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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Patient and Family-Centered Care Philosophy

At Goryeb Children’s Hospital, we are dedicated to provide exceptional patient- and family-centered care; we rely on these guiding principles to shape our approach for your child’s diagnosis and treatment:


We provide the information families need to make educated choices about treatment, and support the choices you make. When you fully understand your options, you’ll feel more hopeful and confident about your child’s treatment.


We collaborate with family members as partners, working together for the best interests of your child.


Our staff acknowledges that you have the right to make decisions for your child’s care, and we give you the knowledge and authority to do so.

Family Strength

The family is the foundation of a child's life. We support and empower family members to be partners with our medical staff and make informed decisions about your child's care. We provide support to family members to help them cope more confidently with your child's illness.


Every family has its own unique set of personalities, life experiences, values, beliefs, education, and religious and cultural backgrounds. We train our staff to have the flexibility to address the needs and preferences of every family.

Information Sharing

The exchange of medical information and personal information between medical staff and family members builds trust and forges partnerships.


Respect for each family's values, beliefs, and religious and cultural background is key to patient- and family-centered care. We value your knowledge about your child’s needs, we acknowledge your authority as decision-makers, and we always respect your choices.


We support families by respecting your choices and offering comfort as you cope with your child's illness. By meeting the social, developmental and emotional needs of your child, we support his or her recovery. We work to build your confidence in our ability to care for your child.