St. Anthony's Average ER Wait Times
(time from arrival to treatment room)
Nationwide, the average ER wait time was 4 hours, 7 minutes, according to a 2010 Press Ganey Associates report.
Putting it in Perspective
A graphic perspective on ER services
St. Anthony's average ER wait time is down 25 percent in 3 years.
St. Anthony’s sees more than 68,000 emergency room patients annually, an increase of more than 7,400 patients in just the past three years. As a Level II Trauma Center and an accredited Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center, St. Anthony’s draws from a region that includes outstate Missouri and southern Illinois. Despite a rising number of patients in the ER, St. Anthony’s hospital-wide emergency care improvements can be seen graphically:
The number of hours EMS crews are asked to transport patients to another hospital.
St. Anthony’s reached its goal of zero diversions 8 months prior to a regional agreement crafted by the Missouri Hospital Association and a consortium of St. Louis hospitals that pledged no hospital in the area would go on diversion. That agreement went into effect October 1, 2009.
Because of sweeping hospital changes, the number of people who left before receiving treatment in St. Anthony’s ER dropped 7.4%.
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