Health Care in Clayton

Health Care in Clayton NC

Need an MRI, stitches or cataract surgery? You can now get a diagnostic test, emergency care and same-day surgery all in one convenient location: on the beautiful campus of Johnston Medical Center-Clayton. You’re busy enough with everyday life. Isn’t it nice to know that many of the health care services you need are now within minutes of where you live?

Emergency Care
The Emergency Department is open around the clock and staffed with board certified emergency physicians. If you need care beyond what our staff can pro-vide, we will transport you to our newly renovated hospital in Smithfield. The de-partment has two triage rooms where nurses assess patients’ conditions.

Ten private treatment rooms are equipped to handle general emergencies, and four observation rooms will accommodate patients who need extended stays.

Outpatient Surgery
The surgical services include general surgery, ophthalmology, gynecology, orthopedics and otolaryngology. Equipped with the latest technology, the Ambulatory Care and Surgery Unit has two operating rooms and 14 staging and recovery rooms. Patients recover from sedation in a post-anesthesia care unit designed for comfort and privacy.

Diagnostic Tests
The diagnostic imaging services include CT scans, digital mammography, X-rays, ultrasound and a wide-bore MRI to accommodate patients who may have a fear of confined spaces. They have included a separate, private area for women who are waiting for mammograms and ultrasounds.

Laboratory Services
The clinical laboratory will have a blood bank and offer services such as phlebotomy, hematology, blood and urine analysis and testing for strep throat. The staff will process orders from referring physicians and other departments within the medical center.

Easy Access
Johnston Medical Center-Clayton is easy to find on N.C. 42 West, between the intersection of Amelia Church Road and the U.S. 70 Bypass of Clayton. Parking is plentiful, and a large metal canopy at the medical center’s entrance will shelter patients and visitors as they arrive. On the same site, a three-story office building for doctors and specialists is now open.

On Jan. 14, 2015, Johnston Health proudly launched their beautiful three-story, full-service hospital. You will find fifty inpatient rooms, as well as a women’s center with labor and delivery rooms, a nursery, and a C-section room.

In addition, there is a 24-hour emergency department, which has been accredited as a chest pain center, and a fully equipped imaging center. To top it all off, this new hospital, with its new services and new levels of care, is brought to you with the strength and depth of our recent partnership with UNC Health Care.

In 2009, JMC-Smithfield was expanded and renovated with the completion of a $62 million, five-story patient tower that includes 101 patient suites, a larger cafeteria, modern operating rooms and a new intensive care unit.

JMC-Smithfield is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. With more than 200 physicians on staff, the hospital provides such medical specialties as internal

medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, mammography, cardiology, urology, physical therapy, nuclear medicine, pediatrics, pulmonology, orthopedics, radiology, psychiatry, endoscopy, obstetrics and gynecology. Its 24-hour emergency department has physician coverage at all times.

  • 101 private suites with futon for overnight guests
  • Modern intensive care unit (ICU); state-of-the-art operating rooms
  • Advanced technology, including 64-slice CT scanner, digital mammography
  • Comfortable front lobby, charming gift shop, lovely chapel, colorful food court

The hospital is in partnership with Duke University Health Systems in operating the Summit Surgical Center and Summit Rehab Center in Clayton. It also sponsors a variety of activities that promote community education and well-being for all ages. Other agencies under the JMH umbrella include the Johnston Family Care Centers in Kenly and McGee’s Crossroads and a QuikMed Urgent Care Center in Garner. For more information about the hospital, call (919) 934-8171.

Clayton also is home to a satellite medical office of WakeMed (a major Raleigh hospital) and a number of family and specialty physicians, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, urgent care, physical therapists and assisted-living centers.

Johnston County offers many health care options, while the Triangle area is home to several large medical centers that provide extensive primary and specialty health care, including Duke University, WakeMed, Rex Healthcare and UNC Chapel Hill hospitals.