Emergency Services

phone -- 573.760.8475
TDD -- 573.756.5817

Bonne Terre
phone -- 573.760.4675
TDD -- 573.358.1045

emergencyservicesKey physicians:
John Hunt, MD, medical director
Michael Clippard, MD
James Hawk, MD
Braxton Degarmo, MD

Providing diagnosis and treatment for:
Emergency situations for all age groups

And more ...

  • The new Emergency Department opened at the Farmington facility in August 2008, doubling its size; it is the first phase of a $30 million plan for the Hospital campus over the next several years
  • The new ED is twice the square footage and double the capacity of the previous one
  • The ED has two major trauma rooms and 14 additional treatment rooms; three rooms are for patients awaiting admission or transfer
  • A state-of-the-art electronic tracking board keeps staff updated
  • The new facility is designed for expediency with direct access from triage to the Emergency Department with a tube system for lab work
  • Parkland's combined Emergency Departments treat 30,000 patients a year
  • Both facilities are staffed 24/7 with trauma-trained physicians, nurses and technicians
  • Certified sexual assault nurse examiners are available at both EDs and emergency nurses are also trained in pediatric advanced life support and advanced cardiac life support
  • A heliport is at both facilities
  • Parkland's ED serves as a teaching facility for Mineral Area College's EMT, paramedic, nurse practitioner, LPN and RN students