HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital proudly announce a partnership to bring nationally recognized pediatric care to serve Belleville, O’Fallon and the many communities throughout St. Clair County and beyond.
Beginning July 18, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Emergency Pediatric Care will be available 24/7 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital’s emergency department. In addition, pediatricians will also provide newborn nursery coverage in the Mother Child Center.
“I am thrilled to bring some of the best pediatric specialists in the St. Louis metro-area to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. It is stressful and scary when a child is ill or has an accident, so knowing SSM Health Cardinal Glennon’s high-level of care is available so close to home should put worried minds at ease,” says Peg Sebastian, president and chief executive officer of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
The specially trained and board certified physicians will be on-site every day, all day. Pediatric emergency physicians serve patients from infants to teens that may have an acute illness or injury needing immediate medical attention.
Special rooms in the emergency department are already equipped with child appropriate equipment since St. Elizabeth’s had already received Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) certification in 2014 and was recently re-certified in May 2016. This verifies pediatric protocols are already in place to provide seamless and immediate care from door to nursing staff to physician.
The planning for this partnership incorporates more than just the emergency room staff and the physicians. Teams from respiratory and radiology have also been working on the project to make sure all child-related care, equipment, and other processes are in place and ready for patients when they come to the hospital.
To learn more about St. Elizabeth’s partnership with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, visit steliz.org or cardinalglennon.com/closetohome.