Emergency Rooms

(File photo: A medical surgical technician performs triage on a patient as a nurse takes notes in a hospital emergency room.  Photo by Mario Tama/ Getty Images)

Urgent-Care Facilities Not For Every Medical Situation, Area E.R. Doc Warns

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.


(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Hospital Emergency Rooms Seeing Higher Traffic Related To Hurricane Sandy

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.


(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

St. Mary Hospital in Langhorne Expanding Its Emergency Facilities

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.


(File photo: the emergency entrance of Cooper Medical Center)

Area Hospitals Try More Patient-Friendly ER Approaches

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.