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St. Mary Medical Center reports reduced emergency department length of stay for admitted patients.

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Read how St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, PA addressed their ED bottleneck by rethinking both ends of the process - ED admissions and inpatient discharges. The hospital relieved the pressure by using Lean tools and change management techniques to increase pre-noon discharges and streamline the ED admission process. The redesigned ED admission process literally saved steps - eliminating 63 miles of walking and 310 work hours for staff per year.



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