Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Receives HealthStream Award for ED Improvements
October 31, 2014 – ApolloMD is excited to congratulate partner Wilkes-Barre General Hospital on its recent recognition by HealthGrades. The hospital was honored for improvements in patient care within the Emergency Department.
ApolloMD partnered with WBGH in 2011 to provide emergency physician services, and throughout the contract, processes have been optimized to improve efficiency and patient care within the department. For example, when ApolloMD began covering the emergency department, the rate of LWBS (left without being seen) patients was 3.7%. Today, the LWBS average remains below 1%. In addition, patients have received more timely care as door to bed, bed to provider, and overall length of stay times have decreased significantly.
“We are proud to congratulate WBGH on this honor and look forward to continuing to partner with hospital administration, the outstanding medical staff, and the dedicated nursing team to optimize emergency care,” says Yogin Patel, MD, MBA, Regional President.
Please join us in congratulating the Wilkes-Barre team!