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Colquitt Regional to Participate in Tax Credit Program in 2021

MOULTRIE, Ga. – After another successful year in 2020, Colquitt Regional has received notification of its eligibility to participate in the Rural Hospital Tax Credit program for 2021. This program, facilitated by Georgia HEART, was created by the Georgia General Assembly in response to the significant challenged and cuts in healthcare reimbursements experienced by rural hospitals. It is in effect through December 2021. Colquitt Regional first participated in this program in 2018....



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Colquitt Regional Administers First COVID-19 Vaccine

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional received its first allotment of COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday. Dr. Michael Thayer, an emergency department physician who has been on the front line providing care to COVID-19 patients, was the first hospital employee to receive the vaccine. “I have full confidence in this vaccine and encourage everyone to get it when given the opportunity,” said Thayer. Hospital officials have been participating in daily calls with the Georgia Department...



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Colquitt Regional Receives 13th Consecutive ‘A’ Safety Grade

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Medical Center was awarded its 13th consecutive ‘A’ when The Leapfrog Group announced its fall 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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Johnson  Receives Harrison Humanitarian Award

Dr. Tamara Johnson was recently named the 2020 recipient of the Walter E. Harrison, Jr., MD, Humanitarian Award. Johnson was presented the award at the 26th Annual Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation Love Light ceremony held in the Kate Jeter Serenity Garden. This award, named in honor of beloved physician Dr. Walter E. Harrison, Jr., is presented annually to an individual health care worker who demonstrates a commitment to compassionate health care service and community outreach. These...



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Resident Spotlight: Will Seemer, DO

Resident Spotlight: Will Seemer, DO A native of Rockledge, Florida, Dr. Will Seemer chose a career in medicine to be able to help people in need, especially those who have limited healthcare options. Seemer attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Behavior. He then went on to earn both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Biology from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He then received his...



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Georgia South Sees 100 Percent Board Pass Rate for Second Year

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently announced that the second graduating class of the Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program recorded a 100 percent board certification pass rate for the second consecutive year. Board certification is an additional credential, beyond state licensure, that a physician earns by undergoing a rigorous certification process that includes being a graduate of an accredited residency program, submission of case reports, submission of letters...



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Anthem BCBS MarketPlace Exchange Terminates Agreement with Colquitt Regional Medical Center

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Anthem BCBS of Georgia recently announced it will not be including Colquitt Regional Medical Center in its coverage for several plans purchased on the Healthcare MarketPlace Exchange, also referred to as Affordable Care Act plans. Patients with Anthem BCBS Pathway, Pathway X, Enhanced Pathway, and Enhanced Pathway X Healthcare MarketPlace Exchange insurance plans are impacted by this change. Colquitt Regional received notification that Anthem would be terminating its...



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Moving Forward Together For Our Community

As Colquitt Regional Medical Center continues to provide key health services during COVID-19, including all essential surgeries and preventative screening procedures, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our patients and staff. Safe surgeries during COVID-19 As is true throughout the hospital, several important safety measures have been implemented regarding all surgical services: Colquitt Regional continues to adhere to its COVID-19 policies regarding front...



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Baker Appointed to Hospital Authority

Moultrie, GA – Justin Baker, MD was recently appointed to the Colquitt County Hospital Authority, the governing board of Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Originally from Lowndes County, Baker graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance degree. He then completed his medical education at Medical College of Georgia, followed by an internship in general surgery in Greenville, South Carolina, and a residency in family medicine at McLeod Hospital...



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Medical Column: Are Masks Effective?

By: Robert Jeter, MD The year 2020 will certainly be remembered for a great many things, but I would not hesitate to suggest COVID-19 and its surrounding controversies will often sit at the forefront. COVID-19, formally known as SARS-CoV-2 and informally referred to as the coronavirus, was first confirmed in the USA on January 20, 2020, where it simmered for several weeks. February 25, 2020 saw the first US soil local outbreak and by March 11 a pandemic was declared. To date, the CDC...



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Colquitt Regional Urges Public to Receive Flu Shot

MOULTRIE, Ga – Colquitt Regional Medical Center officials and physicians are urging members of the public to get their flu shot as there has been an early increase in flu cases. “Overall, there has been a slow and steady increase in flu cases over the last month,” said Colquitt Regional President and CEO Jim Matney. “This year, more than ever, it is crucial for people to receive their flu shots and take the proper measures to decrease their chances of contracting the flu,...



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Dr. Maureen A. Yearta Appointed to 2020 TNCPE Board of Examiners

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Dr. Maureen A. Yearta, Board Chair for Colquitt Regional Medical Center, has been appointed by the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE) to the 2020 Board of Examiners. As a member of the TNCPE Board of Examiners, Yearta is responsible for assessing and providing valuable feedback to organizations that apply to the TNCPE Award Program. TNCPE recognizes local, state, and regional organizations that demonstrate excellence in...