UnityPoint Health - St Lukes Emergency Department

Hours and Directions

For the safety of our team members, patients and guests, our ER entrance is locked 24/7. Please press the call button in the walk-entrance and a team member will assist you.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

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Emergency & Trauma

Emergency care just can't wait. That's why UnityPoint Health – St. Luke's Emergency Department practices proven patient-flow processes to help reduce wait times. This means our time is focused on seeing and treating you. At St. Luke's, our emergency department is staffed with specially trained nurses, nurse practitioners and emergency physicians at all times. We have advanced trauma technology to care for patients in any emergency situation. Cardiac monitors are located by all 21 patient beds for attentive care and observation. In addition, the technology in each of St. Luke's service departments is immediately available to patients.

The Francis Kline SAFE Room

Our ER features a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam (SAFE) room, a safe area for immediate and discreet sexual assault examinations. The Francis Kline SAFE Room, made possible through generous gifts from Mrs. Francis Kline and St. Luke's Partners, is the only room of its kind in the county. It's a place where assault victims can go for the most sensitive medical care and forensic examination, with compassionate care provided by St. Luke's specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners.

The John & Barb Olson Family Room

This special room serves as a sanctuary for families in moments of hardship and was created thanks to a generous gift from John & Barb Olson. The Olson's felt strongly about providing a private place for families to retreat in the ER. In this room families are given privacy to speak with a physician, discuss treatment plans or process the news of a patient's outcome. At St. Luke's, family and patient-centered care is provided so we can care for the needs of both the patient and the family.

Child-friendly Emergency Care

We know emergency departments can be a scary place for kids and parents. St. Luke's emergency department offers Siouxland's most child-friendly trauma department decorated with warm colors, activity areas and other soothing features. Our child friendly amenities include:

  • A pediatric emergency room sponsored by Children's Miracle Network, the Ronald McDonald House Charities and other anonymous donors. This room features a colorful mural, calming twinkle lights, a flat screen television and toys to set kids' minds at ease.
  • Pediatric-specific equipment designed especially for kids, including a GlideScope for intubation.
  • Pain-free topical anesthetic to numb an area, making the child's visit to the ER less stressful.

Trauma Services and Injury Prevention

Trauma is a leading cause of death and disability across all ages and it is preventable. Accidental injury is now the third leading cause of death for people age 1-44. Trauma is the leading cause of death in children and is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in elderly adults. At UnityPoint Health – St Luke's, it is our goal to promote evidence based programs to help reduce the number of severely injured Iowans. All of the programs listed below are free of charge or for a small fee.

ThinkFirst Iowa

ThinkFirst Siouxland is a free, school-based program offered by UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's to schools throughout Siouxland that provides age specific programs for kids, youth and teens to increase their awareness and knowledge about safety prevention.

Trauma Education

Stop the Bleed
The time between injury and emergency personnel arriving is critical. The number one cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding. This course teaches skills on how to turn from a bystander to a first responder. Through the course, you will learn three basic skills that could prove to be lifesaving. The only thing more tragic than a death, is a death that could have been prevented. Learn more about the course.
Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)

The ENA's Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is widely recognized as the premier course for hospitals and trauma centers worldwide, empowering nurses with the knowledge, critical thinking skills and hands-on training to provide expert care for trauma patients.

For dates and availability, please contact our Trauma Program and Injury Prevention Coordinator Amanda Monroe-Rubendall at amanda.monroe-rubendall@unitypoint.org.