Emergency medicine is about three things: Compassion, Skilled Care, and Speed.

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Mar 04, 2016

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Emergency medicine is about three things: Compassion, Skilled Care, and Speed.
First, we want doctors and nurses to be nice to us, and our loved ones who are in the ER with us. Secondly, we want highly-trained doctors, nurses, and other clinicians to care for us. Finally, we want these professionals to quickly diagnose what is wrong with us, and get us on a treatment plan so we will feel better as soon as possible.

At Physicians Regional Healthcare System, we are dedicated to offering quality care and outstanding service, and also providing that care as efficiently and quickly as possible. We are so confident in our ability to have our patients quickly seen that we have made a 30-minute ER Service Pledge. This is our pledge that a medical professional (physician,physician assistant or nurse practitioner) will work diligently to have patients initially seen within 30 minutes of their noted arrival (check-in) in the ER.

Timely and effective care in hospital emergency departments is essential for good patient outcomes. Delays before receiving care in the ED can reduce the quality of care and increase risks and discomfort for patients with serious illnesses or injuries. ER wait times can vary widely, depending on the number of patients seen, staffing levels, efficiency, admitting procedures, or the availability of inpatient beds. The ER Pledge helps assure patients that a hospital is dedicated to not only offering quality care but also to working diligently to provide that care as efficiently as possible. The ER Pledge is part of a larger initiative that includes efforts to improve patient satisfaction.

Perhaps you will never need an emergency room. But hopefully in the event you do, either for yourself or a loved one, you will remember only one health system has made a pledge that you will be seen by a physician,

physician assistant or nurse practitioner within 30 minutes of check-in. Physicians Regional Healthcare System Collier Blvd. and Pine Ridge.

Editors Note: Physicians Regional Healthcare System is comprised of two premier hospitals, an affiliated multi-specialty physician group, and a medical staff of over 300 highly trained physicians. Our fully integrated campuses include 24-hour emergency rooms, state-of-the-art surgery centers, full service diagnostic departments and medical office buildings hosting various physician offices. Physicians Regional Healthcare System was recently named a Top Performing Hospital by The Joint Commission for Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, and Immunization. The hospitals are two of only 1,043 hospitals in the United States to achieve this distinction based on excellence in accountability measure performance. For more information on any of these programs or the host of other programs held at Physicians Regional Healthcare System call 239-354-6000 Collier or 239-348-4000 Pine Ridge.

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