When you arrive in the Emergency Department (ED), your condition will be assessed as soon as possible to establish a personal “Care Path,” and you will be directed to an appropriate clinical area. Key members of the clinical team will conduct a more thorough evaluation, based on your individual condition. Your care plan may involve blood work, urinalysis, imaging exams and other initial tests and treatments.
By allocating a specific area for each patient, our team is able to deliver the most effective care in the shortest time possible. Each clinical team is dedicated to a specific area of the ED and comes directly to the patient. This process reduces delays and enhances collaborative, coordinated care.
Care Paths Based on Condition or Injury
SUPER-TRACK—for those with less serious conditions. These patients will see a physician specifically assigned to this area, and patients are generally discharged in an hour or less.
MID-TRACK—for those requiring more time and resources, but who are able to walk. These patients will be seated comfortably before being seen by a provider and are generally discharged within 2 hours.
ACUTE-TRACK—for those with more significant injuries or conditions requiring more complex care.
Generally, it takes approximately 3 hours from the patient’s arrival until either discharge or the arrangement of ongoing care in the Hospital.