Colquitt Regional Medical Center Honors Nurse of Year, G.R.E.A.T. Ambassador

Colquitt Regional Medical Center Honors Nurse of Year, G.R.E.A.T. Ambassador Doris Kelly, RN, was named Colquitt Regional Medical Center’s Nurse of the Year and Karen Hart, RN, was selected as this year’s G.R.E.A.T. Ambassador during a week-long celebration of National Hospital Week. Kelly, a nurse in the hospital’s wound care area, was chosen by an anonymous panel of judges from four finalists, who  included Carla Herrington, RN,  of Colquitt Regional’s diabetes education department, Tammy...



Make Sure Infants are Fully Protected

Make Sure Infants are Fully Vaccinated Last year’s cases of whooping cough in Southwest Health District were a reminder that children are at risk of serious and life-threatening diseases and continue to need the protection provided by vaccines, says Southwest District Health Immunization Coordinator Sue Dale. “The annual observance of National Infant Immunization Week highlights the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases,” Dale said. “It also celebrates the...



Colquitt Regional on Honor Roll Again

Colquitt Regional on Honor Roll Again Colquitt Regional Medical Center has again been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Quality Honor Roll. It is one of 62 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Presidential category, one of the highest on the list. The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. The...



Candle Lighting Service To Honor Children

Candle Lighting Service To Honor Children Dealing with the loss of a child, grandchild or sibling, no matter their age, can be an agonizing ordeal that doesn’t simply go away with the passing of time.  Colquitt Regional Medical Center will hold its annual candle lighting service on Tuesday, March 22, to remember and commemorate the lives of those children and offer a measure of comfort and relief to the loved ones. . The service is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Autreyville Baptist Church with...



Pain Management Specialist Joins Colquitt Regional Medical Center

Pain Management Specialist Joins Colquitt Regional Medical Center Dr. Venu Madhipatla, who is double board certified in anesthesiology and pain management, has joined the medical staff at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Dr. Madhipatla received his medical degree from University of Health Sciences at Rangaraya Medical College in India. He completed his anesthesia residency at the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago in 2005. He completed a fellowship in pain management at...



Coon Hunt Scheduled March 12

Coon Hunt Scheduled March 12 The Colquitt County Coon Hunters Association will hold its third annual coon hunt March 12 to benefit Colquitt Regional Medical Center’s Hospice program. The two-hour night hunt will take place at the coon hunters’ club on Hopewell Church Road. There will also be an auction of cakes and other items along with a barbecue dinner prior to the hunt. The bench show is at 5 p.m. and is open only to United Kennel Club dogs. Entry fee is $10. There is a $20 entry fee for...



Drug Cost

Report To Help Doctors Provide Cost-Effective Treatment    There are many factors a physician considers when deciding which antibiotic to place patients on when treating infections, but the cost of the drug is often not a consideration.    But now Colquitt Regional Medical Center’s laboratory has developed a report physicians can utilize to determine the cost of the various drugs effective in treating the infection.  The cost difference can be significant, ranging from $3.45 to $184.92 per...



Christmas Display Raises $1,100 for Hospice

Christmas Display Raises $1,100 for Hospice What started 18 years ago as a few simple Christmas decorations in Barbara May’s front yard has now become a successful fundraiser for Hospice. The elaborate display on Annie McGee Road, which includes thousands of lights, a manger scene, a train and other holiday decorations, attracts hundreds of visitors each year who this Christmas were encouraged to contribute to Colquitt Regional Medical Center’s Hospice program. The display raised...



First Baby of 2011

First Baby of 2011 Colquitt County’s first baby of 2011 was a 7 lb,. 8 oz. boy who was born Saturday, January 1, 2011 and greeted with an array of gifts from local merchants. Leon Donald, son of Leon and Charlotte Donald, was delivered by Dr. William Moore at 12:02 a.m. Mrs. Donald is a patient of Dr. David Adcock. He was showered with gifts from Everything Special, Flowers by Barrett, Colquitt Regional Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary, The Pink Pearl, Belk’s, Cranford’s, Colquitt Regional...



Colquitt Regional Medical Center Earns Spot on State Honor Roll

Colquitt Regional Medical Center Earns Spot on State Honor Roll Colquitt Regional Medical Center has earned a spot on the Georgia Hospital Association’s Presidential Honor Roll based on clinical data provided by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. “This is a great accomplishment for Colquitt Regional,” said Joseph Parker, president of GHA. “This recognition further underscores the commitment of the Colquitt Regional staff to ensuring that every patient receives the best, most...



Colquitt Regional CEO to Retire in 2011

Colquitt Regional CEO to Retire in 2011   James R. (Jim) Lowry, who was first hired as assistant administrator of Vereen Memorial Hospital 40 years ago, will retire as Colquitt Regional Medical Center’s president & CEO at the end of the 2010-11 fiscal year on Sept. 30, 2011. During his tenure in Moultrie, Lowry guided the hospital from a small rural facility to a medical center with more than 800 employees and assets in excess of $79,000,000. Throughout the state, he established a reputation...



Lowry Named CEO of the Year

Lowry Named CEO of the Year    The Georgia Council on Auxiliaries, an organization made up of hospital volunteers from throughout the state, named Colquitt Regional Medical Center president and CEO Jim Lowry as its Chief Executive Officer of the Year at its annual convention in Augusta.    During the presentation, Lowry was praised not only for his leadership as the hospital’s CEO but for his support of the Volunteer Auxiliary over the years.    “There is an open door between the Auxiliary...