Expert Emergency Care is Your Best Medicine
Every second counts in an emergency situation. At Progress West Hospital, our specialized emergency care physicians and pediatricians are ready to treat adults and children.
BJC HealthCare is committed to getting you and your family the care you need when you need it. That’s why we offer two emergency rooms in St. Charles County, at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospitals, both staffed by highly qualified specialists, trained to provide the best care as quickly as possible. Our physicians, nurses and staff specialize in emergency medicine, and are skilled in identifying urgent medical conditions that require immediate intervention.
If you or a loved one is suffering from any of these conditions or symptoms, call 911 immediately.
- Allergic reactions that cause breathing problems
- Bleeding that doesn't stop after 10 minutes of direct pressure
- Broken bones
- Earache with high fever
- Fever with confusion or extremely high fever, especially in infants and older adults
- Heart attack symptoms, including shortness of breath or chest discomfort
- Loss of consciousness
- Stroke symptoms, including dizziness, slurred speech or numbness in the face, arm or leg
- Severe pain
The Progress West Hospital emergency room includes a reception area designed with comfort in mind, both for patients and their families. With a helipad on site, you also have access to extended BJC HealthCare trauma services, allowing us to quickly and easily transfer stabilized trauma patients to Barnes-Jewish Hospital or St. Louis Children’s Hospital Level 1 trauma centers.
Progress West Hospital's emergency staff works closely with the EMS to ensure a safe arrival and transfer to our emergency room. We collaborate and communicate with EMS providers on consistent and standard protocols of treatment, from minor to major emergencies.
St. Louis Children’s Hospital Emergency Specialists
The emergency room at Progress West Hospital is staffed by St. Louis Children’s Hospital emergency physicians 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide your child with immediate pediatric expertise close to home — some of the highest rated care in the region.
Learn more about St. Louis Children’s Hospital at Progress West Hospital.
Emergency Heart Attack Care
When heart attack patients arrive at our emergency room, our staff at Progress West Hospital can play a lifesaving role in their treatment. Find out more about the heart attack care we provide.
Accredited Stroke Network
As part of an accredited stroke network, patients can be examined by stroke neurologists and cerebrovascular specialists from Washington University through the Telemedicine Robot. The Telemedicine Robot has enhanced audio and video capabilities that allow remotely located specialists to analyze subtle physical cues and test cognitive brain and behavioral functions of the patient. Learn more about our neurology and stroke care.
For fast but less acute medical attention, BJC O’Fallon Convenient Care offers same-day care for a variety of common illnesses and injuries in a convenient location off Highway K.
Gun Safety For Children
A basket of free, no-questions-asked gun locks are available to patients, families, team members and visitors in our emergency department. This is part of a system-wide program to reduce gunshot injuries in our community by making locks available in all BJC emergency rooms. Firearm injuries cause more deaths in people ages 1-24 than any other type of injury — including car accidents.