New IV Pumps

Colquitt Regional Medical Center Replaces IV Units  Colquitt Regional Medical Center replaced all of its IV pumps on Wednesday with new state-of-the-art units that are designed to prevent medication errors and promote the hospital’s best practices guidelines.  The new units, called Guardrails Suite MX, are designed to give the health care worker flexibility in its usage. Rather than one integrated unit, the new devices have a control panel, called the “brain,” to which users can connect up...



Colquitt Regional Medical Center Under Goes Evaluation in Disaster Scenario

Colquitt Regional Medical Center Undergoes Evaluation in Disaster Scenario Colquitt Regional Medical Center held a mock disaster evaluating staff’s response and preparation for emergency situations.  The scenario presented notice that a chemical spill occurred at a local plant and employees were exposed and ill.  Seven mock victims arrived at the hospital acting ill and contaminated with a hazardous chemical.    Upon notice of the accident, Colquitt Regional Medical Center activated its...



Colquitt Regional Medical Center Teams with Air Evac Lifeteam

Colquitt Regional Medical Center Teams with Air Evac Lifeteam In an effort to make every second count Colquitt Regional Medical Center has teamed with Air Evac Lifeteam, based in Cordele, to give the people of Colquitt County the best care possible.  Early activation is the key to a successful emergency medical flight. When it is suspected that the air ambulance may be needed, the team is activated and is en route to either Colquitt Regional Medical Center or the site the an emergency even...



Best of the Best

The Moultrie Observer recently held a contest for community members to nominate the "best of the best" in Moultrie. We are proud to announce Colquitt Regional Medical Center won seven medals including: Gold Medals Best Gift Shop - Pink Pearl Best Nurse/Healthcare Provider - Karen Hart Best Physician - Dr. C. Gary Lodge   Silver Medals Best Buffet - Colquitt Regional Medical Center Cafeteria Best Healthy Eating - Colquitt Regional Medical Center Cafeteria Best Nurse/Healthcare Provider -...



Chitty Receives Hospital Trustee Scholarship

Chitty Receives Hospital Trustee Scholarship Whitney Chitty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brent Chitty, is the winner of the Colquitt County Hospital Authority’s 2009 Trustee Scholarship named this year in memory of Rev. J.E. Moak, the hospital’s long-time chaplain who passed away June 21. Chitty, a graduate of Colquitt County High School, received her degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (speech pathology) at Valdosta State University earlier this year and plans to pursuer a master’s...



Colquitt County Coon Hunters Raise Money for Colquitt Regional Medical Center Hospice

Colquitt County Coon Hunters Raise Money for Colquitt Regional Medical Center Hospice   The Colquitt County Coon Hunter’s Association held its annual hunt to benefit Colquitt Regional Medical Center’s Hospice program. The hunt was held in conjunction with a cake auction, dog show, raffle and barbeque dinner hosted by the hunters and hospice volunteers. Jim Hancock served as auctioneer for the evening and auctioned numerous pet and household items.  Amber Wiard’s treeing walker, Flash, was...



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

Colquitt Regional Medical Center Selects Nurse of Year, G.R.E.A.T. Ambassador                A veteran nurse in Colquitt Regional’s radiology/cardiology department was selected as the hospital’s 2009 Nurse of the Year and a social worker with home care and hospice services was named this year’s G.R.E.A.T. Ambassador during National Hospital Week ceremonies this week.              Kathy Bennett, RN, who has worked at Colquitt Regional for 28 years, was selected as Nurse of the Year by an...



Governor Reappoints Lowry to Workforce Board

Governor Reappoints Lowry to Workforce Board July 2009              James R. Lowry, president and CEO of Colquitt Regional Medical Center, has been reappointed as a hospital representative on the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce, the state agency responsible for advising the governor and General Assembly on physician workforce and medical education issues.              Lowry, who has served one three-year term on the board and currently serves as secretary/treasurer of the board, was...



Beck Awarded Region 8 EMS of the Year

Beck Receives Region 8 EMS Honor     Jeremy Back, paramedic in Colquitt Regional Medical Center’s emergency medical services, was named Region 8 EMS EMT of the year.     Beck is currently the lieutenant of the A shift.



EMS of the Year

EMS of the Year   Nancy Patterson, EMT-P, was presented the Colquitt County EMS Employee of the Year Award at an appreciation banquet held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in honor of Colquitt County EMS workers. “Nancy is a very dedicated and knowledgeable paramedic,” said EMS director Amy McMillan, who presented the award. “She is motivated and compassionate while providing the best emergency care to her patients.” Patterson began working with EMS in 2003 and has been at Colquitt Regional...



Houston Wins Local EMS Award

    Colquitt Regional Medical Center Named Local EMS Worker of the Year Paramedic Billy Houston was presented the Colquitt County EMS Employee of the Year Award at an appreciation banquet at Mt. Olive Baptist Church given in honor of  EMS workers. “Billy is a very dedicated and knowledgeable paramedic,” said EMS director Amy McMillan, who presented the award. “He is motivated and compassionate about providing the best emergency care to his patients.” Houston graduated with his EMT degree in...



ACR Accreditation

ACR Accreditation Colquitt Regional Medical Center has been awarded a three-year accreditation in 64-slice computerized axial tomography as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology. The ACR awards accreditation to facilities for the achievement of high practice standards after a peer-review evaluation of the practice. Evaluations are conducted by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. They assess the qualifications of the...