Specialists in the Department of Emergency Medicine at all three Mayo Clinic locations treat life-threatening illnesses. Teams of board-certified physicians, registered nurses, advanced midlevel providers and other specially trained staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to treat anyone seeking emergency medical care. Each year, Mayo emergency care physicians see more than 130,000 patients in the emergency care setting.
Mayo Clinic Hospitals in both Florida and in Minnesota are certified as Comprehensive Stroke Centers and Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The physicians and nurses who work in the emergency department at each site are vital members of the stroke care teams.
In Arizona, Department of Emergency Medicine physicians provide care for patients at Mayo Clinic Hospital, a 268-bed hospital on the Mayo Clinic campus in northeast Phoenix. The Arizona emergency medicine team includes 18 board-certified physicians, over 70 registered nurses, and numerous other clinical support staff.
In Florida, the Department of Emergency Medicine provides care for patients at Mayo Clinic Hospital, a 305-bed hospital on the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville. The Florida emergency medicine team includes 19 board-certified physicians, 49 registered nurses and numerous other clinical support staff.
The most common complaints and diagnoses include chest pain, respiratory distress, occupational injuries, sprains and fractures, drug overdoses, abdominal pain, injuries from motor-vehicle accidents, seizure disorders, cardiac dysrhythmias, lacerations, ocular injuries and sepsis.
Mayo Clinic Hospital on the Florida campus is a Chest Pain Center, designated by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
In Minnesota, 54 physicians provide care through the Department of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, which has Trauma Level I accreditation, the highest level of emergency care possible. The department operates a 51-bed facility.
The vast majority of patients come from Olmsted County and the six adjacent counties in southeastern Minnesota. On average, 20 percent of emergency department patients are children. A high number of emergency department patients have acute or critical emergency needs.