UPMC is the logical choice for a takeover, unless some out of state company buys it. I agree, I cant see West Penn Health having enough to buy them out. I just hope the alcohol/drug unit stays open. Thats something that is REALLY needed in our city.
I dont see their closing having that great an impact on emergency room waiting time. We get tons of their patients as it is.
Its not the diversions that increase the waiting time, its the IDIOTS that think the ER is their own private 24 hour doctors office. I had to go there the other night for severe neck pain. I felt bad about using the emergency room when I knew there was not much they could do for me, but the pain was so horrible I couldnt stand it. Basically, I went there for relief until I could get to my doc the next day.
The person in front of me had a rash on her hand.