Since 1983 we have continually provided quality care to thousands of our neighbors along the Treasure Coast. The combined efforts of more than 250 skilled physicians and more than 700 dedicated employees have resulted in one of the most comprehensive healthcare facilities serving the Treasure Coast. St. Lucie Medical Center is part of a nationwide health system and uses that network to offer the most advanced technology and medical treatments available. __________________________________________________ ADVANCED TECHNOLOGYSt Lucie Medical Center is now offering potential emergency room patients how long the wait is before they make the trip. Patients can text 23000 with the word ER in the text body to find out the wait time from their cell phone. St Lucie Medical Center's new daVinci® Robot offers the latest in robotically-assisted minimally invasive surgery. The daVinci Robot is being used for minimally invasive prostate, thoracic, general, and gynecological surgeries. Electronic Health Record (EHR) – With EHR, access to patient health information is simplified and patient safety and quality improved. Our hospitals have brought numerous clinical components for the EHR on-line through major investments in technology. Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) –The PACS system immediately digitizes images such as X-rays, and other scans including CT, MRI and PET, so they can be stored and electronically viewed on screens anywhere. This enables doctors and other health care professionals to access the images, even remotely, and to compare new images with previous images at the touch of a button. Electronic Medication Bar Coding System (eMAR) – We led a national effort to reduce medication errors by placing this system in all of our hospitals. Bar codes on medications are scanned at the patient's bedside, providing our clinical staff with an effective tool to ensure that the right patient receives the right medication at the right time through the right route.