St. Joseph Hospital Emergency Room - Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare

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Emergency Care

When Seconds Count, Count on St. Joseph Campus

The next time seconds count for you or your loved one, bring your emergency health care needs to the physicians and nurses of Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph Campus Emergency Department. You need expert emergency care that's reliable and convenient, and our team delivers.

With more than 80,000 visits a year, the St. Joseph Emergency Department doctors and staff are trained and prepared to address the most critical cases - especially those that arise during the "Golden Hour" - the first 60 minutes in which a medical emergency presents itself.

St. Joseph Campus offers:

  • Experienced emergency medical and clinical team
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Comprehensive diagnostics
  • Comprehensive medical services
  • Magnet™ redesignation for excellence in nursing services
  • HealthGrades® recognitions for excellence in general surgery and critical care medicine

The St. Joseph Emergency Department meets or exceeds national benchmarks for emergency department length of stay, timing for cardiac interventions and antibiotic administration for pneumonia patients.

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What can a primary care provider do?Primary care providers (PCPs) are the first line of defense for you and your family when it comes to health care. If you don't have one, learn all about what they do, the different types of PCPs to choose from, and how having a PCP can save you money vs. visiting the ED.

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Experienced Medical & Clinical Team

All of our Emergency Department doctors are board certified or specially trained in emergency medicine. Our emergency medicine nurses are advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) and pediatric advanced life support (PALS) certified. Many are also trauma certified (TNCC). Together with these doctors and nurses, our physician assistants and other clinicians have the skills, expertise and compassion to care for you when seconds count.

Accredited Chest Pain Center

St. Joseph is an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). We are committed to evaluating every patient who arrives with chest pain and beginning treatment within 90 minutes or less to reduce damage to the heart.

The SCPC seal of accreditation is an important distinction among Chest Pain Centers because it certifies that the center and its staff are totally prepared to care for patients with heart attack symptoms. Successful treatment of heart attacks is time dependent and must be initiated rapidly.

Clinical Decision Unit

Our six-bed Clinical Decision Unit meets the needs of patients who need additional evaluation, testing and treatment while our team determines whether they can safely return home or require inpatient admission for continued care.

Services at St. Joseph

  • Emergency Care


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