|Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center|
|Saint Mary Campus
2233 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622
|Saint Elizabeth Campus
1431 North Claremont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center’s Emergency Department (E.R.) combines patient comfort and privacy with the latest technology—expanding our capabilities to provide the highest level of quality care. State-of-the-art imaging technology gives doctors an extraordinary view inside the body, allowing for quicker, more precise diagnosis. These advances result in more convenience for patients as well as enhanced efficiency and accuracy. When minutes count, you'll also be glad to know that we're Chest Pain Accredited and Stroke Accredited.
The new E.R. is located on the Saint Mary Campus at 2233 West Division Street (Division and Leavitt) in Chicago.
Our E.R. Staff
Highly experienced emergency care staff are available around the clock—from board-certified emergency physicians to nurses specially trained in emergency care. The E.R. staff mission is to provide emergency care that is prompt, compassionate, effective and complete.
- A revolutionary 64-slice CT scanner, which takes less than ten seconds to scan the whole body, is dedicated to E.R. patients.
- Digital radiology uses digital sensors in place of traditional x-rays.
- With telemetry cardiac monitoring we can pinpoint any changes in heart rhythm—around-the-clock.
- Bedside registration technology allows patients to register while in the comfort of bed.
Key Benefits of the New E.R.
- Enhanced care for the community - one of the largest E.R.s in Chicago
- Advanced technology - faster, more accurate diagnoses
- Minimal waiting time - see a doctor within minutes of arrival
- Patient comfort and privacy - state-of-the-art environment with private treatment rooms
- Emergency Department Accredited for Pediatrics (EDAP), which means we're equipped to provide the highest level of care to our youngest patients.
Important Notice - For Your Information
Saint Elizabeth's Emergency Room is now a standby service with limited resources. For your safety and convenience, when you need emergency care, please use our new, full service E.R. at Saint Mary of Nazareth Hospital on Division and Leavitt Streets.
What is an Emergency?
Go to a hospital emergency department immediately if you or your loved one experiences any of the following:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure
- Sudden dizziness, weakness or change in vision
- Confusion or change in mental status
- Any sudden, severe pain
- Bleeding that won't stop
- Severe or persistent vomiting
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Suicidal or homicidal feelings
Review this list with your doctor. Ask whether there are other symptoms you should add to this list based on existing medical conditions. If you don't have a doctor, call our free physician referral service at 877-RES-INFO (877-737-4636).
For more information on how to handle a medical emergency, go to the American College of Emergency Physicians website.
Calling For Help
In any emergency, your first, most important action is to call 911.
The emergency operator will ask various questions such as, "Do you have a police, fire or medical emergency?" It is important to be clear and specific. For example, say, "My son has fallen off a ladder onto a concrete driveway and is unconscious." Don't say, "I need the paramedics.² Responders can then plan how they will handle the emergency as they drive to your location. Remember that the operator will be calm because it is their job to handle emergencies and they are specially trained to help you.
Be sure to give your exact address, your full name and telephone number. The operator may need to call you back for more information. Above all, don't hang up until the dispatcher has all of the needed information. They will give you appropriate first aid information and keep you on the line until responders arrive. Following these instructions will enable responders to help you more quickly and efficiently.