A medical emergency can be the most frightening crisis a person ever faces — but in the nine-county area served by Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross, you don’t have to face that crisis alone. The Emergency Department is ready to assist with state-of-the-art emergency medical care, seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
We treat about 50,000 patients a year in the Emergency Department for problems ranging from life-threatening heart attacks to broken bones. An experienced emergency physician, a fully trained support staff, a modern and sophisticated medical lab, imaging technology — all are standing by.
The Emergency Department - Why Are We Here?
The Emergency Department is a Joint Commission Level II emergency center. That means that the largest and oldest healthcare accrediting organization in the world, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, has found us qualified to handle all but the most extreme trauma situations. Those cases, such as extensive burns or multiple crushing traumas, are stabilized here and transferred to major urban centers for more highly specialized treatment. As our name says, we treat people who have medical emergencies. The treatment of routine illnesses and the diagnosis of problems behind troubling – but non-critical – symptoms are best left to your personal doctor.