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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...



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Keith Honored for Service to Hospital Authority

MOULTRIE, Ga – James “Jim” Keith, MD, long-time Colquitt Regional radiologist, was recently honored with a reception to celebrate his nine years of service to the Hospital Authority of Colquitt County. First appointed in 2011, Keith chaired the Authority’s Finance Committee, which is charged with the responsibility of maintaining the hospital’s finances. Under his leadership, Colquitt Regional raised over $5 million through the Georgia HEART rural tax credit program. It also...



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Sterling Physician Group Welcomes New Physicians

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Sterling Physician Group recently announced the addition of seven new physicians to its medical staff. “We are very excited to welcome these new physicians to Colquitt Regional and to our community,” said Colquitt Regional President and CEO Jim Matney. “These new physicians have shown that they will fit right into our organization and will carry out Colquitt Regional’s vision of providing quality and compassionate care to our community.” Scott Daly, MD,...



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Colquitt Regional Offering COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Moultrie, GA – Colquitt Regional is currently offering testing for the SARS-CoV-2 Antibody. This test is used to detect the presence of antibodies – proteins made by plasma cells – against COVID-19. The body utilizes antibodies to fight off pathogens such as viruses and bacteria. A positive antibody test is presumed to mean a person has been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused COVID-19, at some point in the past, according to the CDC. It does not mean they are...



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Medical Column: Skin Cancer

By: Stephen Yarbrough, DO Did you know our skin is the body’s largest organ? It has many functions, including protection from injury, infection, and ultraviolet radiation from the sun, to name a few. If we do not protect our skin, we can develop skin cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. There are two types of skin cancer: non-melanoma and melanoma. Non-melanoma skin cancer is...



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Colquitt Regional Receives Stroke Designation

Moultrie, GA – Colquitt Regional recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award. This award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. “This recognition reflects the diligence of our team in continuing to advance...