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For a trip to the ER, the express lane is now open

Tobey launches $1m quick-care unit

Nurses Sharon Barsano, Mary Kelley (in sling), and Carol Taormina demonstrating the new patient lift system at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. Nurses Sharon Barsano, Mary Kelley (in sling), and Carol Taormina demonstrating the new patient lift system at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. (Paul E. Kandarian/Globe Correspondent)
By Paul Kandarian
Globe Correspondent / August 21, 2008

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WAREHAM - This is peak season in Tobey Hospital's emergency room. Vacationers and beachgoers flock to the Buzzards Bay community in the summer, doubling Wareham's population. As a result, 35 percent of the hospital's yearly emergency room visits occur from June through August, said Elaine R. Meredith, vice president of Southcoast Hospitals Group. (Full article: 727 words)

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