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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...



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Colquitt Regional Continues to See Decline in COVID-19 Cases

MOULTRIE, Ga – Colquitt Regional recently reported that it has seen a downward trend in positive COVID-19 cases over the past several weeks. One of the ways Colquitt Regional tracks its COVID data is by analyzing the seven-day rolling average of positive cases. This helps hospital officials to not only see daily numbers, but to view trends in data and where the numbers are going as a whole. “Since July 30, Colquitt Regional has experienced a sustained decrease in positive COVID-19...



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Vereen Center Expands Sports Medicine Program

Moultrie – Vereen Rehabilitation Center recently announced partnerships with Valdosta State University and Valdosta High School as additions to its sports medicine program. In July, the Vereen Center began providing athletic training services to student-athletes on the VSU campus and will begin working with VHS athletes in September. Vereen Center athletic trainers will primarily be working with the VSU Women’s Soccer Program, though they will be available to assist with other...



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The Silent Killer

By: Jermaine Robinson, D.O. What if I told you that nearly half of the country is walking around with a deadly disease that produces no symptoms and that, if left unchecked, can cause significant damage to the brain, heart or kidneys? Luckily, this disease is easily diagnosed by a common test performed by nearly every doctor’s office in the country. This test looks for hypertension, also called high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the pressure of blood as it flows through the...



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Colquitt Regional Receives ANCC Pathway to Excellence Designation

Moultrie, GA – Colquitt Regional Medical Center joins a premier group of organizations that have received Pathway to Excellence® designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The Pathway designation is a global credential that highlights Colquitt Regional’s commitment to creating a healthy work environment where nurses feel empowered and valued. “It is an honor to be one of the five hospitals in the state of Georgia and the only organization in South Georgia...



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Ameris Bank and iVita Financial Launch Innovative Healthcare Financing Solution at Colquitt Regional Medical Center

Three Georgia-based entities – Ameris Bank, iVita Financial and Colquitt Regional Medical Center – are launching a solution to help patients pay their medical bills through a 0% interest line of credit for patients to cover their out- of-pocket costs. The all-digital product, powered by iVita Financial’s sophisticated originations engine and backed by Ameris Bank as an exclusive funding partner, is being offered for the first time to patients of Colquitt Regional Medical Center with...



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Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Moultrie, GA – The Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation recently welcomed three new members to its board of directors. The newest members include Tim Powers, Market President of Ameris Bank, Lisa Zeanah, owner of Platinum Home Goods, and Ross Dekle, Region President of Southwest Georgia Bank, a division of The First, ANBA. “We are excited to welcome these three talented individuals to the board,” said Colquitt Regional Medical Foundation Chairman John Mark Mobley. “Not only...



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Moving Forward Together For Our Community

We are in this national healthcare crisis together. We’d like to thank you for your patience and cooperation with physical distancing during these challenging few months, and we appreciate your continued support. Now more than ever, we're here! Colquitt Regional is open and our complete line of services that you rely on for your family’s healthcare are available. Patient and staff safety is our highest priority. We have modified all of our practices and implemented every precaution...



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Chancy Drugs Donates $20,000 to Colquitt Regional

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Chancy Drugs recently presented Colquitt Regional Medical Center with a $20,000 donation. The contribution, which was made through the pharmacy company's participation in the 2019 Georgia Heart Tax Credit program, will help fund the purchase of capital equipment for Colquitt Regional’s new radiation oncology center. The donation will also help cover the cost of uncompensated patient care, as well as the hospital’s plans for a new education and training center for...



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Resident Spotlight: Ethan McBrayer

Originally from Tifton, Georgia, Dr. Ethan McBrayer grew up knowing he wanted a career in medicine and to practice in South Georgia. A major factor in his choice of career path can be attributed to his parents. “Growing up in a rural, medically underserved region of Georgia, the influence of my parents, who both have servant’s hearts, and my desire to serve others shaped my passion for a career in medicine,” said McBrayer. Prior to his residency, McBrayer attended the University...



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Georgia South Graduates Second Class

Georgia South Graduates Second Class MOULTRIE, Ga – Georgia South Family Medicine Residency Program recently celebrated the second class of graduates since the program’s inception in 2016. The ceremony took place at Sunset Country Club, where the graduates were presented their diplomas. The graduates honored included Catie Duskin, D.O., Hematheja Lanka, D.O., and Valerie Sherrer, D.O. “We are incredibly proud of Dr. Duskin, Dr. Lanka, and Dr. Sherrer,” said Colquitt Regional...



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Testicular Cancer: What Do You Know?

By: Ethan McBrayer, D.O. One of the most privileged opportunities to have as a physician is educating the patients we treat each day. You see for a doctor, education can lead to prevention of medical diseases like cancer. According to an article published in the American Family Physician journal, testicular cancer is the most common solid tumor affecting males aged 15 to 34 years old. The American Cancer society predicts that this year over 9,000 new cases of testicular cancers will be...