History and Mission

Vereen Rehabilitation Center is named after Moultrie’s Vereen family. Since the 1930’s, the Vereen family has supported the medical community of Colquitt County. When the Public Works Administration approved a funding request for the construction of a new hospital in Moultrie contingent upon the community matching the request, Mr. W.C. Vereen stepped forward and began a grass roots campaign for the community to match his personal donation of $50,000. This community matched his gift, and Vereen Memorial Hospital was built in 1939. Today, the Vereen family still values access to quality healthcare in our county. Barbara Bunn Vereen served selflessly on the Hospital Authority Board from 1985 through 1999 and held the position as Chairperson on the Quality Assurance Committee. Chairman W. Jerry Vereen, Chairman of the Vereen family foundation, and The Community Welfare Association have generously committed to support our Medical Foundation in its efforts to ensure quality healthcare and physician access close to home for future generations. Other trustees on the Community Welfare Association are Barbara Bunn Vereen, Harvey Bunn Vereen, and Lisa Vereen Zeanah.


Vereen Rehabilitation Center’s mission has always been and continues to be providing excellence in rehabilitative services.