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High-quality and easily accessible healthcare is easy to come by in Farmington, a major benefit residents of the area take great pleasure in. Dedicated to providing only the best in medical care for residents of Farmington and its surrounding area are three hospitals, a freestanding outpatient surgery center and a mental health center. Rounding out the area’s exceptional medical community are several clinics, private practices and ambulatory services provided by the St. Francois County Ambulance District.

Mineral Area Regional Medical Center (MARMC)
1212 Weber Road • Farmington, MO
(573) 756-4581 • www.marmc.net

Established in 1952, Mineral Area Regional Medical Center (MARMC) is hailed as an excellent source of healthcare in the Farmington area. Currently equipped with 135 beds and a multitude of knowledgeable physicians, MARMC provides an array of medical services, including cardiac care, cardiopulmonary/respiratory, laboratory, labor/delivery/nursery, emergency services, GI/endoscopy, home health, imaging, rehabilitation, women’s services, surgery and the Sleep Center. Community education is also a feature at MARMC.

The hospital’s emergency room was recently expanded, affording a modern 12,500-square-foot facility boasting a Level III Trauma Center designation. The ER is stocked with the latest technology and services, including a dedicated radiology room and CT scanner. The Emergency Department wait times are some of the lowest in the region and nearly half of the national average. MARMC continues to supply area residents with high-caliber care. In 2006 alone, 21,313 patients visited the Emergency Room, 2,932 were admitted as inpatients, 87,078 were admitted as outpatients, and nearly 4,000 surgical cases were performed.

In addition, the medical center has more than 120 primary care and specialty physicians on staff, providing a wide range of medical and surgical specialties. MARMC has outreach facilities in Bonne Terre, Park Hills, Pilot Knob and Farmington to meet the healthcare needs of the whole community.

Parkland Health Center-Farmington
1101 West Liberty Street • Farmington, MO
(573) 756-6451
www.parklandhealthcenter.org

Parkland Health Center was established with the 1991 merger between two former independent community hospitals: Farmington Community Hospital and Bonne Terre Hospital. Parkland Health Center is part of BJC HealthCare which also includes St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the teaching hospitals for Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri Baptist Medical Center and other top area hospitals.

Parkland Health Center in Farmington offers primary care, full inpatient and outpatient services and 24-hour emergency services, as well as specialized care in obstetrics, pediatrics, laboratory and radiology, cardiopulmonary care, inpatient and outpatient surgery, and physical therapy. The Farmington location is a 130-bed, full-service medical facility located just off Highway 67. Parkland’s radiology department offers diagnostic radiology, ultrasound, mammography, nuclear medicine, CT scan, PET scan, special procedures and echocardiography. The OB department offers comfortable private and semi-private rooms, with plenty of room for family visits. The Wound Care Center features one of the only hyperbaric chambers in the area, and is a vital part of treating wounds that are difficult to heal.

Health and wellness education and support are an important part of Parkland’s mission. Seeds of Wisdom, Parkland’s annual women’s health conference, offers health and wellness education, and is attended by more than 300 women each year. Classes and conferences on women’s health, chronic disease management, active living and peer-to-peer discussion groups, and other topics are held throughout the year. Parkland offers support groups to help you live better, including a diabetic support group that meets each month, and regular grief support groups.

Jefferson Memorial Hospital
Highway 61-67 at Interstate 5 • Crystal City, MO
(636) 933-1000 • www.jeffersonmemorial.org

Fostering wellness in the area since 1957, patients can find an array of medical services through Jefferson Memorial Hospital in nearby Crystal City. The Cancer Center, Deles Heart and Vascular Center, Image Center, Rehabilitation Center, Wound Care Center and a fully-staffed emergency room are coupled with behavioral health, laboratory, maternity, medical imaging, occupational medicine, surgery and women’s services.

Surgery Center of Farmington
400 Parkland Drive • Farmington, MO
(573) 756-8000 • www.thesurgerycenteroffarmington.com

The Surgery Center of Farmington, established in 1999, is an outpatient facility where more than 4,000 outpatient surgeries are performed each year. Licensed by the state of Missouri Department of Health and certified by Medicare, the practice specializes in eye surgery, general surgery, gynecology, orthopedic procedures, urologic surgery, podiatric surgery, ear/nose/throat surgery and pain management.

Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center (SEMMHC)
1010 West Columbia • Farmington, MO
(573) 218-6792 • www.dmh.missouri.gov/southeast

Owned by the State of Missouri and operated by the Department of Mental Health, the Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center (SEMMHC) is comprised of a professional staff of psychiatrists, physicians, psychologists, professional counselors, clinical social workers, therapeutic recreational specialists and program supervisors – among other members. The facility is equipped with 54 beds for short-term care (an average of five to seven days), 98 beds for long-term care and 20 beds for developmental disabilities/mental illness services.

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