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 the Metro-East region.

Through this valuable partnership, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon specially trained and board certified physicians are in our emergency department and newborn nursery 24/7. 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.

Emergency Department Approved For Pediatrics (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.