When you think about going to the emergency room, odds are the thought of the waiting room could be as painful as the problem that brought you there. Some facilities are now trying a new approach to the ER by allowing people to make reservations.
A little before midnight on a recent Friday, paramedics from the City of Miami brought in a man who had been found passed out in a Dumpster. Whether the man crawled into the Dumpster on his own or was tossed inside by others wasn’t clear.
Local unions protested a plan to privatize part of Jackson Memorial Hospital Wednesday. The unions claiming the move would put profits before patients.
An apparent suicide attempt using a toxic chemical closed the emergency room at Northwest Medical Center for hours Sunday morning, after the victim contaminated himself, paramedics, and eventually the emergency room with a pesticide.
Whether they are sick or hurt, no one like waiting for hours and hours to see a doctor at a hospital’s emergency room. Now one healthcare provider is trying to change that – for a price.