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CMS Posts ED Wait Times, Rankling Some Hospitals

Cheryl Clark, for HealthLeaders Media, March 7, 2013

2.Average (median) time patients spent in the emergency department, after the doctor decided to admit them as an inpatient before leaving the emergency department for their inpatient room. A lower number of minutes is better.

  1. Sayre Medical Center, Sayre,  OK—1,459
  2. Brookhaven Memorial, Patchogue NY—724
  3. Gov. Juan F. Luis hospital and medical Center, St. Croix, VI—620
  4. Alameda County Medical Center, Oakland, CA—486
  5. El Centro Regional Medical Center, El Centro, CA—473
  6. Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Moreno Valley, CA—438
  7. Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD—396
  8. Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY—394
  9. Pali Momi Medical Center, Aiea, HI—390
  10. Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA—370

3.Average time patients spent in the emergency department before being sent home. A lower number of minutes is better.

  1. John D. Archbold Medical Center, Thomasville, GA—1,115
  2. Memorial Hospital of Adel, Adel, GA—1,032
  3. North Georgia Medical  Center, Ellijay, GA—1,030
  4. Berrien County Hospital, Nashville, GA—1,014
  5. Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick, GA—1,002
  6. Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus, St. Mary, GA—999
  7. McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson, GA—991
  8. Burke Medical Center, Waynesboro, GA—949
  9. Chatuge Regional Hospital, Hiawassee, GA—946
  10. Newton Medical Center, Covington, GA—905

4.Average time patients spent in the emergency department before they were seen by a healthcare professional. A lower number of minutes is better.

  1. John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital, Thomasville, GA—1,022
  2. North Georgia Medical Center, Ellijay, GA—940 
  3. Memorial Hospital of Adel, Adel, GA—935 
  4. McDuffie Regional Medical Center, Thomson, GA—894
  5. Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden Campus, St. Mary, GA—886
  6. Berrien County Hospital, Nashville, GA—853
  7. Burke Medical Center, Waynesboro, GA—848
  8. Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick, GA—839
  9. Jeff Davis Hospital, Hazelhurst, GA—824
  10. Newton Medical Center, Covington, GA—788
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