Medical City Denton is among the fastest in the nation when it comes to seeing patients in its emergency room, according to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services consumer-oriented website Hospital Compare.
According to an article written by Becker’s Hospital Review, patients spent an average of five minutes or less in the emergency department before being seen by a healthcare professional at only 44 facilities nationwide, including Medical City Denton. Only five hospitals in Texas made the list. The national average for “door-to-diagnostic-evaluation” time is 24 minutes.
“We understand that evaluating patients quickly is critical to high-quality emergency care,” says Caleb O’Rear, CEO at Medical City Denton. “The federal data on door-to-diagnostic evaluation time reinforces our commitment to providing the best emergency care in Denton County.”
Medical City Denton is a Level III Trauma Center and Accredited Cycle III Chest Pain Center. The emergency department is currently under expansion.
The emergency room wait times are available under the “door-to-diagnostic-evaluation” measure in Hospital Compares Emergency Department Care Measures database. Data was collected between April 2014 and March 2015.