The Emergency Department of OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center is under the direction of Rodger Hanko, M.D., who is board certified in internal medicine and has over 20 years of critical care experience.
Dr. Hanko, a graduate of the University of Colorado, earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. Both his internship and residency were performed at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis.
He is a member of the National and Phi Beta Kappa Scholastic Honor Societies and has been recognized as an “American Top Physicians” by the Consumers’ Research Council.
Advanced Technology and Special Services
- Board certified emergency room physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and nurse assistants, trained in pediatric advanced life support and advanced cardiac life support.
- An affiliation with the MidAmerica Stroke Network offers enhanced stroke care.
- Teleneurology for individuals presenting with stroke symptoms includes immediate access to board certified, fellowship trained neurologists via telemedicine – day and night.
- Designated as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) by the State of Illinois, OSF Saint Anthony’s provides specialized emergency care for children – day or night.
- 16-bed remodeled emergency department with new telemetry monitoring, enhanced surroundings including flat screen televisions and a comfortable healing environment.
A Results Pending room to help improve patient flow and comfort level for patients waiting to be discharged.
Pediatric Emergency Care Standards
OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center provides the specialized emergency care that's required in caring for the unique needs of children, having received Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) status with Emergency Medical Services Region 4 in the state of Illinois through 2020.
By earning the EDAP designation, OSF Saint Anthony's has verified the capability of meeting key pediatric emergency care standards which include:
- RN’s and physicians certified in PALS (Pediatric Advance Life Support)
- Adequate staffing and provisions for pediatric consultation and backup to support pediatric emergency care services
- Availability of essential pediatric equipment, supplies and medication implementation of protocols for inter-facility transfers of critically ill and injured children to a specialized care center
- Met and passed all state qualifications determined by the Illinois Department of Health
Under the medical direction of Rodger Hanko, M.D., OSF Saint Anthony's Emergency Services has been an EDAP facility since 1999. For more information on OSF Saint Anthony’s Emergency Department, call (618) 474-6260, or visit our contact us page.