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Average ER Wait Times

ER at The Lakes: A Department of Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center

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Good Samaritan Hospital of San Jose

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Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center

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MountainView Hospital

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Regional Medical Center of San Jose

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Riverside Community Hospital

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Southern Hills Hospital

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Sunrise Children's Hospital

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Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center

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West Hills Hospital & Medical Center

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Accredited Chest Pain Centers

Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 dying annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. The Society of Chest Pain Centers’ accreditation process ensures centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine.

The Chest Pain Centers in all Far West Health System hospitals have demonstrated their expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and completing on-site evaluations by a review team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Key areas in which a Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include:

  • Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system
  • Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients quickly
  • Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
  • Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
  • Ensuring Chest Pain Center personnel competency and training
  • Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
  • Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
  • Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack