Medical City Denton February 10, 2016

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.