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Online service to cut waiting time for emergency room visits

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(KMOV) -- Hospital patients with minor emergencies can now go online to hold their place in line with a new service from SSM Health Care.

The service, called InQuicker, allows patients to select a projected treatment time online (www.ssmhealth.com/er) and arrive when it is time to go to the ER for treatment.

Patients will be asked to choose the nearest SSM hospital and fill out a form when using the online service.

It is a new service to the St. Louis-area, but it has been available at many hospitals throughout the nation and is expected to increase patient satisfaction for those with minor injuries.

The five Emergency Departments with this service include: SSM St. Mary’s Health Center, SSM St. Clare Health Center, SSM DePaul Health Center, SSM St. Joseph Health Center and SSM St. Joseph Hospital West.

SSM St. Joseph Health Center – Wentzville and SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center are not included at this time.

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