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InstaCare System At Landmark
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Christopher Moulton, like most people, doesn't have time to be sick, "The quicker I get seen by a physician, the quicker I got back to work."

No one wants to even be in the emergency room, much less wait for hours in one.  But Landmark Medical Center's new InstaCare system guarantees treatment in 30 minutes or less. You might be skeptical, and rightly so. In a traditional ER, people are checked in, seen by a triage nurse and, if their illness is minor, they generally have to wait to see someone to be treated.  At Landmark, patients are checked in and then their very next stop is to see a caregiver for evaluation and treatment.

Chairman of Emergency Services Dr. Emilio Belval says, "There's no nurse in triage anymore which means there's no delay between those types of processes before you see the provider of care."

Dr. Belaval thought up and developed the InstaCare conceptl.  The program does require extra caregivers to be on staff in the ER, which was why he was surprised to see Landmark's administration so receptive to the idea.

Landmark President Gary Gaube says, "We've seen a significant amount of growth in the emergency department over the last couple years so trying to make the experience better for the patients is what we're trying to do."

It seems to be working. This is Christopher's second time as an InstaCare patient and he has no complaints,  "I've been waiting here 15 to 20 minutes before they got me into the book and everything."  Into the book and out the door.

The InstaCare system is available every day between 9:00am and 11:00pm.

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