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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,...



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Colquitt Regional Opens Inpatient Dialysis Unit

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Colquitt Regional recently opened a new inpatient dialysis unit that will allow it to better serve patients who require dialysis services while hospitalized. This new unit will be utilized specifically for patients who suffer from chronic or acute kidney failure and need hemodialysis. This is a process where blood moves through a filter to remove any waste or extra fluid and returns to the body. “Having this new unit will positively impact the patient experience by...



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Breast Cancer Screening is More than a Pink Ribbon

By: Dr. Giselle Pineiro October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Academy of Family Practice says breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States with the most frequent diagnoses being among women ages 55 to 64, with the average age of death from the disease occurring at age 68. These facts should make breast cancer awareness important to all of us. What does Breast Cancer Awareness mean for you? That question is for both...



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Vereen Center Introduces Golf Performance Program

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Vereen Rehabilitation Center recently introduced a new golf performance program into its service line called Vereen SwingFit. Vereen athletic trainer and athletic training services coordinator Jaclyn K. Donovan, MBA, MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS completed training for Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) certification in July. At its core, the Titleist Performance Institute exists to help golfers improve their game while reducing golf-specific injuries. TPI is known globally for...