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Mercy Emergency Department in Perryville serves you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patients in the Emergency Department are cared for by board-certified physicians, nurses, and technicians who specialize in emergency medicine.
All Emergency Department physicians are certified in advanced life support for trauma, cardiac, and pediatric care. All nurses are certified in advanced life support for cardiac and pediatric care and have Trauma Nurse Core Certification.
To expedite your care, the Mercy Emergency Department works closely with other departments throughout the hospital. We have immediate access to state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services as well as laboratory services.
We also work closely with the Ambulance Department, which has incorporated 12-lead EKG technology, providing needed information to assist with heart attack victims and enabling early detection of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). This means the Mercy Emergency Department can prepare the care plan for patients before they arrive.
Additionally, our Perryville Emergency Department has been awarded the Level III designation as a Time Critical Diagnosis and Treatment Center with the state of Missouri to expedite crucial, stroke-specific emergency care.
Level III centers provide access to the system and important patient care in non-metropolitan areas. The closest stroke-designated hospital is where a patient with symptoms needs to be to begin the halting of injury and healing process. The state’s designated centers are integrated into a large, specialized system with providers coordinating care using processes proven to save lives and function. This evidence-based process is proven to increase the positive outcomes for patients suffering from stroke.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including: