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Wait times decreasing in KershawHealth ED
Board Meeting Slide
This chart shows the decrease in the number of minutes all patients entering KershawHealths emergency department between July, when the hospital entered into a partnership with TeamHealth; in September, when it implemented Express Care; and November, when KershawHealth tweaked the Express Care process. The average length of stay has decreased 50 percent, from about 4 hours and 30 minutes to around 2 hours and 15 minutes, according to these statistics. - photo by Provided by KershawHealth
The time it takes to get treated in KershawHealth’s emergency department is going down, according to statistics provided at the KershawHealth Board of Trustees’ Nov. 24 meeting. Interim KershawHealth CEO Terry Gunn, who celebrates a year with the healthcare organization this week, provided those statistics in the wake of further tweaks to the emergency department’s recently implemented Express Care system. Express Care, launched in September, sets procedures in place to separate emergency from non-emergency patients coming into the emergency department.