EMERGENCY ROOMS GET POOR GRADES
America’s emergency rooms are disasters. Don’t take my word for it…take the word of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). The annual report card by the ACEP gave the nation a D- grade for Americans’ access to emergency care, saying the emergency care system was “fraught with significant challenges and under more stress than ever before.”
The problem is that demand is many times greater than capacity. Demand is growing because many Americans have no other way to receive medical care. Capacity is not growing to keep pace with demand because hospitals can’t make the enough of a profit providing emergency room care…they concentrate on the profitable lines of care like surgery, cancer treatment, etc.
How about you? Did you receive prompt and competent care in the emergency departments of the following hospitals? Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Lewis-Gale Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County, Danville Regional Medical Center, Stonewall Jackson Hospital, Carilion New River Valley Hospital, Montgomery Regional Hospital, Wellmont Bristol Regional Hospital, Carilion Giles Memorial Hospital, Alleghany Regional Hospital, Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, and Tazewell Community Hospital