Saint Francis Emergency Department

Saint Francis Medical Center Emergency Department exterior

Southeast Missouri’s Only Level III Emergency and Trauma Center

The Emergency and Trauma Center at Saint Francis Medical Center is the only state-designated Level III emergency and trauma center in southeast Missouri, caring for nearly 38,000 patients annually. The Center was formally named the Gene E. Huckstep Emergency/Trauma Center in recognition of a long-term chairman of our board of directors.

To earn the designation of Level III Trauma Center by the state of Missouri, 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 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

More information on Emergency, Trauma & Urgent Care Services

Reviews for Saint Francis Emergency Department

Donna Tilley

Informative. Very good service. Thank you.

Eric McGruder

Cox and ER staff were so good. The most difficult thing was time spent in ER waiting with no knowledge of when I would be seen. No updates offered. No compassion from registration staff. I recognize they were busy, but that part was definitely not healthcare to the Higher power

KC Hinze

Explained things to me clearly and learned more than before about issues I was having or have had

Thomas May

It was great speedy service

Lori Aufdenberg

Great experience all the way around, even though I broke my leg!

Jessica Vickery

Great care! Was there on July 4th with a broken ankle. My nurse was amazing and everyone else I came in contact with! They took great care of me!

The Gregory Four LLC

Kidney stone sent me to the ER and this hospital took great care of me, were efficient, and caring.

Robert Sutton

Seem to know exactly what he is talking about top notch . Very friendly fellow

Madison Turner

Another amazing visit with amazing staff. This is our 3rd time taking our baby here and each time they get us in and out and show empathy to our child. When the Poplar Bluff ER wouldn’t even examine her and thought we were crazy, we drove an hour and a half to this hospital for help. They treated us with compassion and made sure our baby was well taken care of. I will always make the trip if I can. Thank you guys for taking care of our baby. Dr. Hammon was outstanding.