New Program To Help Reduce Strain On Emergency Rooms

Syracuse , N.Y. - Syracuse Community Health Center and American Medical Response or AMR have announced a partnership to help area emergency rooms as they face high demand and staffing shortages.

Its called Emergency Triage, Treat and Transport or ET3.

ET3 will provide flexibility for ambulance crews to address emergency healthcare needs of Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) beneficiaries following a 911 call.

AMR paramedics and EMTs will assess patients on-site to determine the level of care needed and if the patient wishes, they can be treated in place, transported to an emergency room or to the Syracuse Community Health Center.

Emergency rooms in Syracuse are struggling to keep up with demand and this program will help reduce wait times, reduce costs for patients and provide an appropriate level of care for those who don’t need ER care.” said Derrick Murry, Chief Business Development Officer at Syracuse Community Health.

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