Thursday, March 15, 2012
FastER...UCLA clinic introduces fast ER services for minor injuries & illnesses!
Have you ever languished in the "emergency department" at a major metropolitan hospital - writhing in pain for hours on end - as you waited to be examined by an overworked Doctor on duty?
The Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center and the Orthopaedic Hospital have come up with a "FastER" solution to the dilemma.
The Nethercutt Emergency Center has thrown open its doors to provide a "fast lane" for minor cuts and bruises and ailments such as earaches, ankle sprains, and small wounds.
According to Hospital management, patients will clock in and out of the facility in ninety minutes or less!
Unfortunately, the center is only open between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.
But, it's a start in the right direction, eh?
By the way, the center has heart and stroke specialists on hand and is the only ER approved locally for pediatrics.
The high-tech facility is also equipped with an advanced CT scanner.
Kudos to UCLA!