On April 1, pediatricians with Washington University Physicians in Illinois and St. Louis Children’s Hospital began providing coverage in Memorial’s two Emergency Departments as well as in the newborn nursery. In addition, Washington University neonatologists provide care at the Family Care Birthing centers at Memorial Belleville and Memorial East.
Dr. Shawn O'Connor, a neonatologist with Washington University Physicians in Illinois, Inc., will serve as medical director of Memorial’s neonatology program. He has worked with hospitals in the area, including St. Louis Children's Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Dr. O’Connor received his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine and is board-certified in neonatal-perinatal medicine and in pediatrics.
Dr. Jane Alyce Hunt, a Washington University pediatric hospitalist at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, will serve as medical director of the pediatric hospitalist service at Memorial. She received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine and is board-certified in pediatrics.
“We are pleased to have our colleagues from Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital make access to world-class care more convenient for babies and children – and their families – in the Metro-East,” said Mark J. Turner, president of Memorial Regional Health Services.
About memorial regional health services
Memorial Regional Health Services (MRHS) is a non-profit organization which is part of BJC HealthCare. It is the parent organization of Memorial Hospital Belleville, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Care Center, Memorial Medical Group and Memorial Foundation. Mark J. Turner serves as president.
- Memorial Hospital Belleville is a 222-bed acute care MAGNET designated hospital offering emergency and critical care services as well as medical, surgical and obstetrics along with a full complement of diagnostic and treatment services. Also located on the Belleville campus, The Orthopedic and Neurosciences Center offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program that includes physical, occupational, speech and hand therapy.
- Memorial Hospital East is a 94-all private bed hospital located in Shiloh, Illinois. Memorial Hospital East offers a 24/7 emergency department, medical, surgical and diagnostic services including cardiac catheterization, imaging and laboratory. The Family Care Birthing Center features 16 spacious LDRP suites, two dedicated c-section rooms and neonatology coverage.
For more information or to refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).