OSF Saint Anthony's Health Center

Alton, Illinois

OSF Saint Anthony's Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics

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.

Pediatric Emergency Care Standards

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.