Wait times represent the average estimated length of time from registration to being assigned a "first provider" (a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Times displayed for Atlantic Health Systems are:

  • Reported as an average of wait times for the previous 2 hours of patients that have presented to the emergency department and have been seen by a provider
  • Refreshed at least every 15 minutes

Many circumstances can affect wait times - for example, patients arriving by ambulance or with life-threatening injuries or illnesses. Patients with severe conditions will be seen before those with less-serious problems or ailments. These times are provided for informational purposes only and cannot be guaranteed upon arrival.

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Hospice & Palliative Care

Hospice care helps individuals facing terminal illnesses live as fully as possible with comfort and dignity and manages their care when they can no longer benefit from curative treatment. It also helps prepare individuals and family members for a peaceful death. Hospice is traditionally covered by Medicare Part A.

Palliative care focuses on enhancing the quality of life for patients with serious illnesses – both those that are still receiving curative treatments and those near the end of life. Special attention is given to the individual, and their values and preferences are incorporated into their plan of care. In addition to providing support in the management of pain and symptoms, palliative care offers spiritual and psychosocial support to patients and their families.
 

The Healthy Aging Program at Atlantic Health System suggests the following helpful resources to help seniors find information about palliative care and hospice: 
 

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