Health Care

JPS Emergency Department Facing Record Overcrowding

WFAA reports that John Peter Smith (JPS) emergency department has once again become overcrowded, causing the hospital to declare a Code Yellow for the second time in a month.  A Code Yellow means the hospital is in an overcrowding or disaster mode.

Located in Fort Worth and serving Tarrant County, the emergency department is set to admit close to 11,000 patients in May. They admit 80 – 100 patients on a typical day. Their record number of visits in one day is 427 patients.

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