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ER Wait Watcher

This app displays only average wait times. For a current wait time, call the hospital. If you are having a heart attack or life-threatening emergency, call 911.
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Tennessee Waiting Times

For each hospital in Tennessee, we chart the time, on average, that patients wait in emergency rooms before one of four outcomes: they see a doctor, they get sent home, they’re given pain medications for a broken bone, or they are admitted to the hospital. For each measure, lower numbers are better. Experts caution that very small differences between hospitals for a given measure are unlikely to correspond to noticeable differences in the real world. Find out more »

  • Hospital

  • Waiting Time

    Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being seen by a doctor
  • Time Until Sent Home

    Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being sent home
  • Broken Bone

    Average time patients with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain meds
  • Transfer Time

    Among patients admitted, additional time spent waiting before being taken to their room
National Avg.
Waiting Time
28 min
Time Until Sent Home
138 min
Broken Bone
60 min
Transfer Time
97 min
Tennessee Avg.
Waiting Time
27 min
Time Until Sent Home
133 min
Broken Bone
64 min
Transfer Time
80 min
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
92
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
84
Transfer Time
51
Waiting Time
19
Time Until Sent Home
77
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
30
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
25
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
110
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
129
Broken Bone
90
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
29
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
72
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
45
Waiting Time
60
Time Until Sent Home
183
Broken Bone
94
Transfer Time
194
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
190
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
81
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
127
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
71
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
107
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
186
Broken Bone
69
Transfer Time
89
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
90
Waiting Time
55
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
98
Transfer Time
73
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
35
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
132
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
105
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
69
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
19
Waiting Time
41
Time Until Sent Home
129
Broken Bone
73
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
181
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
148
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
42
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
39
Waiting Time
51
Time Until Sent Home
216
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
135
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
142
Broken Bone
95
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
40
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
100
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
51
Time Until Sent Home
196
Broken Bone
81
Transfer Time
110
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
195
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
106
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
115
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
48
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
125
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
78
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
83
Transfer Time
73
Waiting Time
20
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
57
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
113
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
62
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
130
Broken Bone
86
Transfer Time
59
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
140
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
161
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
81
Transfer Time
64
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
119
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
64
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
141
Broken Bone
81
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
56
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
106
Transfer Time
94
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
110
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
56
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
49
Time Until Sent Home
161
Broken Bone
77
Transfer Time
84
Waiting Time
54
Time Until Sent Home
281
Broken Bone
170
Transfer Time
183
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
69
Transfer Time
71
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
137
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
63
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
116
Broken Bone
88
Transfer Time
55
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
64
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
120
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
78
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
132
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
164
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
44
Time Until Sent Home
169
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
109
Waiting Time
78
Time Until Sent Home
212
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
132
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
111
Broken Bone
26
Transfer Time
49
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
82
Transfer Time
90
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
80
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
38
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
115
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
128
Broken Bone
76
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
69
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
85
Transfer Time
42
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
125
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
54
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
133
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
74
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
95
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
0
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
103
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
84
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
207
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
108
Waiting Time
43
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
92
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
82
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
52
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
131
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
118
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
49
Transfer Time
48
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
195
Broken Bone
81
Transfer Time
119
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
63
Transfer Time
126
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
80
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
131
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
65
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
89
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
165
Broken Bone
81
Transfer Time
60
Waiting Time
62
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
136
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
117
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
58
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
155
Broken Bone
55
Transfer Time
79
Waiting Time
14
Time Until Sent Home
76
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
49
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
106
Broken Bone
67
Transfer Time
41
Waiting Time
32
Time Until Sent Home
140
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
155
Waiting Time
46
Time Until Sent Home
205
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
34
Time Until Sent Home
131
Broken Bone
65
Transfer Time
155
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
72
Transfer Time
96
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
138
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
112
Waiting Time
47
Time Until Sent Home
169
Broken Bone
88
Transfer Time
128
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
15
Time Until Sent Home
126
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
103
Waiting Time
48
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
68
Transfer Time
120
Waiting Time
67
Time Until Sent Home
184
Broken Bone
91
Transfer Time
121
Waiting Time
25
Time Until Sent Home
137
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
36
Time Until Sent Home
139
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
58

Notes: "Average time" refers to the median waiting time (the midpoint of all patients' waiting times). References to "doctor" indicate a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. CMS reports the CT scan quality measure as the percentage of patients who received a scan within 45 minutes. We have reversed that measure so that all measures follow a "lower is better" pattern.


Sources
Data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The last data update was December 12, 2013. All data was collected between April 2012 and April 2013, except for the "Left Without Being Seen" measure, which was collected between January and July 2012.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati