ER Wait Watcher PROVIDENCE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER EVERETT

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PROVIDENCE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER EVERETT

(425) 261-2000

1321 colby avenue
everett, WA 98201

1.0 stars 82bc0b996cc5d33325464fd180bfc5c0da2e5f213c7aee084ce70bcaececfdaf

Based on 1 rating

Hospital Type

Acute Care Hospitals

Hospital Owner

Voluntary non-profit - Church

Emergency Dept. Volume

Very High (60,000+ patients a year)

78%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend" this Hospital
(Wash. Avg: 73%)

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78%

of Patients Would "Definitely Recommend" this Hospital
(Washington Avg: 73%)

See this hospital's CMS profile page or inspection reports.

Patient Pathways Through This ER

After a patient arrives at the emergency room, they are typically seen by a doctor and then either sent home or admitted to the hospital and taken to a room. A small percentage of patients leave without being seen at all. The chart below shows on average how long each of these pathways take. Lower numbers are better, and all times refer to the average length of time people waited. Find out more »

Arrives at ER
5% of patients leave without being seen
36min Seen by doctor
5hrs 20min Admitted to hospital
7hrs 28min

Taken to room

3hrs 34min Sent home

All wait times are average.

Detailed Quality Measures

Here is a more in depth look at each quality measure, compared to state and national averages for hospitals with very high volumes. Experts caution that very small differences between hospitals for a given measure are unlikely to correspond to noticeable differences in the real world.

 
Measure
Average for this Hospital
How this Hospital Compares

(to other hospitals with similar emergency-department volumes, when available)

All Patients

Waiting Time

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being seen by a doctor.

36min
National Avg.
29min
Wash. Avg.
31min
This Hospital
36min
Discharged Patients

Time Until Sent Home

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being sent home.

3hrs 34min
National Avg.
2hrs 52min
Wash. Avg.
3hrs 2min
This Hospital
3hrs 34min
Impatient Patients

Left Without
Being Seen

Percentage of patients who left the emergency room without being seen by a doctor.

5%
Avg. U.S. Hospital
2%
Avg. Wash. Hospital
2%
This Hospital
5%
Admitted Patients

Time Before Admission

Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being admitted to the hospital.

5hrs 20min

Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.

National Avg.
5hrs 33min
Wash. Avg.
5hrs 13min
This Hospital
5hrs 20min
Admitted Patients

Transfer Time

Among patients admitted, additional time they spent waiting before being taken to their room (sometimes referred to as "boarding time.")

2hrs 8min

Data submitted were based on a sample of cases/patients.

National Avg.
2hrs 16min
Wash. Avg.
2hrs 13min
This Hospital
2hrs 8min
Special Patients

Broken Bone

Average time patients with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain meds.

1hr 6min
National Avg.
50min
Wash. Avg.
54min
This Hospital
1hr 6min
Special Patients

CT Scan

Percentage of patients who arrived with stroke symptoms and did not receive brain scan results within 45 mins.

64%
National Avg.
71%
Wash. Avg.
34%
This Hospital
64%

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, last updated August 2017. Most data was collected between October 2015 and September 2016.
Icons from The Noun Project.

Rating Summary

Overall Rating 1.0 stars 82bc0b996cc5d33325464fd180bfc5c0da2e5f213c7aee084ce70bcaececfdaf Based on 1 rating
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  • Catherine 8:35 a.m.
    July 16, 2016
    Overall Rating No rating
    Wait Time
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    Insurance No response
    Outcome No response
    Review

    I'm not sure where the average wait time of 29 minutes came from, but the quickest I've ever been in and out was 3.5 hours. I expect at least 5 hours. I've never been in the back in less than 3 hours.

  • Amber 1:23 p.m.
    Aug. 19, 2014
    Overall Rating 1 stars 82bc0b996cc5d33325464fd180bfc5c0da2e5f213c7aee084ce70bcaececfdaf
    Wait Time
    No response
    Insurance Medicaid
    Outcome Left without being seen
    Review

    I arrived at the Providence ER on 8/18/2014 at 6pm. They took my ID and information, including my symptoms of chest pain radiating down my right arm. I sat in the waiting area for at least 20 minutes before being taken into one of 4 triage rooms for an EKG. They did a very quick EKG, then sent me back to the waiting area. Over an hour later they called me into triage again to take my vitals, temperature, blood pressure, and Pulse Ox. Then I was sent BACK into the waiting area. Another hour later they pulled me back into another triage room to try to draw blood (she didn't get any as my vein collapsed) and give me a urinalysis cup. They also were going to do an EKG before seeing that I had the stickers still from the previous one, it was the same person who'd given me the EKG and she couldn't remember that she had and hadn't looked at my computer record to see that the EKG had already been done. I filled the urinalysis cup and gave it back to them. After waiting another hour, at 3 1/2 hours into my waiting in the waiting room at about 9:30pm, I went up to the desk to ask how long it would be. I was told that there were "a lot of people in front of you still" and they had no idea how long it would be. Other people in the waiting room had told me they'd been waiting for 6-7 hours. I had my children with me and they were bored, upset, and tired. I figured by that time if there had been issues on the EKG HOPEFULLY they would have taken me to a room sooner or jumped my place on the waiting list. So we left. I am extremely upset, I had no communication as to whether the results of my EKG were concerning or not, and I was left to sit in the waiting room with chest pain radiating down my right arm for over 3 hours. They never took my insurance information so I don't think it had anything to do with the type of insurance I have.

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