ArticleEmergency Department Utilization at a Large Regional Hospital A Strategy for SurvivabilityRotarius, Timothy PhD, MBA; Liberman, Aaron PhD; Cortelyou-Ward, Kendall PhD; Oetjen, Dawn PhD; Oetjen, Reid PhDAuthor Information Author Affiliation: Department of Health Management and Informatics, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. This research was funded by a grant from a regional hospital system that prefers to remain unidentified for this article. The authors have no conflicts of interest. Correspondence: Timothy Rotarius, PhD, MBA, Department of Health Management and Informatics, College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, 32816-2205 ([email protected]). The Health Care Manager: October/December 2013 - Volume 32 - Issue 4 - p 321-328 doi: 10.1097/HCM.0b013e3182a9d80b Buy Metrics Abstract This research effort provides a brief picture of the operational, patient, and financial patterns of the multiple emergency departments of a large hospital system located in the southeastern United States. The results are presented anonymously as a descriptive case study. A multifaceted strategy is presented to assist hospital leaders as they strive to ensure the survivability of their emergency departments in this era of high uncompensated care. Copyright © 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.