OSF Saint Clare Medical Center

Emergency Care

When you need skilled medical care right away, there’s a dependable answer: Emergency services at OSF Saint Clare. No matter what happens, we are here and prepared for anything – 24/7.

Emergency department exterior | Osf Saint Clare MedicalCenter

Philosophy of care

The staff serving emergency services have a patient- and community-centered focus and commitment to delivering quality emergency medical care.

Who staffs the Emergency Department?

Emergency Physicians Staffing Solutions (EPSS) provides full-time emergency services for our patient families.

All physicians are or will be emergency medicine board-certified. Dr. Troy Cutler is the on-site medical director for emergency services.

What other professionals staff the Emergency Department?

In addition to the services provided by the physicians of EPSS, OSF Saint Clare emergency services includes 24-hour coverage by specialized nurses and other support personnel.

To maintain the highest standards in emergency care procedures, ongoing education and training is required. Staff members are certified in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, the neonatal resuscitation program, trauma nursing and emergency communications.

How are patients arriving by ambulance served?

Emergency care staff | OSF Saint Clare Medical CenterContinuity of care is vital when patients are transferred from the ambulance to the OSF Saint Clare Emergency Department.

That’s why we staff an emergency communication nurse to remain in contact with local ambulance services and provide instruction and optimal care prior to a patient’s arrival at OSF Saint Clare.

What kind of emergency facilities does the hospital have?

The emergency department has two trauma rooms, six treatment rooms, a separate entrance and treatment area for those patients requiring isolation or decontamination and a separate entrance for those patients arriving by ambulance.

What if I have additional questions or want to call about current wait times?

We welcome your calls at (815) 875-2811.

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