Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Elizabeth's Taps Cardinal Glennon to Provide Pediatric Care

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

St. Elizabeth's Taps Cardinal Glennon to Provide Pediatric Care

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St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis have formed a new partnership focused on emergency pediatric care.

Starting July 18, Cardinal Glennon physicians will begin providing care to infants and teens who show up in St. Elizabeth's emergency room.

Cardinal Glennon physicians will be available 24 hours per day, seven days a week, according to a joint announcement from St. Elizabeth's and SSM.

"I am thrilled to bring some of the best pediatric specialists in the St. Louis metro area to St. Elizabeth's Hospital," Peg Sebastian, president and CEO of St. Elizabeth's, said in a statement.

The news comes after it was revealed last year that St. Elizabeth's had seemed to step away from providing dedicated inpatient pediatric services.

The issue was brought to light when the state began reviewing the hospital's application to move the hospital from downtown Belleville to nearby O'Fallon, Ill. …

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