Rowe, Molly
January 2008
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jan2008, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p20
The article discusses challenges of the emergency department (ED) in the U.S. as well as measures taken by hospitals to address them. Chuck Stokes, president of North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo (NMMC-Tupel) and his board chair purchased a full page advertisement in the local newspaper that detailed problems of their department. A process change at Wellmont Health System in Kingsport, Tennessee has eliminated the stand up, sit down, wait system that is typical of most EDs.


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