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ER waits shorter than national average in Florida’s Treasure Coast region

South Florida Sun-Sentinel, August 25, 2008

Walk into a hospital in the Treasure Coast region of Florida, and on most days you will wait 30 minutes or less to see a doctor—30 minutes less than the national average wait for emergency rooms. Like many hospitals, the Treasure Coast facilities have seen an increase in emergency department patients. But hospitals in the region are trying to use technology and time-saving measures to reduce the crowding that troubles other medical centers.