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Minutes Matter in an Emergency

Last updated 3 years ago

It’s often easy to identify the situations in which a trip to the hospital’s emergency room is required, such as when someone suffers a broken bone, concussion, or stroke. However, not all medical emergencies are readily identifiable. Heart attacks among women, for instance, can present with subtle symptoms such as jaw pain. If you think you could be experiencing a medical emergency, it’s best to err on the side of caution and seek help immediately.

You can learn more about the importance of obtaining medical help promptly by watching this video. You’ll learn about the commitment of hospitals within the HCA West Florida network to see patients as soon as possible. In fact, about 75 percent of patients who visit an emergency room at one of these hospitals are seen within 25 minutes.

The ER doctors at St. Petersburg General Hospital are dedicated to providing prompt diagnostic services and treatments to our patients. For more information about our hospital in St. Petersburg, including our stroke center and women’s center, call our Consult-A-Nurse referral line at (888) 741-5122.


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