Emergency Services

Emergency happiness: Our New E.R. is open!

It’s not easy to make people happy during a medical emergency. But our doctors and nurses find a way. In fact, our patient satisfaction scores rank our E.R. among the most highly rated in the nation.

Our E.R. is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians. Even better, you won’t wait long to see them: our door-to-doctor time averages less than 20 minutes. We’re the only E.R. in the area that can say that.

ER Check-in: Tell us you’re coming.

Have peace of mind knowing our ER team is preparing for your arrival with iTriage’s ER Check-in. You can download the iTriage app for free on your phone or click here to check-in now.

Expertise you can trust

For kids:
Our E.R. is an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP). This means we’re equipped to provide the highest level of care for kids of all ages.

For Seniors:
Offering comforts like thicker mattresses, large-button phones, magnifiers and a visit from a social worker for those over 60.

For chest pain and stroke:
Our E.R. is an accredited Chest Pain Center and Certified Primary Stroke Center, recognizing our expertise in diagnosing and treating heart attack and stroke symptoms.

Environment

We’re home to the newest E.R. on the lakefront. Take a look at our new E.R.

Our new E.R. features a soothing, specially engineered décor designed to keep the emergency department as quiet and comfortable as possible. We added a comfortable family lounge area with wireless capabilities, glass doors and blinds in each suite to honor your privacy and a fast-track observation area for patients who need to get in, get treated and get back home to their lives as quickly and comfortably as possible. Read the news release about our new E.R.

Skilled Specialists, Advanced Technology

Whether it's a minor injury or life-threatening emergency, Presence Saint Joseph Hospital consistently provides the highest level of care to those of all ages. Plus, we have advanced technology — including state-of-the-art imaging to quickly diagnose medical problems and provide the best- possible treatment. We have a wide range of specialists available around the clock — including cardiologists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, gastroenterologists and other specialists. In an emergency, our goal is to provide exceptional care to you and your family — so that you regain your health and can return home again.

* Disclaimer: On average, doctors see about 75 percent of patients in less than 20 minutes. Wait times vary based on patient condition.

Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm Saturday 8am to 12pm

Special Features

  • Presence Center for Advanced Care

    Learn about the Presence Center for Advanced Care opening Fall 2015.

  • Top cardiovascular hospital

    Recognized as a 2014 Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by Truven Health Analytics. Learn more.

  • Accreditation Earned

    Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics earns national accreditation from the ACS.

  • Academic Center of Excellence

    Named an Academic Center of Excellence by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Learn more.

  • We need your voice!

    Our legislators are tackling issues that impact on our ability to live our mission. Learn more »

For Your Good Health

  • Stories of Patient Care

    Find out what our patients are saying about us here at Saint Joseph Hospital.

Saint Joseph Hospital has gone social

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Emergency Services

We're expanding our Emergency Department!

In Fall 2012, we'll be unveiling a new Emergency Department for you and your family — with a wide range of features to meet your needs. Read more »

When minutes count, our board-certified team of emergency medicine doctors will see you within an average of 20 minutes of arrival. We deliver outstanding care when it's needed most.

You can count on Saint Joseph Hospital for exceptional cardiac care. We're an accredited chest pain center — meaning we provide a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with heart-attack symptoms. In addition, we're a certified primary stroke center. Our team of experts is ready to rapidly diagnose, treat, and in some cases, stop a stroke in progress, when patients arrive here soon after the onset of their symptoms.

Nationally Ranked Emergency Care

Patients can count on the best emergency care in the nation. Saint Joseph Hospital ranks among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for emergency care — earning HealthGrades' Emergency Medicine Excellence Award®. Our advanced technology and outstanding emergency medicine team are the reasons why we rank in the top 5 percent.

And, we're also designated as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP), which means we're equipped to provide the highest level of care to our youngest patients.

Skilled Specialists, Advanced Technology

Whether it's a minor injury or life-threatening emergency, Saint Joseph Hospital consistently provides the highest level of care to those of all ages. Plus, we have advanced technology — including state-of-the-art imaging to quickly diagnose medical problems and provide the best- possible treatment. We have a wide range of specialists available around the clock — including cardiologists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, gastroenterologists and other specialists. In an emergency, our goal is to provide exceptional care to you and your family — so that you regain your health and can return home again.

Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm Saturday 8am to 12pm

Special Features

  • Presence Center for Advanced Care

    Learn about the Presence Center for Advanced Care opening Fall 2015.

  • Top cardiovascular hospital

    Recognized as a 2014 Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by Truven Health Analytics. Learn more.

  • Accreditation Earned

    Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics earns national accreditation from the ACS.

  • Academic Center of Excellence

    Named an Academic Center of Excellence by the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Learn more.

  • We need your voice!

    Our legislators are tackling issues that impact on our ability to live our mission. Learn more »

For Your Good Health

  • Stories of Patient Care

    Find out what our patients are saying about us here at Saint Joseph Hospital.

Saint Joseph Hospital has gone social