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WSAZ-TV Charleston, W.V. Investigates E.R. Wait Times

Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 5/17/2016

Gray Television’s NBC affiliate WSAZ-TV Charleston, W.V. aired “WSAZ Investigates: E.R. Gridlock” on May 17. Reporter Nathan Takitch found that some patients transported by ambulance are waiting up to four hours in Kanawha County’s four emergency rooms. Due to the wait times, EMTs regularly test and treat patients in the ambulance while in the parking lot.

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