About Us

The Emergency Department team at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital is highly trained and committed to treating the patients in our community. Read below to learn about a few of our experts.

Scot Hill, MD, Medical Director and Chairman

NEwPhoto.jpgDr. Hill has been with St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital since August 2010. Dr. Hill earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont, Burlington; completed his internship at Roosevelt Hospital's Department of Internal Medicine, New York; and his residency in Emergency Medicine at Cook County Hospital, Chicago. In addition to his work with The Mount Sinai Hospital, where he recently served as Director of Quality and Associate Operations Director, Dr. Hill has worked as an attending physician at St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, Ill., and Elmhurst Hospital, Queens. His academic appointments include an Assistant Clinical Professorship, Department of Emergency Medicine, at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine.


Dr. Hill is board certified in Emergency Medicine, and sits on numerous medical committees and associations.


Dr. Hill enjoys playing hockey, considers himself to be a handyman and enjoys spending time with his two children.


Daniel Maughan, Vice President of Transformation

Dan Headshot.jpgDaniel Maughan RN, BSN, MBA, MSN, FNP-C, Vice President of Transformation at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital has been working in health care for more than 25 years. Dan, originally from Ireland, has worked throughout the tri-state area during his career, most recently settling in Newburgh.


He has worked primarily in Emergency Health Care, previously working in urgent care centers, other Emergency Departments, Primary Care offices and as a NP Hospitalist.


"What I love most about my job is the relationships I develop with others. Being able to help others is what working in health care is all about."


Dan is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He currently resides in Newburgh and enjoys camping and fishing in his free time.


Kathy Sheehan, RN, BSN, Director of Emergency Services, Trauma & Respiratory

Kathy Headshot.jpgKathy Sheehan has been with St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital for more than 24 years with the last 16 years in the Emergency Department.

Kathy views nursing as a lifestyle and is known as a community nurse. She frequently dedicates her time to educating teenagers about the dangers and privileges of driving by partnering with Orange County Safety Awareness in the "Not One More Forum." She also educates preschool and elementary aged children with "The Teddy Bear Clinic" a program dedicated to making toddlers feel comfortable when coming into the hospital.


Kathy is also a volunteer nurse liaison for Wallkill Volunteer Ambulance Core.


Kathy is a bachelors prepared RN who provides exceptional care to our patients and provides education and leadership to the staff at SLCH ED. Kathy resides in Wallkill with her husband and is proud of her two sons who are attending college.

Journey Through the Emergency Department:


Registration- You will meet a registrar who will log your complaint and place an ID BAND on you. Please leave this ID band on as it is how staff will identify you.


Triage- After quick registration, you will meet with a Registered Nurse (RN), either in a treatment bay or in Triage. The nurse will assess the potential severity of your complaint and assign a Triage Category. Often, patients who arrive after you may be seen ahead of you based on this Triage Category.


Treatment Room/Waiting Room- You may remain in the room you were triaged in or you may be placed elsewhere in the department. Please note that room changes are common, especially on the Minor Acute Care side of the ED.


Nursing Assessment- An (RN) will assess you further, reviewing your medical history and medications future and performing a nursing examination as needed.


Provider Assessment- A physician, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner will see you and review your complaint, medical history and current and recommend a treatment plan. This may involve any or all of the following; Education, testing; i.e. labs, x-rays, or other diagnostic tests, diagnosis and treatment. Once the Provider has everything they need to make a recommendation about your care, they will inform you of the complete plan.


Leaving the ED- Our team will recommend whether you will be discharge home, kept as a hospitalized patient, or transferred to another hospital.  You will be kept informed of our recommendations.


Visitors- We generally welcome up to (2) visitors per bedside in the main ED and one (1) in the Minor Acute Care area. Children under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult guardian.  There are times when we will change visitation, we ask that you cooperate with staff as it they are considering the safety of all when we must deviate from our traditional visitation.