Texting can save you ER timeThink you need to go to the ER but maybe not this instant? If you're planning to go to a Metro West Medical Center hospital — Framingham Union Hospital or Leonard Morse Hospital — you can text (but please not while driving!!) to find out how long the ER waits are. Here's how.
It could save you quite a few of those nasty, anxious ER minutes. Metro West says that as of Wednesday afternoon, their average wait times were:
Framingham Union: 24 minutes
Leonard Morse, Natick: 6 minutes
Also seems like a nice way for hospital systems to spread out their ER patients more evenly...
This program aired on August 20, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.