Archive for July, 2016
What is one of the hottest trends in health care? It’s not on campus or an app for your smartphone, but rather located in your neighborhood shopping center. Freestanding emergency departments (FSED’s), emergency departments not attached to a hospital, efficiently connect patients with needed care closer to where they live. Many FSEDs boast little or no wait times and very high patient-satisfaction scores. Studies have shown that FSEDs are able to achieve hospital-level quality of care, even for the most serious and time-critical conditions. In this article written by Jay Jackman and published by WMFD.com, FSED’s are taking center stage in Columbus, Ohio, as they look for way to reposition themselves for the shifting demographics and demands they are facing.