Local/Regional News
3:36 pm
Wed June 2, 2010

Hospital Group Launches "No Wait" E.R. Program

Lexington, KY – Saint Joseph Health system says three of its eight area hospitals are launching a no-wait Emergency Room policy.

Spokesman Jeff Murphy says the initiative is being launched first at Saint Joseph
Hospital and Saint Joseph East in Lexington, and Saint Joseph - Jessamine.

"If you want to come to one these emergency rooms your
care will begin within five minutes and you'll see a doctor within 30
minutes."

Murphy says the remaining St. Joe's facilities, in London, Bardstown,
Martin, Berea, and Mount Sterling, will implement the program later
this year.