Emergency Room

We deliver compassionate care any time, every time. 24 hour Emergency Room Service.


Find out everything you need to know about your upcoming visit. Get the checklist and be prepared.


Billing and Insurance info as well as our convenient online bill pay.  Take care of your bill today.

You Demanded Quality.
We Delivered!

We offer you quality healthcare and excellent service, at a lower cost. Our commitment to this goal is guided by integrity, service, excellence, collaboration, and leadership.

Quality Healthcare
at the Coppertop.

Emergency Services

Rated among the state leaders in patient satisfaction, we deliver high-quality emergency services to adults and children twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Surgical Services

We offer expansive surgical specialties, the latest technology, four operating rooms, three endoscopy suites, excellent care practices, and highly skilled surgeons and staff.

Diagnostic Imaging

Our advanced diagnostic imaging department offers leading technology with exceptional care, personal attention, and fast reliable results.

Qualified Doctors

We pride ourselves on having Poplar Bluff’s best physicians on staff. Check out our comprehensive list and find one that best suits you.

Intention Into Action:
Ending an Epidemic

Medical Records

Do you need a copy of your medical records?  Find out what you need to do in advance.


Are you looking for a career change?  We are always looking for quality people.

Find a Doctor

We pride ourselves on having Poplar Bluff’s best doctors. Find one that best suits you.

Online Bill Pay

Do you need to pay your bill?  Make a secure payment on our online payment portal.


Wondering if your insurance is accepted?  Here is our list of accepted providers.


Get maps and directions to Black River Medical Center.

Community Partners

A Community Owned Hospital dedicated to quality service and lower costs!


Christy Shawan

Christy Shawan

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Chris Pinderski

Dr. Chris Pinderski

Medical Director

Christie DeArman

Christie DeArman

Interim Director of Nursing

We are always looking
for good people.


They were very kind, considerate and helpful before and after my surgery. Made you feel like you were a real human and not just another someone to keep them busy during their shift!!

Becky Dunlap Cate

I received wonderful care at BRMC ER. The receptionists,doctor, nurse and other staff were very good to me and diagnosed the problem. I appreciate them.


The care we got was Amazing!!!!! Dr. Lamb was truly amazing with my 6 year old for putting stitches in her eye brow!!!! The rest of the staff as well was great!!!! Thank you everyone!!!!!


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Need a personal
health plan?

Our Outpatient Dietitian is an expert in diet and nutrition, including weight loss and diabetes!



At Black River Medical Center, we are focused on you. Many of our physicians, nurses, technicians and staff were raised in Poplar Bluff and the surrounding area. They are trusted friends and neighbors who have chosen to stay in Poplar Bluff because it is home. We want you to be happy with your experience. Our objective is to improve the quality of healthcare in Poplar Bluff while keeping it affordable and accessible to all consumers. Our dedication to meeting the changing needs of our community has created remarkable growth and expansion and resulted in the community’s newest healthcare provider. With our new facility and our partnership with Saint Francis Medical Center, Black River Medical Center is ideally poised to provide a comprehensive range of services to the people of southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas.

Black River Medical Center