10 hospitals with the shortest, longest ED visit times

Becker's has compiled a list of hospitals and health systems with the longest and shortest emergency department visit times using data from CMS' provider data catalog. 

The CDC tracks the median average time patients spent in the ED before leaving the visit as part of its "timely and effective care" measure set. The data was released Oct. 12 and covers ED visits recorded from October 2021 through September 2022. Learn more about the measures here.

The national median average ED visit time was 160 minutes, CMS data shows.

Ten hospitals or health systems with the shortest median average ED visit times:

Lady of the Sea General Hospital (Cut Off, La.) — 48 minutes
Sample size: 376 patients

Hopedale (Ill.) Hospital — 49
Sample size: 291

Mitchell County Hospital District (Colorado City, Texas) — 53
Sample size: 401

Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital (Kapaa, Hawaii) — 56
Sample size: 396

Cox Barton County Hospital (Lamar, Mo.) — 56
Sample size: 301

Seymour (Texas) Hospital — 58
Sample size: 350

Mercy Hospital Tishomingo (Okla.) — 59
Sample size: 361

Cuba (N.Y.) Memorial Hospital — 61
Sample size: 345

Richardson Medical Center (Rayville, La.) — 62
Sample size: 368

Keller Army Community Hospital (West Point, N.Y.) — 62
Sample size: 439

Ten hospitals or health systems with the longest median average ED visit times:

Delta Regional Medical Center (Greenville, Miss.) — 576 minutes 
Sample size: 181 patients 

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus) — 476
Sample size: 346

George Washington University Hospital (Washington, D.C.) — 427
Sample size: 376

Loma Linda (Calif.) University Medical Center — 414
Sample size: 348

Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta) — 412
Sample size: 402

LAC+USC Medical Center (Los Angeles) — 405
Sample size: 363

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center (Rosedale, Md.) — 393
Sample size: 341

Harris Health System (Houston) — 391
Sample size: 619

Doctors' Center Bayamon (Puerto Rico) — 381*
Sample size: 896

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.) — 366
Sample size: 348

Editor's note: Data for hospitals with an asterisk are based on a shorter time period than required, according to CMS.

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