Pediatric Emergency Medicine

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

The Massry Family Children's Emergency Center

As the only stand-alone pediatric emergency center in our region, The Massry Family Children’s Emergency Center provides a safe and special environment where children and teens up to age 18 are treated by experts in pediatric emergency medicine. Our doctors and nurses are the only ones in our region specially trained and educated to treat pediatric emergencies.

We’re here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Children brought to the Massry Center have ready access to the physicians and resources at the Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital, the region’s only children’s hospital.

We are located on the main Albany Medical Center campus at 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany. Please see the Get Care section of this page for directions. Valet parking is available. Please call 911 in a life-threatening emergency,

Among the Conditions We Treat

  • All Pediatric Emergencies
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Asthma
  • Bone fractures and sprains
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Diarrhea and dehydration
  • Fever
  • Traumatic accidents
  • Head injuries and concussions
  • Poison ingestion
  • Seizures
  • Triage area to immediately assess the severity of illness or injury
  • Rooftop medical helicopter pad
  • Private rooms designed for the safety and comfort of children and families
  • Negative pressure rooms for suspected contagious disease
  • On-site X-ray and imaging with special precautions taken just for kids
  • Peaceful style and atmosphere, with child-size equipment
  • Games, toys, and televisions to provide a distraction for children
  • Valet parking

At Albany Medical Center, resources are available to support patients and families in cases of child maltreatment and neglect.

Help is available to children and families 24/7 in our pediatric emergency room. 
If you need assistance, call 911 or our Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number: 1-800-342-3720

Universal screening tools are learned and used across the hospital and in clinics to ensure proper screenings for potential cases of child maltreatment. When appropriate, forensic nurse examinations are carried out in the Massry Family Children’s Emergency Center and care and support for children and families is coordinated to ensure that victims receive the help they need.


The Massry Family Gift

The Massry Family Children's Emergency Center opened in 2018 as the region's only dedicated pediatric emergency room. Albany Medical Center sincerely thanks the Massry family for their generosity and gift to the Capital Region.

"Our gift to Albany Med is very much a gift to the whole community – to the families, pediatricians and hospitals in our region that seek the best possible emergency care for children,” said Norman Massry, on behalf of his family – his parents, wife, children and grandchildren.

He said the Massry family was drawn to this project for several reasons, including personal experience with emergency departments. “I have been to the ED numerous times over the years as a son, father and grandfather, and no matter what is done to shield children from the very sick and injured, you can’t escape the sights and sounds, so we immediately understood the need for the pediatric emergency department and certainly the logical and important connection to the region’s only children’s hospital.”