Emergency Room

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New North Texas Clinics Providing Neighborhood Kid Care

This year alone, 150,000 children will make a trip to the emergency room at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. But the hospital says some of those youngsters could be treated more quickly, and at a lower cost, closer to home.

CBSDFW.COM–09/20/2013

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Oversight Committee Had Problems Getting VA Hospital Answers

Two members of Congress said their public oversight visit to the VA North Texas System Friday, only came after extensive work trying to quietly handle complaints behind closed doors.

CBS 11–08/30/2013

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Study: More Children Experiencing Choking Incidents

Statistics show that food related choking incidents in children are on the rise. According to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, choking is the leading cause of childhood injuries showing up in emergency rooms.

CBSDFW.COM–07/30/2013

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New Urgent Care Center Offers Hope Of Shorter ER Times

Starting today it could very well be easier for children in Tarrant County to get medical care. This morning Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth opened the doors today on a new urgent care center, meant to relieve pressure on hospital emergency room.

CBSDFW.COM–06/03/2013

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MedStar Nurse Triage Conserves Resources & Saves Patients $

When you call MedStar in Fort Worth for medical assistance, dispatchers may or may not send an ambulance to your location. Last year the emergency medical service began a Nurse Triage Program, that screens non-critical calls.

CBSDFW.COM–02/28/2013

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HCA Building New Hospital In Alliance Area

The Alliance area in will soon have another hospital. HCA North Texas is building a new $71 million hospital near Interstate-35W and North Tarrant Parkway.

CBSDFW.COM–01/08/2013

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Day After Thanksgiving A Big Day For The ER

Friday could be one of the busiest days of the year in your local emergency room.

11/23/2012

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Texas Schools Prepare For Food Allergy Policies

When classes resume in the fall, Texas schools must have policies in place to deal with students who have food allergies.

05/22/2012

K2 Drug

K2 Sending More Texas Teens To Emergency Rooms

K2 and other synthetic marijuana is illegal in Texas and more than a dozen other states, and yet emergency rooms are seeing an increase in related cases.

03/28/2012

A wounded man is pictured in his hospital room, during the holiday season. (credit: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images)

Holiday Season Means More Emergency Room Visits

The holidays can be a busy time of year in North Texas emergency rooms. Every holiday season local ERs are packed with folks who’ve suffered typical holiday injuries.

11/29/2011

ER Sign

Arlington Hospital Closes Emergency Room

The JPS Diagnostic and Surgery Hospital on New York Avenue in Arlington is no longer a hospital.

09/01/2011

A surveillance video photo of the Jeep Cherokee involved in at least one ambulance equipment theft. (credit: Lewisville Police Dept.)

Thieves Targeting North Texas Ambulances

North Texas thieves are now targeting ambulances. And the vehicles are getting robbed right outside emergency rooms.

07/22/2011

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