We provide safe, effective, evidence-based patient care through outstanding medical education and training, and by contributing to medical knowledge through research and scholarly activities.
Emergency Medicine is the specialty focusing on the evaluation, treatment and stabilization of life, limb and organ threatening conditions. Emergency Physicians treat all patients regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic group. In addition they frequently care for patients with less urgent conditions when the patient might not have access to a primary care provider or other healthcare services.
Emergency Medicine is the “safety net” of the healthcare systems being available to everyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
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“A hidden treasure.” That’s how people who are not familiar with our medical community and department frequently describe us once they discover us. Being half-way between Chicago and St. Louis we understand the “hidden” part of that perception. I encourage you to explore our website and discover what we feel are the “treasures” of our department, specifically our educational mission to train students and residents to provide excellent emergency health care for our patients, our experienced and enthusiastic faculty, and our state-of-the-art clinical facilities and educational resources.
I believe that once you have looked at what our medical community and department have to offer, you too will feel like you’ve found something special.Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine|
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Our department’s greatest treasure is our faculty. 53 of our faculty are also actively practicing emergency medicine. This is a diverse, energetic group who are exceptional clinicians and dedicated, enthusiastic educators.
Eight of our faculty have been practicing and teaching emergency medicine for more than 20 years.
- Three double-boarded faculty
- One simulation trained core faculty
- Two faculty who are Register Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Our faculty also includes:
- The area Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Director
- The Director of Flight Life helicopter program