Welcome to University Hospital and Medical Center!Thank you for selecting University Hospital and Medical Center to care for you, or your loved ones. Since the Hospital's inception in 1974 the Medical Staff, Employees and Volunteers of the facility have dedicated themselves to providing the highest quality compassionate care to our community. We strive to continually improve our processes and in order to deliver excellence in the services we provide. We are proud to be your hospital of choice. Your satisfaction with the care we provide is of the utmost importance. If at any time during your experience with us you are concerned about the care that is provided I ask that you: * Notify your Nurse* Notify the unit Nursing Director* Call the patient Comment Line (Instructions are posted in your room)* Contact any member of the Administrative Team via the Hospital OperatorWe realize that being a patient can be an anxious and fearful time for you and your family. Our website, as been designed to answer many of the frequently asked questions our patients and their families have. Of course, there is more information that we can provide regarding any other questions that you may have, and we ask that you please call the Hospital's main line at (954) 721-2200 and speak with a member of our staff. Thank you again for this opportunity to serve you and your family. Sincerely, Lee B. ChaykinChief Executive Officer __________________________________________________ ADVANCED TECHNOLOGYUniversity Hospital 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. 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.