How are ER wait times calculated?
The Emergency Department is an unpredictable environment that can change minute by minute. Patients arriving at our ER are triaged or evaluated for severity of injury. The most severe and life-threatening cases are treated first. Treatment begins when a patient is placed in a room. Wait times shown represent a rolling average of the previous 3 hours for all patients currently visiting our Emergency Department. Actual times may vary, depending upon severity of injury, time of day and staffing.