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The State of Florida's Emergency Rooms

With reports of some Emergency Room patients having to waiting longer and longer for care, we’ll take a look at the situation within the ER’s of Tampa Bay. Is this service being misused? Are there too few hospital beds? Will wait time get longer? We get the answers from the experts themselves.

Program Schedule

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Radio Guests

Dr. David Orban - Chairman of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at USF
Amy Paratore - RN and Director of Emergency Services at Tampa General Hospital
Chuck Kearns - Director of Pinellas County EMS & Fire Administration

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