46 hospitals with fastest ED discharge time

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The national average amount of time patients spend in the emergency department before being sent home is 134 minutes, but some hospitals have much faster times.

The following 46 hospitals have an average ED discharge time at or below 74 minutes, well below the national average. Data was taken from CMS' Hospital Compare database, and the rates reflect data measured from October 2012 through September 2013.

Note: Some hospitals were excluded from this list for having insufficient data, such as basing their average time score on a shorter time period than required.

Oasis Hospital (Phoenix) — 40 minutes

Methodist Ambulatory Surgery Hospital NW (San Antonio) — 57

Coffey County Hospital (Burlington, Kan.) — 59

The Mercy Hospital of Devils Lake (N.D.) — 59

Anson (Texas) General Hospital — 60

Northwest Hills Surgical Hospital (Austin, Texas) — 60

Pratt (Kan.) Regional Medical Center — 61

Haywood Park Community Hospital (Brownsville, Tenn.) — 63

Mercy Hospital of Defiance (Ohio) — 64

Oklahoma State University Medical Center (Tulsa) — 64

Nocona (Texas) General Hospital — 64

Great Bend (Kan.) Regional Hospital — 65

Kansas Medical Center (Andover) — 67

East Carroll Parish Hospital (Lake Providence, La.) — 67

Albemarle Hospital Authority (Elizabeth City, N.C.) — 67

Aultman Orrville (Ohio) Hospital — 67

Drumright (Okla.) Regional Hospital — 67

Saint Catherine Regional Hospital (Charlestown, Ind.) — 68

Crittenden Health System (Marion, Ky.) — 68

Belmont Community Hospital (Bellaire, Ohio) — 68

Caro (Mich.) Community Hospital — 69

Integris Marshall County Medical Center (Madill, Okla.) — 69

Lakeland Community Hospital (Haleyville, Ala.) — 70

Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital (Laurium, Mich.) — 70

Cameron (Mo.) Regional Medical Center — 70

Central Montana Medical Center (Lewistown, Mont.) — 70

Lodi (Ohio) Community Hospital — 70

Brookings (S.D.) Hospital — 70

Hill Regional Hospital (Hillsboro, Texas) — 70

Dickenson Community Hospital (Clintwood, Va.) — 70

Hamlin (Texas) Memorial Hospital — 71

Lamb Healthcare Center (Littlefield, Texas) — 71

Mitchell County Hospital (Colorado City, Texas) — 71

Polk Medical Center (Cedartown, Ga.) — 72

Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital (Ulysses, Kan.) — 72

Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (Montpelier, Ohio) — 72

Kane (Pa.) Community Hospital — 72

Cumberland River Hospital (Celina, Tenn.) — 72

Trace Regional Hospital (Houston, Miss.) — 73

Evanston (Wyo.) Regional Hospital — 73

Animas Surgical Hospital (Durango, Colo.) — 74

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Gulf (Port Saint Joe, Fla.) — 74

South Central Kansas Medical Center (Arkansas City) — 74

McKenzie Health System (Sandusky, Mich.) — 74

Knox County Hospital (Knox City, Texas) — 74

Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital (Houston) — 74

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