Ochsner Health System Goes Transparent by Posting ER Wait Times Online
Online Door-to-Doctor Times Empower Patients to Decide Where to Seek Fastest Care
“High volumes have some emergency rooms in
Ochsner (www.ochsner.org) is offering this information to patients in an effort to improve healthcare for the community and meet patients’ growing requests for information about their care. “When patients arrive at the emergency room, their expectation is that they’ll be placed in a room and evaluated by the provider and the faster we can do that the better it is for the patient,” says Guarisco.
“Recently, we displayed door-to-doctor wait times and several patients opted to choose shorter lines at Ochsner emergency rooms in
Ochsner (www.ochsner.org) has fully-staffed emergency rooms at the following greater
- 1514 Jefferson Highway,
Jefferson(Ochsner Medical Center)
- 180 West Esplanade Ave.,
Kenner(Ochsner Medical Center – Kenner)
- 2700 Napoleon Ave., Uptown New Orleans (Ochsner Baptist Medical Center)
- 2500 Belle Chasse Highway,
Gretna(Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank)
“Ochsner is committed to helping all patients in an emergency and we never turn anyone away, however, we want the public to know if they can travel to another Ochsner location to receive faster care, it will benefit them and the entire healthcare system,” explains Guarisco.
Ochsner Health System (www.ochsner.org) is a non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system dedicated to patient care, research and education. The system includes seven hospitals and over 35 health centers located throughout
SOURCE Ochsner Health System