By Mark Abrams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Temple University Health System staged an open house Thursday for its third Ready Care facility.
It’s located inside The Pavillion just off Old York Road in the Jenkintown area.
Dr. Rick Mankin, CEO of Temple Physicians Inc. (below), says what the urgent care patients might need is now right around the corner.
“Whether you cut yourself on a bagel that you’re cutting that Sunday morning, or whether you smash your finger while hanging a picture, or whether you just feel plain lousy and need to see a doctor. We ought to be able to take care of that for you within a half hour to an hour,” says Mankin.
He says it won’t replace the emergency room for those who need critical care.
“But for that roughly 50 percent of the patients that come in to an emergency department who aren’t truly critically ill, urgent care is a wonderful alternative,” he explains.
Mankin says Temple is looking to add a fourth facility to the mix sometime this summer.