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Colquitt Regional Celebrates National Hospital Week

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional celebrated National Hospital Week from May 13-17. To mark the occasion, Colquitt Regional Administration held various events throughout the week to help celebrate their employees. “National Hospital Week is all about celebrating our exceptional staff members,” said Colquitt Regional CEO and President Jim Matney. “The effort and dedication given by each and every person in our organization is extraordinary. Our successes wouldn’t be...



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Colquitt Regional Receives Tenth 'A' for Patient Safety

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Medical Center was awarded another ‘A’ from The Leapfrog Group for their spring 2019 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Colquitt Regional’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care. The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ or ‘F’...



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EMS Receives New Powered Cot System For Ambulance

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Emergency Medical Services department recently acquired a new powered loading system that will allow EMS workers to transfer patients with ease and speed. The loading system was purchased by the Colquitt County Board of Commissioners as part of a capital equipment contract with Colquitt Regional. The Stryker Power-LOAD, first obtained by Colquitt Regional in 2017, is a powered cot fastener system that features a battery-powered hydraulic system that...



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Sterling Physician Group Announces New Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Sterling Group Pulmonology recently announced a new service for patients with pulmonary conditions. Pulmonary rehabilitation is an exercise program that provides comprehensive care to COPD patients greater than 40 years of age. When referred to the program, patients will work with a team of healthcare professionals including a pulmonologist and a respiratory therapist. In addition to the physical component of the program, there are also education sessions that cover...



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Resident Spotlight: Madison Lamar

From a small age, Dr. Madison Lamar knew she wanted to practice medicine in a place near her hometown of Sale City, Georgia. Little did she know that she would end up only one county away during her residency. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Lamar attended medical school at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University. As Lamar began to consider where she was going to complete her residency, Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program...



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Colquitt Regional Home Care Services Moves to a New Location

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Home Care Services recently cut the ribbon on a new and improved location that will provide more space and resources to accommodate the growth they have experienced in patient volume. Colquitt Regional Home Care Services, previously located at 2516 Fifth Avenue SE, is now located at 415 Rowland Drive, in the building that was formerly Suzanne’s Quilt Shop. The facility is newly renovated and allows all of the home health, hospice, and private...



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Colquitt Regional Certified as Comprehensive Center for Bariatric Surgery

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the South Georgia area. Colquitt Regional announced its bariatric surgical center has been accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program...



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Resident Spotlight: Robert Mobley Jeter

Dr. Robert Mobley Jeter knew he wanted to work at Georgia South as soon as he arrived for his interview. Originally from Byromville, Georgia, Jeter wanted to practice somewhere similar to the place he calls home. Jeter first considered Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program when it was recommended by a local physician. “Moultrie offers an ideal mix of comfort and southern hospitality, but it boasts access to the resources normally confined to larger healthcare systems,”...



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Diabetes - Know Your Numbers

Diabetes – Know Your Numbers By: Dr. Catie Duskin Diabetes is a common disease where it is important for you to “know your numbers.” Most of us are familiar with the disease called Diabetes Mellitus. We may know of a loved one dealing with the disease or may be dealing with it, ourselves. Diabetes affects our ability to control our blood sugar and can affect every organ system, especially our heart, kidneys, and nerves. If you suffer from diabetes or are at risk of...



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Georgia South is Making Exceptional Changes

Georgia South Family Medicine Residency is proud to announce a shuffling of the line up. We at Georgia South had the great pleasure to work with Cathy Beasley until her retirement in February. Mandy Clements has moved into the role of Graduate Medical Education Quality and Compliance Administrator, and will be assisting the program in maintaining its accreditation. Mandy has been instrumental in guiding Georgia South clinic to its new location, and in the incredible growth and...



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Athletic Concussion: What Cost the Win?

Athletic Concussion: What cost the win? Michael Magat, D. O. Family Medicine Residency Program, Colquitt Regional Medical Center Seventeen year old running back, Tony, goes down hard, helmet first into the ground, after a 25 yard run to the end zone. Dizzy and nauseated, he manages to collect himself giving high fives to teammates on his way back to the sideline. It is the start of his senior season and he is one of the top prospects in the state, so he tells...



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Colquitt Regional Awarded Recertification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission

Moultrie, GA –Colquitt Regional recently announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement for the second consecutive certification period. Certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care. Colquitt Regional underwent a rigorous onsite review...