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Hospital emergency room wait times released, UMC has longest

Hospital emergency room wait times released, UMC has longest
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POSTED: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:08pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 3:53pm

New data reports from our partners at the Texas Tribune show there is a significant difference between local hospitals.

The report is based on the time patients wait before they receive a diagnostic exam.

At Providence Memorial, the wait time is 28 minutes, 42 minutes at Sierra Medical Center, 42 minutes at Sierra Providence East, 23 minutes at Las Palmas Medical Center, and a whopping 128 minutes at University Medical Center.

No information was provided on Del Sol Medical Center.

The Texas average is much shorter, at 16 minutes, while the national average sits at 26 minutes.

To search for data on other hospitals in Texas, click here.

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