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ER tech Matt Waller talks to a patient in a private room at the Toledo Hospital Emergency Room.

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An ambulance at Mercy St. Vincent Emergency Center.

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Patients wait to be triaged and treated at the Toledo Hospital Emergency Room.

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ER tech Brandon Bauman works the registration desk at the Toledo Hospital Emergency Room, where a sign behind him lets patients know there is a 90-minute wait.

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A sign on the wall at the Toledo Hospital Emergency Room in Toledo, Ohio reminds staff to "Care like a champion today."

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Nurse practitioner Mary Corder and cardiologist Dr. Paul Berlacher attend to a patient at the Toledo Hospital Emergency Room.

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Toledo Fire & Rescue workers transport a patient to the Toledo Hospital Emergency Room.

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Matt Lazette, left, and Baendu Brisbane transport a patient into a room at the Toledo Hospital Emergency Room.

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RNs Angela Charlton, left, Emily McKarns and attending physician Dr. Cuong Do update patient tracking records in the East Zone of the Toledo Hospital's Emergency Room.

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Stefan Slak is wheeled into a triage room by his wife Hewen Slak at the Toledo Hospital Emergency Room.

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A patient is observed by safeguard security worker Andrea Hutchen, left, at the Mercy St. Vincent Emergency Center.

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Donneka Perrin, 32, is taken care of by RN Kristi Cain at the Mercy St. Vincent Emergency Center.

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Food & Nutrition employee Judy Long carries a lunch tray past a patient in the hallway at the Mercy St. Vincent Emergency Center.

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Tony Collins is checked out by RN Jane Reeder at the Mercy St. Vincent Emergency Center.

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Rebecca Wilkes, left, watches as her boyfriend Tony Collins gets his IV tube removed by RN Jane Reeder at the Mercy St. Vincent Emergency Center.

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Dr. Kellen Bannon, 28, center, transcribes the history of a patient into one of several work station computers at the Mercy St. Vincent Emergency Center.

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Flora Enoch gets her knee checked out by Dr. William Fogle at the Mercy St. Vincent Emergency Center.

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Flora Enoch gets her knee checked out by Dr. William Fogle at the Mercy St. Vincent Emergency Center.

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Donneka Perrin, 32, winces as RN Kristi Cain inserts an IV into her arm at the Mercy St. Vincent Emergency Center. Cain used an ultrasound machine to detect where her good veins are, a procedure that has been used since August.

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Donneka Perrin, 32, points to her knee as she tells RN Kristi Cain all of the places she's feeling pain, at the Mercy St. Vincent Emergency Center.

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Toledo Fire and Rescue personnel bring in a patient to the University of Toledo Medical College ER.

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Life Flight workers wheel a vehicle accident trauma patient into the University of Toledo Medical College ER.

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Patient Ruth Conway shares a laugh with a family visitor before being discharged for a lung infection at the University of Toledo Medical College ER.

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RN Amanda Anderson talks to patient Ruth Conway and her husband Dr. Lawrence Conway prior to her being discharged from the University of Toledo Medical College ER.

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The trauma room at the University of Toledo Medical College ER in Toledo, Ohio is full of RNs, doctors and Life Flight personnel for a car accident victim.

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Life Flight personnel and Paramedic Brian Mullins, right, put a patient on a stretcher at the University of Toledo Medical College ER.

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Paramedic Brian Mullins wheels a bed to the Life Flight helicopter bringing in a car accident victim to the University of Toledo Medical College ER.

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Orthopedic surgery resident Jake Miller attaches a skeletal traction device to a bed for a leg trauma patient at the University of Toledo Medical College ER.

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ER physicians take a car accident victim brought in by Life Flight at the University of Toledo Medical College ER to get his body scanned.

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ER resident Matthew Womack, left, and orthopedic surgery residents from 2nd left Nick Peters, Mina Tanios, Jake Miller and Josh Schwind stand by after a car accident victim with leg bone trauma was brought in to the University of Toledo Medical College ER.

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From left: Orthodpedic surgery residents Jake Miller, Josh Schwind and Nick Peters stand outside of the trauma room at the University of Toledo Medical College ER. They were waiting for a car accident victim who suffered major leg damage.

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Dr. Gerald Zelenock, left, is briefed on a car accident patient by a Life Flight worker at the University of Toledo Medical College ER.

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