ER Wait Times in Osceola County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in Osceola County show the time patients can expect to spend. Actual wait times will depend on many factors, such as severity of the injury, time of day, and staffing. Patients are quickly evaluated as part of a triage process, so the most severe cases can be treated first. Depending on the hospital, this initial wait can run from a few minutes to over an hour. The times below also include wait times for initial treatment, since there can be many delays after the triage process. Choose an ER with a shorter wait time to get seen more quickly.

HospitalCity
Total Wait Times
Osceola Regional Medical CenterKissimmee 1h 20m
St Cloud Regional Medical CenterSaint Cloud 3h 38m

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These are the average time from entering the ER to being admitted to the hospital by a doctor. In a busy ER, patients will be seen by a triage nurse first. Then the wait time will vary by severity, and how busy the ER is at the time of day. Patients with less serious problems could have substantially longer waits.

There is a 138 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in Osceola and the slowest.


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Feb 15, 2015, 8:00 PM
Blake Medical Center: "Re: Blake Trauma Center, Bradenton, FL\r\nI am the daughter of a patient admitted to ICU last month. I feel it is an ethical imperative to warn others not to allow an elderly loved one to be treated in this facility. The nursing staff exhibits contempt for elderly patients. There seems to be a pervasive attitude among nursing staff--possibly physicians as well-- that if someone is, like my parent, in his/her ninth decade of life, there is no need to hustle, no need to go the extra mile. Death is, after all, coming soon anyhow.... Why waste precious resources catering to ill and infirm people? In fact, hasten their deaths and it will be better for everyone, right? It doesn't hurt that Blake has crafted an unholy alliance with a for-profit short-term hospice corporation, the very compassionate Tidewell, Inc. Have an elderly patient? Get that person to the brink, transfer to the illustrious Tidewell, and avert a dreaded "death" statistic on the hospital record. If you evaluate the supposed death count at Blake with appropriate scrutiny, you will see that their many transfers of patients to a hospice allow them to claim glorious, undeserved quality care, a low death count. Quit insidious and clever. An evil, horrible, disgusting institution is Blake. Just stay away. Put the monsters out of business." - N.Rae

Jan 24, 2015, 9:17 PM
Seven Rivers Regional Medical Center: "Four days post op I was taken to the ER at Seven Rivers Hospital in Crystal River with a fever, weakness, severe dehydration and nearly constant dry heaves. It was late, and there were several other people waiting---many of which had no business being in the ER and spent their time gossiping on the phone and running around the room as if it were a playground. \r\n\r\nMeanwhile, I'm barely maintaining consciousness, I've broken stitches from my previous surgery and I'm in extreme pain. Many times my body would shake so violently my Mother had to hold me down so I didn't hurt myself. (By the way, I collapsed outside the hospital on the way in and was basically ignored).\r\n\r\nIt was three agonizing hours before I was taken in the back and another 45 before anyone came in to see me. I was given an IV, anti-nausea medication, and sent on my way with a $2700 bill. They didn't even check my surgical wound for internal bleeding (and there was some).\r\n\r\nAbsolutely deplorable care and total lack of caring and concern for people who are very obviously suffering." - Lauryn

Jan 02, 2015, 5:24 PM
South Lake Hospital: "\r\nPatient First? What a joke, what is first is milking insurance companies for unnecessary treatment and hospital stays. What is first is nurses on the ICU floor talking about their pets and ignoring the phones because "we don't answer phones", What is first is nurses clerical work and not a 93 year old women who has not had solid food in three days, who has been on her back in the same bed for 3 days without being moved to a chair, asking for help because her back hurt and being ignored, not being given pain medication, and left to suffer. What is first is a doctor trying to decide whether or not to do a procedure while the patient waits and insurance is charged for unnecessary room charges. What is first is an inexperienced nurse who bangs my 93 year old mothers head with the TV remote, then bangs her bed into a wall while moving her. What is first is an arrogant, greedy doctor who finally does decide to do the procedure, which took 15 minutes and wants the patient to stay another day unnecessarily. What is first is my mothers concerns, putting an incompetent staff in it's place, standing up to a scamming doctor and calling him out on it, and taking my mom home, with or without discharge papers. To whoever is reading this, this is our only community hospital, something needs to be done about the lack of quality care and corruption that seems to be feeding it.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n.\r\n\r\n...\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLynn Albanese\r\n\r\n\r\n5:22pm\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLynn Albanese\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nQuality of Care - Mortality Rate\r\nHow well does South Lake Hospital save lives? 2% worse than the national average, based on the overall mortality rate for critical illnesses.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n.\r\n\r\n...\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n" - Nancy

Jan 01, 2015, 6:52 PM
Lee Memorial Hospital: "The infection rate is so high here because they use trucks to ship sterile trays for operations from one warehouse to all hospitals. This is not standard of practice for any hospital on this earth. Normally, each hospital has their own sterile processing department, where they sterilize all instruments for the surgery department. Lee Memorial Health System has a conflict of interest with their CEO and Lee Sar which is owned by Lee Memorial's CEO's brother-in-law. The 2 of them are making billions on the medical supply industry, cutting corners and taking the lives of patients in the process." - Employee

Dec 27, 2014, 7:17 PM
Baptist Medical Center: "Been at Baptist South in Jax Fl for over 3 hours. I was tol my mom would be moved up because of her condition.... Nothing yet. Every experience I have had at this hospital has been the worse. I will be so glad when her insurance carrier changes next year and she can go to another hospital. They told me it could be 2 to 3 for an A-PHIB patient having chest pains????? Really!!!" - Marshaun

Dec 18, 2014, 9:10 PM
: "Waiting at st. Vincent's for 2 hours should. Have known better than to come here the staff and docs are like the walking dead\r\n" - Wendy

Dec 17, 2014, 2:24 PM
St Anthony's Hospital: "Been waiting almost 5 hours... excruciating pain.... difficultly breathing." - jeff

Dec 17, 2014, 2:21 PM
: "Been here. Almost hrs and still waiting." - jeff

Dec 04, 2014, 3:50 PM
Indian River Medical Center: "The Vero Beach hospital is the worst hospital I ever seen. I don't recommend that Vero beach hospital to anyone. Lawnwood hospital is the best. I brought my husband there, he was seen right a ways within 5 minutes." - Roger

Nov 01, 2014, 8:13 PM
Tampa General Hospital: "I recently spent a horrible 7.5 hours in Tampa General. I went through the ER to be seen and waited 5 hours just to get put in the back where instead of a room i was put on a bed in the middle of the main walkway where I sat for several minutes . While in the ER waiting area I witnessed a young woman in a wheelchair brought out from the ER back and put there with us to wait. She was convulsing for an hour. We as patrons asked her several times if she was OK. She mumbled yes incoherently. After some time she fell face forward out of her chair and hit the floor unconscious. Staff stood there while my wife ran to get other staff to help. It took a security guard to yell at a young RN for her to get up and help. The whole experience was like a circus or a nightmare. \r\nOnce I was taken into back it wasn\t any better. After 7 hours I was truly afraid to be admitted. \r\nThis hospitals reviews I have read are completely staged. I was a true patient with a true experience . The staff of RNs were thoughtless and wondered around back and forth accomplishing nothing while the doctors were overwhelmed. There is no efficiency at all and is a hospital with essentially one goal. To get money. \r\nI was born in this hospital back in 1973 and my mother told me even back then the hospital was bad. \r\nIn the end they wanted to admit me in order to do some blood work and quotpossiblyquot get an RA specialist in at some point. Too iffy and unsurites for me. My gut said to leave. My wife and my mother long distance said to run out of there ! I left immediately and don\t regret it. \r\nFor some reason if you go to this ER and want to leave the doctors think your not in charge. We are the patients and we pay for services. We can leave if the services are substandard or not done efficiently . \r\nBe careful when going to this hospital . Know your rights and have family and friends as back up! It\s a fishy standard they practice . Understand your HEPA rights as mine were violated when they discussed my medical problems in the open main walkway with no privacy. This was my experience. " - Michael



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