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Emergency Department | Emergency Department

Emergency Department (ED)

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center is an adult and pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center.  Our specially trained nurses care for the highest level of trauma patients. Our custom-designed Emergency Department allows us to treat more patients, as well as improve their security, safety and privacy. Here are just a few of the new features:

  • Cardiac Monitoring
    Every ED room is equipped to monitor cardiac conditions at all times. And each room is directly visible from the nurses' station.
  • Decontamination Room
    In the event of chemical spills or other disasters, this area provides six special showers to aid in quickly and safely removing contaminants from rescue workers, attending staff and patients.


Emergency Department | Emergency Department
Emergency Department Pod

  • Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department Rooms
    Our new Emergency Department features rooms designed exclusively for children, including a Children's Waiting Room funded by CEFCU. This allows our caregivers who specialize in pediatrics to treat children with improved privacy, security and safety…in a child-friendly atmosphere.
  • Keycard Security System
    Patient privacy and safety are always a top priority. To ensure the utmost security for our patients, we installed locks on all Emergency Department and family sleep rooms. Only authorized caregivers and family members you select can enter.


Emergency Department | Emergency Department
Emergency Department Waiting Area Mural

  • Private Ambulance Entrance
  • Specially Designed Pod System
    The ED is designed around three large "pod" areas that can be opened or closed according to patient demands. Each pod has its own dedicated team of physicians and staff, along with its own medication and supply areas.


Emergency Department | Emergency Department
Emergency Department Waiting Area Mural

  • Two Walk-In Emergency Entrances
    For enhanced privacy, security and safety, we created one for adults and one just for children.
  • 20 Surge Beds
    In the event of a major disaster that might affect dozens of people, each "pod" features specially designed panels located in the corridors that can provide oxygen and suction for injured patients. These panels allow us to transform ED hallways and accommodate 20 additional emergency beds.
  • 55 Exam Rooms
    In addition to private exam rooms, there are six crisis rooms (large enough to accommodate an entire family), two mental health rooms and two trauma rooms. These trauma rooms are used for injured patients, and can meet the needs for adults and children.