Where you go for emergency care matters
Soon, the ER at Baptist Beaches will provide more streamlined access to the best emergency care available. The new ER will have an additional 1,000 square feet and includes updating patient rooms, renovating and expanding the waiting room, and enlarging the lobby area.
During the expansion, there will be signs and volunteers to help you understand exactly where to go. “Improved patient satisfaction is our goal,” said Mitrick. “Not only after the ER renovation is complete, but during the process as well.”
It seems that everywhere you go these days places are popping up promising quick emergency care, but it’s important to know the facts because not all ERs are alike. Joe Mitrick, hospital president of Baptist Beaches, shares his thoughts on why it matters where you go for emergency care.
What makes Baptist Beaches ER a good choice for me and my family?
When you visit Baptist Beaches or any of Baptist Health’s six ERs, you will be seen by a board-certified physician with the training and education to make the right diagnosis and provide you with the best medical care for the long term.
What if it’s something really serious?
Baptist Beaches is an accredited Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center. This means we have teams of cardiologists and neurologists who provide life-saving care and who follow protocols shown to improve patient outcomes.
What other reasons make Baptist Beaches the place to go for emergencies?
If you need to be admitted, you’re already here with the specialists and sub-specialists needed for your care. For children, we offer streamlined access to the pediatric experts at Wolfson Children’s Hospital if needed.
What about the wait time?
For less critical needs, our average wait time is only 15 minutes. Palm scanners make registration easy and our new triage process improves rapid response.
The bottom line is that when it comes to a medical emergency, you never know how serious it may be, so we hope you’ll come to Baptist Beaches. We’re here 24/7, close to your home, with fast, safe and comprehensive care you can rely on.