Resident Spotlight: Marco Hur

Resident Spotlight: Marco Hur “Nobody honks.” That’s what Dr. Marco Hur likes about Moultrie, Georgia. Since moving from Atlanta, Hur has enjoyed the small-town feel and friendly environment that Moultrie offers. Originally from South Korea, Hur moved to the States in 2004, where he completed his undergraduate at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. “I didn’t like the atmosphere and competition with my peers that business entails. In the medical field,...



Georgia South Welcomes Class of 2021

On Tuesday, June 19th, a celebration was held at the Colquitt County Arts Center in honor of four new medical residents joining the Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program. Georgia South is affiliated with Colquitt Regional Medical Center. As a teaching hospital, Colquitt Regional is committed to medical education, installing three classes of residents since the program was implemented in 2016, in addition to the numerous medical students who complete their clinical rotations on...



Colquitt Regional Welcomes Stewart Merdian to Administrative Team

Colquitt Regional Welcomes Stewart Merdian to Administrative Team (Moultrie, GA, May 21, 2018) – Colquitt Regional Medical Center recently welcomed Stewart Merdian as the Vice President of Physician Services. A native of Illinois, Merdian has over 25 years of experience in healthcare operations and most recently served as a Market Director for Lifepoint Hospitals located in Galax, Virginia. In his new role, Merdian will be responsible for directing the operations of the Sterling...



Resident Spotlight-Jessica Brumfield

Resident Spotlight: Jessica Brumfield (Moultrie, GA- November 20, 2017)- Dr. Jessica Brumfield was attracted to Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program for many reasons, the approachability and support of faculty, her interest in rural medicine, and because, at heart, she is just a small-town girl. Brumfield was born and raised in Mount Hermon, Louisiana, a town smaller than Moultrie. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master of...



Colquitt Regional Receives 8th Consecutive ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2018

Colquitt Regional Receives 8th Consecutive ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 MOULTRIE, GA, April 24, 2018 – Colquitt Regional Medical Center was one of 15 hospitals in Georgia awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. Much like a report card, the Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing...



Colquitt Regional Welcomes 3 New Therapy Dogs

Colquitt Regional Welcomes 3 New Therapy Dogs (Moultrie, GA- March 7, 2018)- They say that dogs are a man’s best friend. That’s why Colquitt Regional recently welcomed 3 new dogs to provide comfort for patients, visitors, and even staff during their stay at the hospital. A “Mutt-and-Greet” was held for hospital employees and visitors to get acquainted with the Therapy Dogs. Leadership at the hospital recognizes the health benefits that the...



MD or DO? What's the difference?

Dear Editor: As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), and a board-certified family physician practicing in Colquitt County for the past twenty years, there have been many times that my patients have inquired about the “D.O.” degree that appears after my name. They typically want to know how it is different from the more familiar Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree. With the recent announcement that the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) will be establishing a...



ER sees less Flu, but clinics see more

While the flu season is still going strong in Southwest Georgia, Colquitt Regional has experienced a slight decline in cases over the past week. “We saw 62 positive flu cases at Colquitt Regional the 2nd week of January. That was a substantial increase from the same period in 2017. But this past week that number dropped to 58 positive cases,” says Gail Sparkman, BSN, RN, CIC, Infection Prevention Manager. The positive flu cases confirmed at Colquitt Regional do not include any flu tests...



Karen G. Hart, RN, CMSRN Receives Harrison Humanitarian Award

(Moultrie, GA)- Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation named Karen G. Hart, RN, CMSRN, as the recipient of the 2017 Walter E. Harrison, Jr. Humanitarian Award. Hart was presented with the award at the Foundation’s annual Love Light Ceremony. The Walter E. Harrison, Jr. Humanitarian Award was established by the Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation to annually recognize an individual health care worker who demonstrates a commitment to compassionate health care service and community...



Sterling Center Offers Free Hernia Screenings

On Monday, February 5th, Sterling Center Surgery and Medicine physicians will be discussing hernias and treatment options, and providing free screenings for attendees. Hosted at the Sterling Center, the event will take place from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Dr. Thomas Estes, Dr. Howard Melton and Dr. Amber Holt will discuss hernias and hernia treatment using the minimally invasive Da Vinci Surgical Robot. Patients suffering from hernias may experience symptoms including: pain,...



Colquitt Regional Warns of Increased Flu Activity

As flu season climbs to its peak, physicians at Colquitt Regional Medical Center are reminding Georgians that it’s not too late to get your influenza vaccine. Jared Cardwell, M.D., a board-certified Hospitalist, noted that Colquitt Regional has recently experienced an influx of patients testing positive for the flu in both Emergency Room and Outpatient clinics. Data from the 2018 Flu Season Surveillance shows that this year, the first week of January, 43 flu cases were confirmed. The...



Oncology Services Expanding at Colquitt Regional

Oncology Services Expanding at Colquitt Regional Moultrie, GA – 2017 was a banner year for Colquitt Regional as they continued to expand services and improve patient areas within the hospital. Work is now concluding on an entirely new oncology unit. Oncology is presently located on the 3rd floor of Colquitt Regional, but the new space will be on the first floor of the hospital with a separate entrance specifically designed for oncology patients. Hospital Trustee Chairman Richard...