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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...



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Sterling Physician Group Welcomes New Dermatologist

Sterling Physician Group Welcomes New Dermatologist MOULTRIE, Ga. – Sterling Physician Group recently announced the addition of Dr. Josette McMichael to the medical staff at Sterling Group Dermatology. McMichael attended the University of Maryland where she received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry, followed by earning her medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia. She then went on to complete a residency in family...



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Colquitt Regional Advances 78 Nurses Along Clinical Ladder

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently announced that 78 nurses advanced on its nursing clinical ladder during its inaugural year. The nursing clinical ladder is a structured system that allows direct-care nurses to advance their careers while remaining in a clinical setting and continuing to provide patient care. Colquitt Regional’s clinical ladder was established in October 2018 as a formal way of promoting professional development and engagement. The ladder was developed by...



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Price Receives Harrison Humanitarian Award

Dr. Billy Ray Price was recently named as the 2019 recipient of the Walter E. Harrison, Jr., M.D. Humanitarian Award. Price was presented the award at the 25th Annual Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation Love Light ceremony held in the Kate Jeter Serenity Garden. The 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....



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Steady Rise in Flu Cases at Colquitt Regional

MOULTRIE, Ga. – As the flu continues to spread throughout the U.S., Colquitt Regional has seen a consistent increase in confirmed flu cases in the past weeks. In just the first three weeks of December, the Emergency Department treated 178 patients who tested positive for the flu, compared to 138 cases for the whole month of November. Of those diagnosed in November and December, “Type B” has been most prevalent with 219 cases. There were also 56 patients who had “Type A&B”...



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Colquitt Regional Holds Interprofessional Training Exercise

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently held an interprofessional development training exercise for the current participants in the Nurse Residency Program and the Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program. Both groups participated in role-playing scenarios that covered communication styles, standardized medical reporting through SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendations), conflict resolution, and communicating effectively in emergencies. This type of team-based...



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Melton Appointed to Board of Governors

MOULTRIE, Ga – Howard L. Melton, MD, FACS, long-time general surgeon at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, was recently appointed as a Governor-at-Large (GAL) to the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons. Founded in 1913, the ACS is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that exists to improve the quality of care for surgical patients by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. Melton will bring over 27 years of surgical knowledge and...



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Colquitt Regional Receives 11th Consecutive 'A' Hospital Score

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional Medical Center was awarded its 11th consecutive ‘A’ when The Leapfrog Group announced the fall 2019 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,...