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Emergency Care

When emergencies happen, HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital is here and ready for you.

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Here with you when it matters most

Life can change in an instant. That’s why our board-certified emergency physicians are always ready. With advanced treatments and world-class cardiologists, we’re prepared for the worst – so you can count on the best care when it matters most.

Our emergency department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by specially trained physicians and nurses, all of whom provide quality patient care for a wide range of concerns. We have access to a wide range of specialists either in-house or through advanced telemedicine to help diagnose and provide treatment for those requiring a higher level of care. 

With leading edge technology at our fingertips, we can process x-rays, CT scans and other diagnostic tests accurately and quickly, allowing faster diagnosis and treatment in a wide range of other areas, including:

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Shortness of breath
  • Motor vehicle and other accidents
  • Broken bones
  • Abdominal pain
  • Lacerations
  • Mental health issues
  • and more.

Being part of a system of nine high-quality institutions in central and southern Illinois, which includes two advanced regional hospitals for those with more specialized health issues, means you can trust that we are ready to provide you timely treatment with the utmost care. 

We continue our commitment to quality cardiac care by partnering with world-renowned cardiovascular specialists through the Prairie Heart Institute of Illinois. Prairie is a national leader in the innovation and development of new diagnostic and treatment procedures.

In any emergency, always call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.

Dial. Don't Drive. Call 911

To increase the safety and security of all of our patients, the updated Emergency Department also includes private patient triage and confidential registration functions that include the repositioning of the nurses’ station, allowing staff to have a line-of-sight to each patient treatment area.

Additionally, the Security office has been relocated to the entrance of the Emergency Department to help provide safety oversight for colleagues, physicians and patients. The new renovation also includes  the addition of new rooms designed to help keep behavioral health patients safe, fully equipped with special furnishings and equipment.