As “urgent care” centers pop up all over the region, medical providers worry that many people don’t know when to bypass the urgent-care facility and head straight to a hospital emergency room.
Dr. Brenda Foley says many people were flocking to Doylestown Hospital’s ER because their local doctors’ offices were closed in the wake of the storm.
The ceremonial shovels went into the ground on Thursday at St. Mary Medical Center, marking the beginning of a yearlong, $22-million project that will expand the capacity of its emergency department.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind for most people when thinking about a hospital emergency room? The waiting. But now, hospitals here and around the country are trying to change that.