ER Wait Times in Sarasota County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in Sarasota 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
Englewood Community HospitalEnglewood 1h 45m
Doctors Hospital Of SarasotaSarasota 2h 0m
Venice Regional Medical CenterVenice 2h 45m
Sarasota Memorial HospitalSarasota 3h 20m

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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 95 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in Sarasota and the slowest.


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Jan 30, 2016, 9:28 AM
Palms Of Pasadena Hospital: "BEWARE OF UNETHICAL BILLING PRACTICES!\r\nI am a Registered Nurse of 19 years. I work for the Federal Government taking care of our Nations Heros. I was admitted for an infection in my knee. I was placed in a room and received treatment for 6 days as an inpatient. After discharge I was given a bill for $10,000 for a private room that Blue Cross Blue Shield would not cover. I was NEVER informed of any additional charge, I NEVER requested a private room, I NEVER signed anything approving this additional charge nor EVER made aware of it. To add insult to injury, they ONLY had private rooms available. Furthermore, due to my resistant infection, a private room would have been medically necessary. I will NEVER go to this hospital again, nor will they get $10, 000 out of me. They threatened ruin my credit which I have worked very hard to restore after a divorce. " - Scott

Dec 25, 2015, 9:28 PM
West Florida Hospital: "West Florida ER Pensacola,don't go unless want to die. Venomous snakebite,sent away no treatment, almost died due to their stupid nitwits . Falsifying medical records to cover atrocious behavior " - bob

Dec 24, 2015, 5:46 AM
Aventura Hospital And Medical Center: "last week december 20 2015 i was with a freind in emergency room from 9.30 am to 7 pm for cp . the pt was seen immediatly per tech and a nurse was place on monitor and oxygen and seen per a PA. time pass the nurse for this pt came around 1.30 minute later wrote her name on the bord and wrote the name of the charge rn and did not look at the pt and left . we never see the nurse after . I am a er nurse i worke for hca and i still working for a other facility . the nurse never came back to see the pt never took the bp on the pt i did never offer anything to the pt and ask him if he was ok .the monitor was on but the bp monitor was not attach to the monitor she never new the bp on is pt the pt came in er that morning with bp elevated . the only person came to see the pt was Sarah Rojas the volonter . she feed him and give him a pillow and media . pt was admit around 2 pm we never had any result and the PA JOELLE never give the result to the pt . i have to request the result . i don know but i dont treat my pt that way i am a er nurse and i go to see my pt all the time they get all the result and i take v/s every 2 hr and more . this is very poor care i will not sent pt to your hospital if i am not with them . poor care and poor communication . the floor took care of my freind much better and cvl was better . the md cardiologist was perfect . \r\n" - helene

Dec 19, 2015, 2:00 PM
Mease Countryside Hospital: "I was brought by ambulance to Mease Countryside ER. I suffer from an anxiety/depression disorder that most times is controlled by medication. I became very ill and weak and had tremors so bad I couldn't dial my cell phone. I used my landline to call 911. The EMT's were very efficient and recognized my distress right away. I got to the ER and a nurse took some blood for testing. Then another nurse came in and discussed my condition. After about an hour the Doctor came in, talked to me for five minutes and left never to be seen again. A nurse came in about 45 minutes later and gave me a 1mg injection of Ativan. After a period of time she came back with my discharge papers! The first injection did nothing and I was still suffering. After I complained that I wasn't any better than when I first arrived she went away. About 10 minutes later she came back with another 1mg injection of ativan and my discharge papers. I hadn't improved at all and here I was being sent home without any further treatment even though I still felt terrible. I complained to the nurse again and all she would do is keep shoving the discharge papers in my face. I realized that the ER was done with me and no matter what my symptoms sent me home.\r\nI will never use Mease Countryside ER again. They were so uncaring and so uneducated about my condition. I left the ER feeling almost like I first felt after arriving by ambulance.\r\nI start with a new physician soon as my insurance has changed. She is registered at Mease Countryside. I am not looking forward to ever spending a minute there again. They are so "busy" with patients I felt like cattle. I hope this gets posted somewhere that they can see this complaint. I know it won't do much good but at least in other ERs I have had to go to over a 15 year period, they are the worst I have ever had to use." - Timothy

Nov 29, 2015, 9:04 AM
St Joseph's Hospital: "St Joe's South was the best hospital I have ever been to. They saved my life after two extremely complicated surgeries and sepsis/SIRS. If the staff wasn't so attentive I would be dead not to be dramatic but it's true. Nurses there actually cared and the Doctors. They gave their personal numbers and stayed in touch while I was on life support and stayed positive even though the death rate for my diagnosis is 72%. I am extremely grateful and if I ever fall ill again I won't go anywhere but St Josephs South." - Amy

Nov 22, 2015, 4:09 AM
Jackson Memorial Hospital: "Jackson is bankrupt because no-one pays. Patients abuse the system. They are barely open financially. The staff there are the best in the world but will not tolerate getting screwed anymore. " - andrei

Nov 18, 2015, 9:43 PM
Jackson Hospital: "Took cousin to er at Jackson, Marianna Fl in congestive heart failure. She was given meds and sent home. We took her to another hospital for better care and they admitted her. Whats with Jackson hospital, rumor is, they wont admit!!! Dont they even want the money?????" - Freida

Nov 09, 2015, 1:19 AM
Munroe Regional Medical Center: "The above figure on MRSA is incorrect. My father acquired MRSA (pneumonia) from this hospital , although they coded it as community acquired. I will supply as much facts (backed by documentation) as possible as I do not wish to formally name my deceased father (yes, he died within 20 days of his hospitalization at MRMC in 12/14). \r\nFact 1: He was diagnosed 9 days into his stay at MRMC with MRSA (Pneumonia)\r\nFact 2: This was diagnosed via bronscopy, a procedure which the nurses were not able to outline necessity for. Upon reading me his informed consent, I was told the procedure was to evaluate fitness for AAA surgery, however, in light of the fact that this was NOT the reason for his hospitalization and he was having serious bronchial issues i.e pneumonia, this sees most unlikely a false reason. \r\nMost Critically Fact 3: His infectious disease doctor coded his illness as unspecified pneumonia but the septum sample from the study taken the same day indicated MRSA* isolation precautions be taken. I plan on pursuing this issue as they should not be allowed to report 0 MRSA cases. When I have documentation to show otherwise. " - T

Aug 18, 2015, 2:10 AM
Orlando Health: "Visited South Seminle hospital and was shocked to see a nurse in the ICU employed by this hospital! She was my sons science school teacher, and was very incompetent. She Also has a criminal history and was arrested in 2004. I witnessed how short and rude she was with a patient she was seeing. Not a good representation of your institution! " - T.

Jun 15, 2015, 9:09 PM
Shands Lake Shore Regional Medical Center: "Had the worst experience ever! Nurses lied on me to my doctor who then I had to confront because of this nurse not only a nurse but the supervising nurse! When I would call for a nurse I wouldn't get a response for about an hour in a half! Pain management there was none! Doctor doesn't want to give what you need because of lies the nurse had made up! So I spoke with the man on top of her who she lied on too! Mr.Gary he wasn't very happy with what he learned about his employee! He said he will get to the bottom of this situation. And I'm not backing down until I see something has changed until I know I've been herd! If I have to go there there media the paper's so be it! I've been very nice and patient." - Marisol



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