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Online appointments ease ER waiting time at Mercy hospitals
Sacramento Business Journal

Tari Gunn’s cat scratched her wrist last month — and the claw got stuck. She extricated herself, but by the weekend, the wound was infected. Gunn thought about going to urgent care, but didn’t know where one was open. Then Gunn remembered a billboard about a program at Dignity Health that lets patients book an ER time online and wait at home in the meantime. An Orangevale resident, Gunn got an appointment at Mercy Hospital of Folsom about 45 minutes later.

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