Top-Flight Healthcare in Burke County
Burke County is a great place to raise happy and healthy families. Whether you’re in need of preventive care or emergency treatment, Burke County has you covered.
With numerous medical practices and Burke Medical Center within the county limits and specialists less than 30 minutes away in Georgia’s medical hub of Augusta, top-flight healthcare is always close to home.
Burke Medical Center
Burke Medical Center (BMC) has been a driving force for local medical care since 1951. Today, BMC is a modern, acute care hospital offering comprehensive services that range from surgery to emergency. The medical center is one of the county’s largest employers with more than 150 full-time, part-time and PRN employees.
The 40-bed facility in downtown Waynesboro also offers a spectrum of specialty care including physical, occupational, speech, respiratory, and wound therapies, along with radiology, laboratory services, gastroenterology, orthopedics, cardiology and general surgery.
Burke Medical Rural Health Clinic, also in Waynesboro, seeks to meet the preventive health needs of the county’s residents. The physicians, physician’s assistants, and nurse practitioners at this facility operate a general family practice, pediatric services and a weekend clinic.
Georgia’s Medical Hub
Less than 30 minutes from Waynesboro, Augusta is the state’s medical hub. Home to four hospitals and Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia, the nearby city offers specialized therapies, a children’s hospital, and a Level I trauma center.
Burke County Emergency Management Agency has 12 stations across the county that serve the area’s residents. Each station has cross-trained employees. Employees are either a firefighter/paramedic or a firefighter/emergency medical technician. The cross-training allows each station to cover both fire services and emergency medical services in their territory.
Dedicated to the protection of life and property, Burke County Emergency Management Agency provides emergency medical services, fire/rescue, 911, and emergency management services to Burke County.
In the unlikely event of a disaster, Burke County operates an Emergency Management Agency (EMA) with 120 firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and even a dive team, always ready to provide skilled, caring assistance to the people of our community.