Georgia hospital to close emergency department

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The health center cited low client volume as the factor for the change. A low percentage of clients who provide at the healthcare facilitys emergency clinic are admitted and many of the cases ought to be going to an urgent care or timely care workplace instead, University Health Care System CEO Jim Davis informed the Savannah Morning News..

Mr. Davis stated ER nurses at the Summerville school will be moved to University Hospital in downtown Augusta..

” When you look at the cases that are going to the emergency department, only 4 percent of the clients coming there get admitted,” Mr. Davis stated..

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University Hospital Summerville, a 231-bed medical facility in Augusta, Ga., is converting its emergency department to an urgent care center by the end of the year, according to the Savannah Early Morning News..