Saint Clare’s Health System, a four-hospital system based in Denville, N.J. and a member of Denver-based Catholic Health Initiatives, says it has reduced patient overcrowding and congestion with its ED 30 Minutes Door to Doctor Program.
According to the hospital, the solution expedites the emergency room process, resulting in an average wait time of 30 minutes or less for all non-critical emergency room patients. Patients with life-threatening issues continue to be seen immediately.
The launch of the ER 30 Minutes Door to Doctor Program did not require the hospital to change its current infrastructure, says the hospital, and no additional staff was needed.
Saint Clare’s goal is to increase the ER 30 Minutes Door to Doctor Program success rate to 90-95 percent by July 1, 2008.