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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Sep 28, 2016, 1:16 AM
: "Oh, we are at Soringfield, Missouri, Mercy Hospital." - M

Sep 28, 2016, 1:14 AM
: "Pathetic wait time!!! Been here 8 hours and still not seen a Dr. Got here 430 pm and it's 1230 am now. One lady has a broken arm and has been here in the waiting room 7 hours. No pain meds. Can't eat not drink because she might have to have surgery. Tues, Sept 27 to Wed, Sept 28." - M

Sep 19, 2016, 9:47 PM
: "Longest wait times ever! My mother had been taken by EMT's to Scripps Mercy Hospital due to severe abdominal pain. It's been 7hrs+ since she's been here and we are still waiting on consultantation on wether or not my mother will be discharged. The results on her CAT scan took nearly 3-4hrs to receive and her condition was given to us by a nurse and not the doctor herself. This is hands down the worst hospital experience that I've had not once, but twice from these facilities. Eventually we had to be handed over to another doctor. Hopefully comments like these are actually reviewed to help in approving the level of service given." - Isaiah

Sep 19, 2016, 9:30 PM
: "Longest wait times ever! My mother had been taken by EMT's to Scripps Mercy Hospital due to severe abdominal pain. It's been 7hrs+ since she's been here and we are still waiting on consultantation on wether or not my mother will be discharged. The results on her CAT scan took nearly 3-4hrs to receive and her condition was given to us by a nurse and not the doctor herself. This is hands down the worst hospital experience that I've had not once, but twice from these facilities. Eventually we had to be handed over to another doctor. Hopefully comments like these are actually reviewed to help in approving the level of service given." - Isaiah

Sep 19, 2016, 3:48 PM
: "My mother cut her finger almost off the the artery we waited 8 hours before they sewed her finger up. This is fuck ridiculous. What is wrong with this world? " - Neda

Sep 16, 2016, 7:44 PM
: "Longest wait I have ever experienced in an "Emergency ROOM". Would have been treated with more haste had I gone to an inner city "free clinic"\r\nBetter off at KU Med." - Greg

Sep 14, 2016, 8:25 PM
: "4hrs and still sitting in waiting room. How can this take so long " - David

Sep 13, 2016, 10:05 PM
: "Rush MC is the worst. An unreal series of complete chaos. Receiving that doesn't take down your name but says "they'll find you". Waited 45 min for triage, suffered over 11 hours of mistakes, repeated X-rays, shift changes without coordination, and egotistical know it alls that continue to make mistakes. All the while starving. We just want to leave. R" - Nm

Sep 13, 2016, 9:29 PM
: "4 and a half hours.., still no Dr.\r\nWas Triaged, labs done and Xrays within an hour of getting here but nothing since... I am in so much pain rudiculous but at this point... Im done. I will get my labs etc in am and take to my own Dr and see if they get even 1 penny from my insurance.\r\n" - ashamedhlthcr

Sep 12, 2016, 2:14 PM
: "Yuma Regional cares more about parking garages and their new ER than patients. They also balance bill and double bill PT. You had better look at your EOB's when they come in because they also bill for services you never received. The ER wait times on average are 8 hours or longer. You will sit in the Hallway North-South for at least 6 after going through triage. When you do get an exam room expect to wait another 2-4 hours to see a Doctor or PA. If you come in during a shift change expect to wait even longer. They also treat people like they are all "drug seekers" That the only reason you are there in their ER is to get some pain meds. I have come in by ambulance then put in a wheelchair to sit in a hallway for hours writhing in pain. I have broken my arm a few times and I sat in the hallway for 8 hours to have a PA come out and state to me that since I wasn't screaming in pain that my arm cannot be broken. X-ray revealed it was broken in 2 places. Ulna and Radial head -Elbow. A few of the Doctors are extremely rude and short with PT's. Some of the Nursing staff are as well. I have never had a good one good experience at YRMC. NOT one... You would be better off going to San Diego or Up to phoenix. I Know it's a 3 hour drive west or east but at least you will get seen immediately when you get there. " - S3mperF1

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