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Kentuckiana Medical Center Opens New Emergency Room (ER), Promising a 15-Minute Or Less Wait Time
Date:12/18/2013

CLARKSVILLE, Ind., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kentuckiana Medical Center (KMC), now managed by the national healthcare development firm Galichia Hospital Group (GHG), has opened its new Emergency Department and offers ER patients a wait time of 15 minutes or less. The announcement is made by GHG's Chairman & CEO Joseph P. Galichia, M.D., F.A.C.C., who says: "Our group has had extensive hands-on experience running an Emergency Department at a hospital much like KMC, and proven our ability to successfully reduce patient wait times for those needing emergency care. We're thrilled to now be working in Clarksville, helping improve the delivery of emergency and acute medical services to the community."

Dr. Galichia says the idea for shrinking ER wait times came from discussions on ways to address common emergency room problems people face everyday across America. "The real tragedy," says Dr. Galichia, "is that often patients don't come to the ER because they think whatever's bothering them isn't worth the trouble or the expense of a check up by a physician, or they fear they will be humiliated for making a fuss over nothing. Therefore people experiencing chest pains think they can ride it and they sometimes end up with a heart attack. We've learned that early intervention saves lives in emergent situations."

"We're trying to provide and expand care for people who otherwise might not seek it, by addressing the long wait times found at most Emergency Departments," Dr. Galichia said.

As announced earlier in the month, the Galichia organization has relocated Michael Phillips from its Wichita, Kansas, headquarters to Clarksville to serve as KMC's CEO and lead the medical center's expansion efforts going forward. Previously, Mr. Phillips served as the CEO for Galichia Medical Group,
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