This year nearly 100,000 patients received care at local hospital emergency departments. For too many patients, long wait times were an aggravation. Learn how one hospital is reducing ER wait times.
Folks over at Gulf Coast Medical Center are making convenience a top priority these days. Starting Friday, you can log on to their website and find out 'Wait Times' at the Emergency Room. Wait times will be listed at: www.gcmc-pc.com
It shows the average time it takes for a patient to be seen by a physician after referral. It is for patients with urgent, not emergency, needs. Patients with medical emergencies, stroke, chest pain, trauma, etc., are still seen immediately.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reiterated Tuesday that she won’t intervene in the “incredibly agonizing” case involving a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl who is waiting for a lung transplant, telling members of Congress that medical experts should make those decisions.
One of the first provisions of the 2010 health reform law has had its intended effect: shifting costs from hospitals, taxpayers and families to health insurance companies, researchers reported on Thursday. It’s one of the most popular aspects of the law.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.