Hospital emergency departments (ED) continue to face endless challenges, including high volumes, poor patient flow, and care coordination issues.
In recent years, they also have been hit with a surge in patients requiring psychiatric healthcare services.
As a result, leaders at two organizations with high-volume EDs—one a large 463-bed hospital on the West Coast, the other a 221-bed acute care community hospital in Georgia—have developed new playbooks.
Here, in our new Industry Focus Section Report, they share the innovative strategies and programs that are improving their ED performance.
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