ST. CHARLES, – Robert C. Corley, MD, has been named chief of emergency medicine and system medical officer for Schumacher Group at SSM St. Joseph Health Center. Corley previously was associate medical director of the department.
Dr. Corley received his medical degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, La., and completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals. He began working in the emergency department at SSM St. Joseph Health Center in 2004, and at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in Richmond Heights in 2007. He is on the advisory board of the St. Charles County Ambulance District.
Since it’s renovation in 2011, the ED at SSM St. Joseph Health Center is the largest in St. Charles County with nearly 24,000 square feet, including 24 private patient rooms. Last year, there were more than 39,000 emergency visits to the ED.
Additionally, SSM St. Joseph Health Center has the only State-Designated Level II Trauma Center in St. Charles County with four trauma bays, an in-department CT scanner and radiology suite. Corley oversees a staff of physicians employed by Schumacher Group who work as a team with the ED nurses and technicians to provide the best care possible.
About SSM St. Joseph Health Center:
Founded in 1885 and located in historic downtown St. Charles, Mo., SSM St. Joseph Health Center is a 356-bed acute care hospital that maintains a state-designated Level II Trauma Center, a nationally accredited Chest Pain Center and Primary Stroke Center and is a recipient of the Premier QUEST High Performing Hospital award. It is a member of SSM Health Care – St. Louis, a Missouri Quality Award winner. The facility offers a broad range of services and programs including SSM Cancer Care, the SSM Heart Institute, the Vascular Institute and SSM Center for Sleep Disorders. Along with SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, SSM St. Joseph Health Center is the largest health care provider serving St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties. For more information about SSM St. Joseph Health Center, visit www.ssmstjoseph.com.