Doctors Hospital of Manteca Opens New Rapid Care Area to Speed Treatment and Discharge of Emergent PatientsJan 30, 2017
MANTECA, Calif. – Jan. 20, 2017 – The new Rapid Care area that opened Wednesday in Doctors Hospital of Manteca’s Emergency Department (ED) is designed to shorten the time it takes for lower-acuity patients to be evaluated, treated and released.
The new three-bed Rapid Care area will allow clinicians at the hospital, which is experiencing a significant increase in ED patient traffic, to see more emergent patients per hour. An admitting specialist and a nurse in the ED waiting room are available to make sure patients are directed promptly to the appropriate level of care.
“We are currently receiving anywhere from 12 to 15 ambulances a day in our Emergency Department – up from 8 to 10 during the same time period last year,” said Brian Beenes, Emergency Services Director at Doctors Hospital of Manteca. “The new Rapid Care area not only provides more beds overall for emergent patients, it will also allow us to triage lower-acuity patients more effectively and potentially get them in and out of the hospital faster.”
The hospital has also hired additional staff to help during peak hours and alleviate some of the traffic in the ED.
In November, Doctors Hospital of Manteca was awarded Advanced Certification as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. “The addition of the Rapid Care area in our ED will also strengthen our ability to provide high-quality, advanced stroke care for our patients,” Beenes said.
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Doctors Hospital of Manteca is one of the largest businesses in the community. Doctors Hospital has more than 500 employees and a medical staff of over 150 physicians. While offering the convenience and accessibility of a small hospital, Doctors Hospital offers many advanced clinical services. Private patient rooms, expanded and enhanced imaging services, emergency, pharmacy, ICU/CCU and obstetrical services are designed for the care and comfort of our patients. Doctors Hospital of Manteca is fully accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Doctors Hospital of Manteca, visit our website, www.DoctorsManteca.com