Services

Burke Medical Center offers a variety of services to support the healthcare needs of our community. We believe our excellent patient care and superior bedside manner help make your stay at Burke Medical Center as pleasant as possible.

Emergency

Emergency Department

The hospital emergency department is open and staffed by physicians 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.

Burke Medical Center has a cardiac room, trauma rooms, exam rooms, an outpatient therapy room and a decontamination room to handle biohazard and chemical exposures.

Anesthesia

Anesthesia

Anesthesia services are provided in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Respiratory

Respiratory

Our respiratory department offers a wide array of testing including holter monitoring, EKG, pulmonary function testing, sleep studies, and smoking cessation classes.

Outpatient appointment hours are Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Laboratory

Laboratory

Our lab offers a wide panel of testing in a modern equipment setting.

Outpatient appointment hours are Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For upcoming blood donation dates, please visit http://www.shepeardblood.org/Calendar

Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional Counseling

Diabetic classes are offered free of charge on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:00pm in our Classroom. Call our Registered Dietician for more information at: (706) 554-3898 or (706) 994-1905.

Family and caregivers are also welcome to attend.

Nutritional counseling is also available by appointment. You must be referred by your family physician.

Surgery

Surgery

Burke Medical Center offers a variety of inpatient and outpatient procedures. We specialize in:

GYN procedures including but not limited to:

  • – D&C dilation and curettage
  • – Tubal ligation

Our facility offers outpatient endoscopy procedures including:

  • – Colonoscopy
  • – EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • – Sigmoidoscopy
  • – PEG tube placement
  • – Gastroenterology studies

Orthopedic services

Out Patient Clinics

Outpatient Clinics

We offer specialized services in our outpatient clinics. Outpatient appointment hours are Monday & Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Appointment times vary. Please contact the hospital at (706) 437-2690 for clinic times and hours:

  • – Gastroenterology studies
  • – Orthopedic surgery

We also provide a variety of independently scheduled clinics including: cardiology, urology, pain management, podiatry, pulmonology (sleep studies), and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

  • – Cardiology: (706) 724-8611
  • – Urology: (706) 733-9461
  • – Pain Management: (706) 396-7671
  • – Podiatry: (706) 554-2877
  • – Pulmonology (Sleep Studies): (706) 863-7710 (Please call your physician for a referral.)
  • – Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI):  (706) 437-2673 (Please call your physician for a referral.)

Radiology

Radiology

We are pleased to provide to our patients leading diagnostic imaging technology. The radiology department features:

  • – General diagnostic X-ray
  • – Digital mammography
  • – Bone density testing
  • – Computerized Tomography (CT) scans
  • – Ultrasound
  • – Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Extended hours – We provide mammograms, echocardiograms and doppler studies, Thursdays until 6:00 p.m.

Outpatient appointment hours are Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Social Services

Social Services

Social Services assistance is provided to patients to assist with general health and well-being. Services provided include community and health equipment needs referrals.

Appointment hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wound Care

Enterostomal (wound care) Therapy

Here, we provide inpatient as well as outpatient treatment for non-healing wounds. Additionally, we offer assessment and education regarding fecal and urinary diversions.

Outpatient appointment hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

At Burke Medical Center, we also provide services that focus on overall mobility and ambulation. Helping patients improve in these areas usually includes treatment to increase endurance, lower body strength, range of motion and balance as well as a decrease in pain.

Outpatient appointment hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

This service emphasizes a patient’s ability to function in the areas of self-care, leisure and work. Typically, treatment plans will address upper body strength, range of motion, coordination, endurance, environmental modification and caregiver education.

Outpatient appointment hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Speech Pathology

Speech and Language Pathology

We offer speech and language pathology as well, which addresses any problem in the area of swallowing and communication. The speech and language pathologist focuses on deficit evaluation, including swallow studies, oral motor exercises and cognitive interventions.

Swing Bed

Swing Bed

After discharge, some patients may require more therapy before going home. The Swing Bed program offers 24-hour nursing care, physical therapy/occupational therapy/speech services, continued IV, antibiotics and respiratory care.

Pharmacy

Pharmacy

The pharmacy provides medications for inpatients, outpatients and emergency room patients during their time with us. You can help the pharmacy staff by providing a list of your current medications and any drug or food allergies you may have.