Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Express Care is designed to put patients with less serious illnesses or injuries on the expressway back to health. Most patients are treated and on their way home in an hour or less.
Express Care provides patients a team of expert nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, and physician assistants who identify and treat patients as soon as they arrive. When a patient first arrives, a nurse in the reception area determines if he or she is a candidate for Express Care based on specific criteria.
Nurses begin treatment immediately, including ordering appropriate X-rays, tests or pain medications. Physicians then have the necessary information at their fingertips to make a prompt and accurate diagnosis. Through Provena Saint Joseph Hospital Express Care, most patients are treated and released within 60 minutes of arrival.