Garden Park Medical Center - - The News for South Mississippi

Garden Park Medical Center is a 130-bed acute care facility located at the intersection of I-10 and Hwy. 49 in Gulfport. The hospital provides an extensive array of inpatient and outpatient services including 24-hour emergency room services. The hospital is an affiliate of HCA Inc., the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services with 170 hospitals and 113 outpatient centers in 20 states, England and Switzerland, and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Garden Park Medical Center, along with 6 HCA hospitals in the region, unveiled a ground-breaking mobile application that provides potential patients approximate emergency room wait times – on demand and on the go. The free SMS text service, “ER Wait Times!,” allows residents with non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses to better determine when and where to visit the emergency room, through real-time RSS feeds on digital billboards, cell phones, social media outlets and website updates.

Residents with cell phones text "ER" to 23000 and quickly receive a request asking for their zip code. After inputting the data, the HCA network responds with a text message that lists the address to the nearest HCA hospital, along with the average ER wait time and a number to dial a nurse.

Garden Park Medical Center will now have average ER wait times available on the iTriage® smartphone medical application developed by Healthagen®. To access those times, Gulfport residents and tourists can download the free iTriage app for their iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™, or Palm®, or access the medical application through any Web-enabled device at BlackBerry® smartphone users will soon have their own iTriage application, as well.

By deploying the iTriage smartphone app, Garden Park Medical Center improves the doctor/patient relationship and gives immediate access to detailed information about its hospital, including services offered, specialties, location map, classes, community programs and average ER wait times.

With the introduction of this premier level of service, Garden Park Medical Center becomes the first hospital in Mississippi to utilize this interactive technology that allows consumers to search medical symptoms, learn about possible causes and find appropriate locations for treatment.

Garden Park Medical Center has continually expanded services to meet the needs of our patients with a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, surgery and emergency services. We welcome the opportunity to serve you and your family. Learn more about our services by clicking on the links below....
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