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Milwaukee County EMS Helps Manage Crowded ERs

Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services (MC EMS) is prepared to help hospitals reroute patients as the rising number of flu cases pushes local emergency rooms toward capacity.

Milwaukee County Emergency Medical Services (MC EMS) is prepared to help hospitals reroute patients as the rising number of flu cases pushes local emergency rooms toward capacity.

A unique communication system allows MC EMS to monitor hospital diversion statuses and manage distribution of patients when hospitals are on diversion. A diversion occurs when hospital ERs reach capacity and they choose to redirect ambulance traffic to other hospitals.

MC EMS ensures patient safety by maintaining an adequate number of open emergency rooms throughout the county. 

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