Of the 730 shifts in the ER to be covered in 2023, the Emergency Department was closed less than 2% of the time at 11 shift closures for the full year. When the ER closes, it can feel like it happens a lot and is catastrophic. 11 times out of 730 is more than we would like to see which is why recruitment is so important. With more physicians we will reduce the number of closures.