For 10 years now, Black River Medical Center has taken a slow and steady approach to providing excellent healthcare services to the Poplar Bluff community.  Over the years, you have responded so positively to our mission of exceptional care, excellent service at a lower cost. Whether it is new services or improvements to our existing services, we continue to focus on you as we offer quality service and excellent physicians with a proven track record.

On Friday, March 25th, 2016, we cut the ribbon on an expansion that includes 8 patient beds and a 5 bed emergency department.  This $3 million enhancement to our facility also includes a much larger registration and waiting area. An expanded facility gives us the opportunity to offer quality healthcare on a larger scale.


Black River Medical Center is a community-owned 8-bed not-for-profit hospital focused on providing the highest quality care to the Poplar Bluff community.  We are an affiliate of the Saint Francis Healthcare System.


Black River Medical Center’s leading-edge diagnostic imaging department offers the most advanced technology available in the region. Offering CT Scans, Mammography, MRI, Ultrasound, X-ray and Nuclear Medicine, we utilize state of the art diagnostic equipment operated by licensed technologists resulting in high quality images.  We are staffed with on site radiologists, ensuring the most accurate diagnoses and prompt attention for patients and referring physicians.


We are Southeast Missouri’s only accredited ambulatory surgery department offering expansive surgical specialties, the latest technology, four operating rooms, three endoscopy suites, excellent care practices, and highly skilled surgeons and staff. Our services are ideal for individuals in need of a procedure that does not require hospitalization, who want the highest-quality care at an affordable cost. On follow-up surveys, we consistently receive 99 percent satisfaction from our surgery patients.


Black River Medical Center has an Emergency Department that will treat those that need immediate medical attention. The scope of the emergency services are similar to larger emergency rooms, we are fully capable of handling emergencies. If a patient comes to our Emergency Department and it is determined that their condition is beyond the scope of care of Black River Medical Center, we will stabilize them, then transfer to a higher-level-of-care facility. The Black River Medical Center’s Emergency Department is fully-staffed and open 24 hours every day. We serve men, women, children and infants with emergency needs.