Located on the McLeod Regional Medical Center campus between the McLeod Pavilion Tower and McLeod Medical Park East, the McLeod Emergency Department supplies the essential facilities and equipment to care for emergency and trauma patients who seek life-saving treatment at McLeod. The Emergency Department, designed to serve nearly 110,000 patients a year, provides greater access to the very best emergency and trauma physicians and clinical teams this region has to offer.
McLeod Regional Medical Center Emergency Department
851 East Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506
Turn at the new Emergency and Trauma Center sign on Cheves Street where it intersects with Griffin Street.
While in the emergency waiting room, you may have noticed patients who arrived after you were brought back to a room before you. Please understand when this occurs, it is only because staff are trying to expedite everyone’s visit. Minor illnesses and injuries (like nausea, sprains/strains) may be treated in a separate area of the Emergency Department, which has its own dedicated staffing. At any time, the staff may be redirected to treat a patient with a life-threatening condition, which may increase your wait.
As a state-designated “Level II Trauma Center,” the McLeod Regional Emergency Department in Florence meets or exceeds requirements for staffing, specialist availability, response times, training and quality improvement. Our team includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, general surgeons, trauma surgeons, orthopedic trauma surgeons, pediatric intensivists for the McLeod Children’s Hospital, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, and plastic and reconstructive surgeons.
Candace Norton, a Patient Care Supervisor with McLeod Emergency Services at McLeod Regional Medical Center received the 2022 South Carolina Emergency Medical Services Nurse of the Year Award. The honor was conferred during an awards ceremony at the annual South Carolina EMS Symposium. The Emergency Nurse of the Year Award is given to the South Carolina nurse who has contributed most significantly to the EMS community. Nominated by EMS personnel, Norton was selected for the award based on her accomplishments to improve emergency services, her community involvement, her credentials and letters of recommendation.