When an illness or injury requires immediate medical attention, the last thing you want to do is wait to be treated. That's why, at Alaska Regional Hospital, we are committed to maintaining short Emergency Room wait times.
In order to accomplish this committment, we make sure that our Emergency Department is well staffed, especially during peak times, with nurses, physicians and technicians who care just as much about how long you have to wait as you do.
ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
The ER wait time represents the time it takes to see a qualified medical professional, defined as a Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP).
ER wait times represent a four-hour rolling average updated every 30 minutes, and is defined as the time of patient arrival until the time the patient is greeted by a qualified medical professional. Patients are triaged at arrival and are then seen by a qualified medical professional in priority order based on their presenting complaint and reason for visit.
National average wait time is one hour, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). HCA hospitals strive to beat the national average.