With physicians highly trained in emergency medicine and nurses certified in advanced cardiac life support for adult and pediatric patients, we’re here for your peace of mind 24 hours a day, every day, to ensure you receive the care that’s called for.
The Emergency Department is staffed by fully trained professionals around-the-clock to serve you when you need medical help. We handle minor medical emergencies like a nagging cough, earache and sprained fingers and toes to bigger emergencies involving stitches and X-rays for broken bones to life-threatening injuries. Your Health. Our Calling.
To access the Emergency Department at St. Mary’s Medical Center, use the west entrance. There is a covered ambulance entrance and parking for emergency patients only.
Call 816-655-5450 if you have any questions about the Emergency Department at St. Mary’s.
About Our ER Wait Time
ER wait time is the average wait time for a patient to see a registered nurse during the triage (evaluation) process in our ER. After patients are triaged (evaluated), they are seen by qualified medical professionals in priority order, according to their medical condition and reason for visit. Times are approximate and provided for information purposes only.
GetCareNow – Reserve Your ER Arrival Time
For life-threatening emergencies call 9-1-1
Let us know you’re coming. Select your emergency room arrival time and wait at home until your time to be seen.
At St. Mary’s Medical Center, we strive to make it easier for you to handle life’s unexpected events. This service is just one more way that we are transforming the healthcare experience.
Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA)
At St. Mary’s Medical Center, seniors have earned a little extra consideration, and we are honored to care for the older adults of Blue Springs and Eastern Jackson County.
St. Mary’s Medical Center earned the Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation (GEDA) recognizing emergency departments that go above and beyond to provide excellent care for older adults. The GEDA program is the culmination of years of progress in emergency care of older adults. In 2014, four geriatric focused organizations developed and released geriatric ED guidelines. These guidelines recommended measures ranging from adding geriatric-friendly equipment to specialized staff to more routine screening for delirium, dementia, and fall risk, among other vulnerabilities.
The voluntary GEDA program provides specific criteria and goals for emergency clinicians and administrators to target. A Geriatric Accredited emergency department must incorporate selected best practices, as well as provide inter-disciplinary geriatric education, and have geriatric appropriate equipment and supplies available.
At the St. Mary’s Medical Center emergency department, we’ll see you quickly, and we take time to evaluate your condition and develop the best plan of care for you. With our geriatric trained Emergency Nurses, our collaborative ER team is trained to identify older adults that need extra support during and after their hospitalization.
In addition, we work closely with you to manage your long-term health and wellness. Our clinicians develop a discharge plan with you and your family to help you manage your future healthcare needs.
Our accredited senior Emergency Department features an atmosphere to enhance safety and comfort. During your stay, you can expect the following:
- More privacy
- Quiet area
- Warmer environment
- Larger, easy-to-read clocks
- Slip-resistant floors
- Handrails and grab bars
- Warmed blankets
- Better lighting
- Large-print magazines
- Extra seating for family
- Assistive devices for hearing and vision