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Colquitt Regional Urges Public to Remain Vigilant Against COVID-19

MOULTRIE, Ga – Officials at Colquitt Regional are urging members of the public to remain vigilant after a recent spike in COVID-19 positive cases. As of Tuesday, June 30, Colquitt Regional reported a total of 563 positive cases. 63 of those cases were confirmed over the last seven days. These numbers are not indicative of Colquitt County as whole. The numbers Colquitt Regional reports only reflects tests conducted at the hospital. The Georgia Department of Public Health reported...



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Georgia South Welcomes Fifth Class of Residents

Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program welcomed its fifth class of residents at Colquitt Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, June 16. The four residents who were honored include Jared Harris, M.D., Hyder Naqvi, D.O., Rickey Patel, M.D., and William Seemer, D.O. When Colquitt Regional started the journey of beginning a residency program, one of the goals was to recruit residents who have a passion for the underserved communities in South Georgia. Since its inception, Georgia...



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A Message To Our Employees From President and CEO Jim Matney

Memorandum To: Employees From: James L. Matney, President and CEO Colquitt Regional Medical Center CC: Administration, Hospital Authority Date: 6/24/2020 Re: Diversity in the Workplace Given the unrest so prevalent in our Country today, I wanted to take this opportunity to address you as a vital member of the Colquitt Regional family. I believe that one of our community’s greatest assets, and one of the things that makes it so special, is the shared belief that...



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Do You Know Stroke?

By: Arian K. Baker, M.D. Every 40 seconds in the United States, there is someone, somewhere, suffering a stroke. That amounts to over 795,000 people a year and it kills roughly 140,000 thousand Americans each year. That represents the fifth leading cause of death in the U. S. and is one of the country’s leading causes of disability What is a Stroke? A stroke is also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). It is a sudden interruption in blood flow, which can be caused either...



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Resident Spotlight: Jermaine Robinson

Dr. Jermaine Robinson, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida native, discovered the Georgia South Family Medicine Residency program at a Residency and Hospital Expo that he attended during his time in medical school. After speaking with one of the Georgia South residents, Robinson decided to make his way to Moultrie to complete an audition rotation. “I immediately became interested in the program and the city after Dr. Kayla Batchelor highly recommended it,” said Robinson. “It was during...



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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...