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Emergency services and features
The Emergency Department at St. Anthony's Medical Center features:
- 43 state-of-the-art treatment rooms
- five crisis rooms, equipped to treat the most critical patients
- separate entrances for ambulances and walk-in patients
- Fast Track for non-life threatening conditions
- a hazardous-materials decontamination facility
- a centralized computer system, giving personnel instant access to patient information for more efficient care
- a waiting area close to triage, allowing staff to update loved ones on patient conditions
- 24-hour security
- Pediatric Emergency Department
Level II Trauma Center
The Emergency Department at St. Anthony's Medical Center is a designated Level II Trauma Center — the only one in the South County area — and is staffed by highly skilled doctors, nurses and other professional staff uniquely trained in the care and treatment of all degrees of medical emergency.
A Level II designation means St. Anthony's:
- can receive patients by helicopter for treatment or stabilization.
- has the resources needed to manage
care of severely injured patients at all times.
- nurses in the Emergency Department, Operating Room and Intensive Care Unit receive additional training in the care of severely injured trauma patients.
- emergency physicians are immediately available and prepared to deal with trauma 24 hours a day. Trauma surgeons, neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons are on call and ready to respond when needed.
Chest Pain Center
St. Anthony’s Medical Center has earned the highest level of accreditation available as a Chest Pain Center with PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention).
Fast Track is a new way to treat patients with non-life threatening conditions in the Emergency Department.
It’s a physically unique space where emergency physicians and nurses use their skills and resources to help patients get quality care more quickly. In the past, if you came to the Emergency Department with, for example, ankle pain, your treatment might be delayed if a patient suffering a heart attack or car accident victims arrived at the same time. Now, when you come with a non-life threatening condition, you will be moved to a four-room suite in the Emergency Department where you will be seen by nurses and a physician assistant dedicated solely to Fast Track. You will have access to the same services and treatment as critically ill patients, like imaging and testing. You will just receive it faster!
For information, please call our Health Access Line at 314-ANTHONY (268-4669) or 800-554-9550 or visit find a physician online.
Working as trusted partners, the physicians and employees of St. Anthony's Health System will deliver care distinguished by its demonstrated quality and personalized service. We will be visibly engaged in improving the health and well being of the communities we serve in South County and beyond. We will stand together, proud to set the standard for independent community health systems.