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Get "Fast" Facts About UPMC's Expert Emergency Care

UPMC has long been recognized for expert emergency care. To provide even more effective, patient-centered care, our Emergency Departments (EDs) reduced wait times to get patients the expert care they expect much faster than nearly any other hospital in Pittsburgh. UPMC hospitals consistently deliver care faster than Emergency Departments across the U.S., while providing world-class care from nationally recognized physicians.

UPMC Emergency Departments treat emergencies for all patients, regardless of insurance and no matter how severe.​

Average wait time* in
UPMC's Pittburgh-area EDs

before being seen by a health professional

  • UPMC Presbyterian (10 min.)
  • UPMC Shadyside (10 min.)
  • UPMC Mercy (11 min.)
  • UPMC Passavant (14 min.)
  • UPMC East (6 min.)
  • UPMC Magee (11 min.)
  • UPMC St. Margaret (19 min.)
  • UPMC McKeesport (20 min.)

Average wait time* at other Pittsburgh-area hospital EDs

before being seen by a health professional 

  • Allegheny General Hospital (38 min.)
  • Forbes Hospital (38 min.)
  • Jefferson Regional Medical Center (33 min.)

Average wait time* in EDs
for all U.S. hospitals

before being seen by a health professional 


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* Hospital Compare data from as of July 16, 2015


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