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GetCareNow allows patients to reserve an appointment for non-life-threatening care

Coshocton, Ohio (May 3, 2023) – Coshocton Regional Medical Center is offering members of the community an enhanced emergency room experience, furthering its mission to provide the very best care to Coshocton residents, where and when they need it.

Coshocton Regional’s emergency department now offers technology called “GetCareNow,” which allows patients to reserve an appointment, via the Coshocton Regional website, to be seen in the ER. Patients fill out a brief, secure form, and no username or password is required. The tool can notify the patient if there is a change that may extend the patient’s wait, or a notification will be sent if patient can arrive to the ER sooner. The easy-to-use tool provides added convenience for those with non-life-threatening emergent needs. Priority is given to patients who reserve an appointment through GetCareNow over “walk-in” patients with similar symptoms.

“Our priority is to provide patients an exceptional experience, and that includes the ability for patients to schedule an appointment online and wait safely at home,” said Stephanie Conn, CEO “We know life is busy, and our team of caregivers in the emergency room is honored to ease the stress involved in these situations. We always strive to deliver the very best care.”

Importantly, GetCareNow is only for non-life or limb-threatening emergencies. If you are experiencing chest pain, trouble breathing or symptoms of a stroke, call 911 immediately.

GetCareNow is a feature of the newly designed Coshocton Regional Medical Center website. The new website offers a modernized web presence and supports the digital patient journey across the care setting. With “Action Buttons” featured on every page, patients can easily find a doctor, schedule appointments, contact us, and get directions. In addition, there are customized menus for patients, providers, job seekers, and visitors. Platform capabilities include a 24/7 chatbot, patient prep instructions, patient e-registration, secure messaging, post-visit virtual check-ins, and patient feedback and reviews. Some of these functions will roll out now, and others soon. All of these functions serve to improve communication, care coordination, and the experience for patients, physicians, and staff of Coshocton Regional Medical Center. To utilize the GetCareNow tool, visit coshoctonhospital.org.

About Coshocton Regional Medical Center:
Coshocton Regional Medical Center is a 56-bed, not-for-profit hospital, providing 24-hour emergency and acute care services, with a network of hospital-based physician clinics serving Coshocton, Ohio and surrounding counties, and is an Accredited Chest Pain and Heart Failure Center. Coshocton Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals, and holds as its mission the delivery of compassionate, quality care to patients and better healthcare to communities. Coshocton Regional Medical Center is a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation and serves the Eastern Central Ohio Region with high quality diagnostic, rehabilitation, and acute healthcare services. For more information, please visit www.coshoctonhospital.org. ###