Brent Wilson, MD, has been named medical director of the Mercy Hospital El Reno Emergency Department. Dr. Wilson will oversee all operations of the emergency department, which provides vital medical care for all of Canadian County.
Dr. Wilson received his medical degree from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, in Calif., and completed his residency in emergency medicine at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is board-certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.
“With Dr. Wilson overseeing the medical and operational aspects of the emergency department, Mercy Hospital El Reno will be able to provide a higher level of care,” said Jeff Reames, MD, regional director of emergency medicine. “Dr. Wilson is residency-trained and board-certified in emergency medicine, and his experience in quality monitoring will help us improve our patients’ experience.”
And it already has. Since being named medical director Oct. 1, 2013, Dr. Wilson has helped reduce the amount of time emergency patients spend waiting to see a doctor from 24 minutes a year ago to 13 minutes, now. He has implemented triage improvements that have shaved 30 minutes off the overall average length of stay.
“We know that no one intends to end up in the ER,” Dr. Wilson said. “My goal is to improve the care we provide to the El Reno community so we can reduce the length of time patients have to spend here. There’s a lot we can do to help things run smoothly so patients can return to their lives, and we’re already seeing those efforts pay off for our patients.”
Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 33 acute care hospitals, four heart hospitals, two children’s hospitals, two rehab hospitals and one orthopedic hospital, 300 outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,100 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.