Close to home care for children

24/7 pediatric coverage in Emergency Department and Nursery

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital proudly partner to bring nationally recognized pediatric care to serve Belleville, O’Fallon and the many communities throughout St. Clair County and beyond. Services start July 18, 2016.

St. Elizabeth’s Hospital offers specialized, emergency care through SSM Health Cardinal Glennon’s specially trained and board certified physicians 24/7 in our emergency department and newborn nursery. Pediatric emergency physicians serve patients from infants to teens that may have an acute illness or injury needing immediate medical attention.

Since many emergencies occur once your physician's office is closed, this service is available in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital's ER 24/7. It may be necessary at times to refer pediatric patients to Cardinal Glennon or Children’s for specialists services.

EDAP certification: 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.