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Text Before You Head to a MetroWest ER

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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.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.

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