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...



First Baby of 2009

First Baby of 2009 Colquitt County’s first baby of 2009 was a 9 lb, 13.4 oz. boy who was born Friday and greeted with an array of gifts from local merchants. Mylann Bussie, son of Isha Majors and Michael Bussie, Jr., was delivered by Dr. David Adcock at 1:45 p.m. He was showered with gifts from Colquitt Regional, Wal-Mart, Lazarus, Heritage Embrodery, Main Street Gallery, Uniform Gallery, Medicine Shoppe, Jill Stringfellow Photography and Peebles.



Board Certification

Board Certification All nine member of the Colquitt County Hospital Authority were recognized by the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) at a recent board meeting for being one of the first hospital boards in the state to achieve100 percent trustee certification. GHA developed the certification program to give board members a better understanding of healthcare issues, to insure compliance with a variety of governance and to improve members’ overall board participation. Joe Parker, president...



Joint Commission

Joint Commission Colquitt Regional Medical Center has again been awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for having met the national standard for healthcare quality and safety. The renewed accreditation by the Joint Commission follows an unannounced three-day site visit and evaluation by a team of Joint Commission surveyors last September. The Joint Commission’s mission is the continuous improvement of safety and quality of the nation’s healthcare through voluntary...



Dominy Re-elected to GHA

Dominy Re-elected to GHA Durwood Dominy, who has served on the Colquitt County Hospital Authority for 17 years, was re-elected to serve on the Georgia Hospital Association Board of Trustees at the association’s annual convention Feb. 3. Dominy, who has served two terms as Hospital Authority chairman, is serving his third term on the GHA board. He also serves as the trustee chairman of a GHA initiative called “Moving Georgia to the Top 10.” “It is an honor that I have been elected by the...