Saint Francis Emergency Department

Southeast Missouri’s Only Level III Trauma Center

Saint Francis Medical Center’s Emergency and Trauma Center is the only state-designated Level III Emergency and Trauma Center in southeast Missouri, and we care for approximately 43,500 patients annually. The Center is formally named the Gene E. Huckstep Emergency/Trauma Center in recognition of a long term Board of Directors Chairman.

To earn a Level III Trauma Center designation, Saint Francis passed a rigorous comprehensive quality assessment and demonstrated the ability to provide:

  • 24-hour immediate coverage by emergency medicine physicians
  • Prompt availability of general surgeons and anesthesiologists
  • Transfer agreements for patients requiring more comprehensive care at a Level I or Level II Trauma Center
  • Continuing education for trauma center nurses and personnel

Our recently renovated emergency and trauma center is a state-of-the-art facility with 32 patient rooms, including:

  • 26 private treatment rooms with direct access to bathrooms
  • 3 trauma rooms
  • 2 triage rooms
  • 1 special procedures room
  • Specially designated children’s exam areas and equipment specifically tailored to treat children of all ages
  • Senior-friendly accommodations such as, thicker mattresses, higher chairs, large-print forms, guardrails and nonskid flooring to enhance comfort and encourage a speedy return to the highest quality of life

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