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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Last Updated: Aug. 28, 2017 10:36 am

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Become a Junior Hospital Volunteer

Being a Newton Medical Center junior volunteer is an incredibly rewarding experience. No matter what your interest or skills, there is a volunteer position at Newton Medical Center that is right for you. We ask you to pledge a minimum of 50 hours to the program. Once this condition has been fulfilled, juniors may volunteer three hour shifts after school or on weekends during the school year.

Duties and Responsibilities

Junior volunteers assist staff with non-clinical functions. Activities include:

  • Assisting with the discharge of patients according to policy and procedure;
  • Making unoccupied beds under the direction of housekeeping in accordance with Newton Medical Center policy;
  • Distributing fresh drinking water, ice, nourishment and/or juices as directed by nursing staff;
  • Running errands requested by staff or patients;
  • Performing complimentary services for patients such as writing letters, reading, conversing, and other appropriate requests;
  • Delivering mail, packages, flowers, etc., as requested; and
  • Stock storage units as assigned by department supervisor.


To be eligible to volunteer, please:

  • Complete the Junior Volunteer Application, which includes a parent consent form
  • Obtain two references from teachers or other adults
  • Attend a three-hour orientation and training session
  • Provide documentation of a current two-part Mantoux (tuberculosis) test or get tested by your physician

Submit the application and recommendations via email by April 15.