Admitting/Registration - 314.454.2779
- St. Louis Children's Hospital is a nationally-verified Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the only pediatric trauma center to earn this distinction in Missouri and Illinois.
- The Dana Brown Emergency Room at St. Louis Children's Hospital stands apart from most emergency care because it is dedicated to treating the special needs of children with illnesses and injuries.
- As a leader in ouchless pain management and sedation, every effort is taken to make children as comfortable as possible while being treated.
- Parents are encouraged to help relieve a child's anxiety by staying with the child and taking an active role in their child's care whenever possible.
- Our team includes board-certified physicians specialized in pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses, therapists and specialists.
|Ouchless Emergency Care|
We care for all injuries, illnesses and emergent medical needs, from fevers and fractures to trauma brain and spinal injuries.
Each child who comes to the emergency room is assessed and treated based on their individual needs. Patients may receive care from a variety of medical professionals -- such as surgeons, radiologists, psychologists and social workers -- who work as a team to deliver the best possible care.
The emergency room faces Kingshighway at the corner of Children's Place, and provides patients with easy access and streamlined care in a state-of-the-art facility. It features 30 treatment rooms and four specialty treatment rooms for traumas.
The unit is 17,522 square feet and is equipped with private treatment rooms. Room are equipped with child-sized medical equipment and DVD players to help calm your child. The main waiting area features a jungle theme and includes a train engine, salt-water aquarium and scenes depicting grasslands, coral reefs, mountainous terrain and rainforests.
In many cases, transporting patients to the emergency room is handled by the St. Louis Children's Hospital Critical Care Transport Team. The transport team can travel by mobile intensive care unit (MICU), helicopter or fixed-wing plane or jet -- depending on the distance and patient condition. The transport team operates four Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICUs), which allow medical personnel to provide intensive care for patients while in transit to the hospital.
The Emergency team strives to be a premier center in pediatric emergency medicine for the prevention and treatment of acute illness and injury in children through:
- Provision of timely, courteous, and expert family-centered emergency care
- Education which expands, discovers, and transmits knowledge relevant to the prevention and treatment of acute illness and injury
- Development of strong, clinically relevant research which improves the health of children
- Advocacy for the health of children in the communities served