoms of a pancreatic disorder, such as severe abdominal pain, fever, loss of appetite, or nausea.

ANA

This test helps to diagnose lupus and to rule out certain other autoimmune diseases.

aPTT (PTT)

This test is most often ordered to help evaluate your risk of excessive bleeding prior to a surgical procedure, or to monitor heparin anticoagulant therapy.

AIC (Hemoglobin A1C or Glycohemoglobin)

Used to monitor a person’s diabetes and to aid in treatment decisions, this test is usually performed with the first diagnosis and then 2 to 4 times per year.

BMP (Basic Metabolic Panel)

A group of 7-8 tests used as a screening tool to check for conditions like diabetes and kidney disease. You may be asked to fast for 10 to 12 hours prior to test.

CBC (Complete Blood Count)

Determines general health and screens for disorders such as anemia or infections, as well as nutritional status and toxic substance exposure.

CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Panel)

This group of 14 tests gives your doctor information about the kidneys, liver, and electrolyte and acid/base balance, as well as of blood sugar and blood proteins.

Electrolytes (Electrolyte Panel)

This test can be requested as part of routine exam, and when your doctor suspects an excess or deficit of electrolytes (sodium or potassium) or an acid-base imbalance.

ESR (Sedimentation Rate)

Your doctor may order this test to determine the cause of inflammation, or to help diagnose and follow the course of joint or muscle pain.

Flu Tests

Used to determine whether flu-like symptoms are due to influenza A or B, or to other causes. Testing may be done using a nasopharyngeal swab, nasal aspirate or wash, or a throat swab.

Glucose

Used to identify blood glucose level, and to screen for, diagnose, and monitor diabetes, pre-diabetes, and hypoglycemia. If you are diabetic, glucose levels should be monitored up to several times a day.

hCG

Typically performed to confirm and monitor pregnancy, or if symptoms suggest issues of concern. Urine sample is collected in the morning or a blood sample is drawn.

HIV Antibody

This test to determine if you are infected with HIV should be performed three to six months after you think you may have been exposed to the virus.

Lipid Profile

This group of tests can determine risk of coronary heart disease, and may be a good indicator of whether someone is likely to have a heart attack or stroke, as caused by blockage of blood vessels.

Liver Panel (Liver Function Panel)

Also known as liver (hepatic) function tests or LFT, can detect liver damage or disease. Multiple tests may be ordered at the same time, and may be used to detect hepatitis, or diagnose other liver-related conditions.

Lyme Disease

If you show symptoms of Lyme disease, your doctor may order this test to see if you have been exposed to the bacterium that causes Lyme disease.

Microalbumin

Performed annually after a diagnosis of diabetes or hypertension to screen for a possible kidney disorder. It can be done using a random, timed, overnight, or 24-hour urine sample.

Mono

If you have symptoms of mononucleosis, including fever, sore throat, swollen glands, and fatigue, your doctor may order this test to make a diagnosis.

Pap Smear

Should be performed annually for women who are over the age of 18 and/or sexually active, to screen for cervical cancer and certain vaginal or uterine infections. Cells are removed from the cervical area for testing.

PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)

This test is to screen for — and monitor — prostate cancer.

PT (Protime)

Used to check how well prescribed blood-thinning medications (anti-coagulants) are working, or to help detect and diagnose a bleeding disorder.

Semen Analysis

Can be used to learn about the health of your reproductive organs, or after a vasectomy to determine if the operation was successful. A semen sample is collected in a sterile, wide-mouth container provided by the lab.

Stool Culture

Used to determine whether you have pathogenic bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract. Test requires a fresh stool sample or one that has been placed in a specialized collection container.

TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)

This test is performed to screen for and diagnose thyroid disorders, or to monitor treatment of hypothyroidism.

T4 (Thyroxine)

Usually ordered after an abnormal TSH result, this test can diagnose hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism in adults; or screen for hypothyroidism in newborns.

Uric Acid

Used to detect high levels of uric acid, or to monitor certain chemotherapy or radiation cancer therapies.

Urinalysis

This standard test is usually performed on admission to a hospital or as part of an annual physical. It may also be done if you have symptoms relating to abdominal pain or blood in the urine. One to two ounces of urine are required.

Urine Culture

If you experience symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI), your doctor may test a sample of your urine to make the diagnosis. A urine sample is required.

Radiology Services

Open and Closed MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce accurate anatomical images that, when aided by a computer, can be viewed from any different angles.

Tele-Radiology

Advanced digital technology makes real-time consultation possible between radiologists at Middlesex Hospital and the Shoreline Medical Center, 24 hours a day.

Ultrasound

Also called a sonogram, ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to examine internal organs in the abdomen, producing real-time images of soft tissue and capturing movement of internal organs.

Digital Fluoroscopy

An X-ray based technology that can assess an organ or body in real time. Typical fluoroscopies include gastrointestinal or barium GI studies.

High Speed Multi-Slice CT Scan ("CAT" Scan)

CT scans use a computer to enhance X-ray type images. Typical CT scanners create image slices one at a time; our machine creates two images at the same time. Images are then assembled into a very detailed, three-dimensional view.

Abdomen

An x-ray scan that uses a computer to produce cross-sectional images of the abdomen.

Head

An x-ray scan that utilizes a computer to produce cross-sectional images of the head.

Mammography

Mammography is the use of low-dose x-rays (radiation) to make a picture of the tissue inside the breast. The resulting picture is called a mammogram. Mammography is used to screen for and diagnose breast cancer by detecting tumors or other changes in breast tissue. A mammogram can identify abnormalities before a lump can be felt, and therefore aids in early detection of cancer, which improves chances of successful treatment.

Bone Densitometry

A bone density scan, along with a patient's medical history, is a useful aid in evaluating the probability of a fracture or osteoporosis and whether any preventative treatment is needed.

Endoscopy

Endoscopy is a medical procedure during which a physician examines the interior of a hollow vessel or organ using a special camera-like device called an endoscope. Middlesex Hospital's Shoreline Medical Center has a dedicated endocopy suite equipped to perform a variety of procedures. One example of a commonly performed procedure is a colonoscopy.

Neurology

Electroencephalogram (EEG)

The electroencephalogram (EEG) is a non-invasive test used to evaluate brain function or disorders, or to determine brain death.

Electromyography (EMG)

The measurement and recording of electrical activity generated in muscle in response to a nervous stimulation. Electromyography (EMG) is often performed at the same time as nerve conduction studies, which aid in the diagnosis of peripheral nerve disorders.

Outpatient Infusion

Middlesex Hospital's Shoreline Medical Center offers infusion therapy services for antibiotics, blood products, autologous donations, injections and other special procedures. And best of all, it's all in a safe, convenient location.

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Middletown, CT 06457


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