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Emergency Department

Fast, trusted care close to home


Every second counts when it comes to your health - injuries, illnesses and other critical situations take from urgency to new levels. Thankfully you have a Level 3 Emergency Department right in your backyard. From the smallest cuts to the biggest health concerns of your life, trusted, quality healthcare is always quickly available.

What is a Level 3 Emergency Department?


A Level 3 Emergency Department gives you access to resources including all board-certified emergency physicians, specially certified nurses and a Standby Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (SEDP) - to provide quality emergency care for your children and grandchildren. That means immediate access to emergency treatment, surgical services and if necessary, intensive care for those with:

  • Chest pain
  • Heart attack
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Stroke
  • Accidents
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Abdominal pain
  • And more

What benefits does your Emergency Department provide?


Shorter wait times and better care. HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital has achieved a top 9% Emergency Department patient satisfaction rating out of more than 2,000 hospitals nationwide from Press Ganey & Associates. Here you'll find cutting-edge emergency care, in an emergency department built for quick response and efficient care:

  • Private exam rooms
  • Located next to Medical Imaging Services and Surgery Services for faster access to imaging services vital to emergency care
  • Two separate entrances:
    A walk-in entrance in the rear southwest corner of the hospital (off of the Poplar Street entrance)
    An ambulance entrance (also located off of Poplar Street entrance) for improved traffic flow
  • On-site helipad
  • Decontamination facility for rapid response to any hazardous material accident
  • Family-centered, comfortable waiting areas with maximum privacy for patients and families
  • Ample parking and easy access

For more information, call (618) 651-2920. In an emergency, always dial 911.

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