Free standing emergency care facilities represents a new paradigm in healthcare based similarly on the model of diagnostic imaging and surgery centers.
According to a November 20, 2006 NBC news report by correspondent Tom Costello, the average wait time in a U. S. emergency room is 3 hours and 42 minutes. As a result, a patient’s condition may worsen in the typical emergency room. The increasing wait times are likely to continue according to a May 26, 2005 report from the Centers for Disease Control who pointed out "visits to the nationâ€™s emergency departments (EDs) reached a record high of nearly 114 million in 2003, but the number of EDs decreased by 14 percent from 1993 to 2003.
Like their hospital counterparts, ER Centers of America, Inc. (ERCA) is equipped with digital x-ray, ultrasound, CT scanner and a complete "hospital" ER laboratory. ERCA facilities can treat the severely injured or ill. And, because of the efficiencies of operations, ERCA can provide these services quicker and at significantly reduced prices when compared to the traditional hospital emergency room. All without a reduction in the quality of medical care.
Extracting the emergency room from hospitals has a number of successful precedents: labs, physical therapy, diagnostic imaging and surgery centers. All have proven to be profitable healthcare entities.
ECRA has an aggressive plan for growth and welcomes the opportunity to discuss investment opportunities with qualified investors.