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Colquitt Regional Sees Rise in COVID-19 Cases

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently confirmed an increase in positive COVID-19 test results. Most of these tests were conducted in an outpatient setting with patients not requiring medical treatment or hospitalization. In the past five days, the number of positive cases identified by Colquitt Regional rose by 87. Of the positive cases confirmed, a large portion can be traced back to a concentrated group of farm laborers. “From the very beginning, we analyzed...



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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Stephen Yarbrough

While completing his third-year medical school rotations in Moultrie, Dr. Stephen Yarbrough knew there was something special about Colquitt Regional and Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program. Yarbrough was looking for a place with a rural setting and a diversified learning experience and that is exactly what he found at Georgia South. “As a third and fourth year medical student rotating in Moultrie, I fell in love with the area and the people,” said Yarbrough. “Colquitt...



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Colquitt Regional Earns 12th 'A' Hospital Safety Score

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Medical Center was awarded its 12th consecutive ‘A’ when The Leapfrog Group announced the spring 2020 Hospital Safety Grades. Receiving an ‘A’ signifies that Colquitt Regional has achieved the highest national standards in patient safety. The Safety Grade assigns an ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, or ‘F’ grade to all general hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, injuries, accidents,...



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Colquitt Regional Updates Visitation Policy

Colquitt Regional recently announced several updates to its visitation policy. These updates come as the hospital continues to restore services that had been temporarily suspended in the wake of COVID-19. “As we reopen Colquitt Regional and the Sterling Physician Group clinics, we want to welcome back our families as part of the care team," said Colquitt Regional President & CEO Jim Matney. Colquitt Regional has implemented additional infection control measures that separate COVID-19...



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Colquitt Regional to Host Regional COVID-19 Testing Site

Colquitt Regional Medical Center announced Wednesday that it will be partnering with Augusta University and the Georgia National Guard to provide a new regional COVID-19 testing site that will be available beginning Friday, April 24. The site will be located in the Colquitt Regional visitor parking lot (lot closest to South Main St.). Those who are being tested should use the 31st Ave. entrance. "We are very appreciative of Gov. Kemp making these resources available," said...



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Colquitt Regional Rolls Out Plans for Re-Opening of Services

Colquitt Regional recently announced its preparations to begin offering services that had been temporarily suspended in the wake of COVID-19. These plans come in response to the April 20 announcement by Gov. Brian Kemp that outlined the re-opening of some businesses including elective procedures at medical facilities. “As many businesses begin to reopen throughout the state, the health and safety of our patients and staff continues to be our number one priority,” said Jim Matney,...



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Sterling Physician Group Launches Virtual Care Services

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Sterling Physician Group recently launched its virtual care service line to continue providing access to physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sterling Virtual Care is now being offered to patients as an alternative to visiting their doctor’s offices. Virtual care utilizes technology, such as smartphones, camera-enabled computers, or tablet devices, to facilitate communication between a physician and a patient in their home. Patients who choose to utilize this...



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New Urology Team Brings Latest Technology In Kidney Stone Treatment to Southwest Georgia

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently announced the addition of a new technology to its Urology service line that will be vital to patients who suffer from kidney stones. The Dornier Delta III Lithotripter has been instrumental in non-invasively relieving kidney stones in patients all over the world by utilizing Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL). The Delta III features a 120-degree therapy head that allows for increased range of access that makes it easier to target...



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Colquitt Regional Prepared Amid Coronavirus Concerns

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional is staying proactive amid concerns of a potential coronavirus outbreak in the United States. In the event that a case is identified in the area, Colquitt Regional has existing infection prevention protocols in place that will be followed, as those basic protocols remain the best defense to a potential outbreak. “We are ensuring that our employees are briefed on the coronavirus and that they know exactly what to look for and how to effectively treat...



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Colquitt Regional Cuts Ribbon on Hufstetler Heart Center

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently held a ribbon cutting for the new Hufstetler Heart Center. The Hufstetler Heart Center, formerly known as the Colquitt Regional Cardiology department, is located on the first floor of the hospital and is named after Steve and Teresa Hufstetler, who made a generous contribution through the Georgia HEART Tax Credit program. Georgia HEART is a program that allows taxpayers to redirect their state income tax dollars to rural hospitals throughout...



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Colquitt Regional Volunteers Donate Socks to Local Schools

MOULTRIE, Ga. – The Colquitt Regional Volunteer Auxiliary recently made a donation to two local elementary schools that will benefit children in need. The volunteers purchased 1,880 pairs of socks to distribute to children at Cox Elementary School and Stringfellow Elementary School. The intention behind this donation is to allow children to have “Happy Feet” during the cold, damp winter months. When Volunteer Auxiliary project chairman Carolyn Christie reached out to Cox and...



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Southwest Georgia Bank Donates $100,000 to Colquitt Regional

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Southwest Georgia Bank recently presented Colquitt Regional Medical Center with a $100,000 check through participation in the Georgia HEART Tax Credit program. This financial support will significantly aid in funding resources for capital equipment needed in the current expansion of the Edwards Cancer Center with radiation oncology treatments, uncompensated patient care, and with the hospital’s plans for a new education and training center for clinical and medical...