Guest Blog By: Vincent I.
For those doing a search on St Louis hospitals, area residents have more than two dozen from which to choose. High on the list of reputable medical facilities offering general medical and surgical services is Des Peres Hospital, located at 2345 Dougherty Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO. detailed information on this facility can be found on the Internet at http://www.despereshospital.com/.
Des Peres is a 143-bed community hospital providing acute care and specializing in a variety of areas, including:
• Ear, nose and throat
• Cardiology and heart surgeries
• Pulmonary care
• Emergency care
The latest available statistics reveal that approximately 12,200 patients were seen in the hospital's emergency room during the year. There were a total of 8,654 admissions and more than 9,000 surgeries performed, on both an in- and an out-patient basis. Des Peres has full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center and a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. It is also certified as a Primary Stroke Care Center (Joint Commission).
For patients wishing to obtain Emergency Room treatment at Des Peres for other than immediate life-threatening conditions, there is a program in place that allows them to skip the waiting room time usually associated with hospital ERs. Patients simply log in online and make an ER appointment, selecting a convenient time to see a practitioner. They are then able to wait comfortably at home until their appointed time.