Average length of time spent in KHC ED is 89 minutes

Time spent in the Emergency Department is usually very stressful because the patient or family member has experienced an unexpected illness or accident. The last thing that people want to do is sit and wait when they are not feeling well or not sure what is happening. Patients that choose the Emergency Department at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics can be assured that their wait time will be shorter than some neighboring communities and states.

According to a recent Press Ganey Associates report with 2007 data, the national average of time spent in the Emergency Department was 245 minutes. Iowa ranked fifth best in the nation with an average of 176 minutes. According to KHC data, patients at KHC spend an average of 89 minutes in the Emergency Department.

“Our staff is committed to providing the best care possible to all patients seen in our Emergency Department,” said Gloria Reed, Director of Nursing at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics. “We take the time to listen and respond to our patients and treat their illnesses in an efficient manner. Each patient’s care and wellbeing is very important to us and we spend as much time as it takes to make sure their level of comfort is being met.”

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, a Critical Access Hospital serving Marion County and the surrounding area, is dedicated to providing personal, progressive quality health care with compassion. For more information regarding this release and other happenings at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, call the Public Relations office at (641) 842-1418.