June 2010

Saint Joseph Introduces Kentucky’s First “No Wait” ER

Lexington, KY

Saint Joseph Health System introduced "No Wait ERs" at Saint Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph East and Saint Joseph - Jessamine. Five more Saint Joseph Health System hospitals will implement the program, the first of its kind in Kentucky, later this year. In a No Wait ER, emergency care begins within five minutes of a patient's arrival time, when a nurse sees the patient and begins treatment by ordering any necessary imaging or lab tests. Then, a doctor examines each patient within 30 minutes of arrival. This time frame allows the hospitals to provide better experiences for patients while delivering high-quality care. For more information, contact Jeff Murphy, murphyjr@sjhlex.org.