West Boca Medical Center Introduces Innovative Fast Track Emergency Department for Expedited Care

Mar 13, 2024

West Boca Medical Center announces the launch of its Fast Track Emergency Department, making the delivery of care for patients with less severe medical needs more efficient. This addition aligns with the hospital's commitment to enhancing patient experience and streamlining care, with the goal of rapid access to high-quality medical services.

Traditionally, emergency departments have catered to patients by providing care in horizontal settings, like in beds and stretchers, often leading to extended wait times and inefficiencies in treatment. Recognizing the need for a more patient-centered approach, West Boca Medical Center introduces the Fast Track Emergency Department, where patients relax in comfortable recliners for the duration of their visit, optimizing efficiency and minimizing unnecessary delays.

"We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to medical emergencies, and our new Fast Track Emergency Department is designed to prioritize swift and effective care for patients with less acute needs," said Dr. Cory Harow, Chief of the Emergency Department. "By keeping patients vertical, we can provide a more focused and streamlined approach, ensuring that they receive the attention they need in a timely manner."

The Fast Track Emergency Department features seven treatment bays equipped with individual TVs, and call bells for patient convenience. It is staffed with dedicated nurses and medical technicians, trained to provide personalized care tailored to the specific needs of each patient. This approach aims for quicker assessments, diagnostic workups, and treatment interventions, enhancing the overall patient experience.

West Boca Medical Center Introduces Innovative Fast Track Emergency Department for Expedited Care

"We are excited to unveil this brand new, bright, and highly functional addition to our care area, which combines the advantages of speedy care with the full resources of a hospital adjacent," added Dr. Harow. "In the event of a change in clinical status or the need for additional interventions, our Fast Track Emergency Department seamlessly transitions patients to the appropriate level of care, with access to specialized medical professionals and resources."

The Fast Track Emergency Department at West Boca Medical Center represents a significant milestone in the evolution of emergency medicine, offering a more efficient and patient-centric model of care. With its focus on rapid assessment, expedited treatment, and seamless transitions to higher levels of care, this innovative facility sets a new standard for emergency medical services in the Boca Raton community.