The friendly and caring nurses in the ER during our late visit Friday night were about the only thing good about this Emergency department. My son saw the Nurse Practitioner in a ER triage room, who put in for some X-rays and blood work and then LEFT, leaving us sitting in the waiting room waiting for nothing. So after waiting an extra 2 hours, my son had to be reexamined by the doctor in order to be given antibiotics. In hind sight, even though we were very concerned with the spider bite and swelling, it could have waited for an Urgent Care or After Hours appt. the following morning. Big thanks to the desk nurses for pushing things along for us because who knows how long we'd have been there without their help.
My advise is if you aren't dying, bleeding out and/or in critical condition, avoid the ER. So many people go there for things the Urgent Care or a doctor's office can see during normal hours. I wish we would have waited til morning but hindsight is 20/20.
If you have no choice but to go to this ER, be ready to wait-- hours on end. They will ultimately help you, but like I said, unless you're dying, bleeding out or in critical condition, you will be pushed to the side and sit in the waiting room for 4-8 hours.