Emergency Department Boarding Stories

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Bed assignment


"We are a 17 bed ED are responsible for seeing 110 patients per day. [We] will often have 40 patients in the ED with five to ten med surg boarders for 12-24 hours prior to bed assignment."

Hallway beds

This ED had 30 rooms with beds, as well as five hallway beds


We have had to transfer a patient from triage to the OR because we had no beds.

Budget issues

We are a top nationally ranked hospital that, due to budget issues, has now prioritized transfers an...

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