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Upson Honors Employee Service at Annual Recognition Dinner

Feb 1, 2016 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the recipients of this year’s employee service awards. The hospital honored employees for dedicated service and accomplishments Thursday, January 28 at its Annual Employee Awards Banquet. These 94 employees have given a remarkable 1,195 years of collective service to Upson. “I extend my sincere gratitude to these outstanding employees on their service, dedication and...

Tenex for Tendonitis

Jan 13, 2016 by Sallie Barker

Dr. Brandon Boyce is now treating that painful foot problem and other tendon issues by targeting the damaged tissue and removing it through just one small incision. It’s called the Tenex procedure. It is minimally invasive and takes just a matter of minutes. The key to the technique is ultrasound. “Conditions like tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis are caused by microscopic tears in the tendon or tissue. The torn ten...

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Upson Honored for Hepatitis B Vaccine Birth Dose Rate

Dec 17, 2015 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center has been recognized by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health for achieving one of the highest reported rates in the state for its work to protect newborns from hepatitis B virus infection. “We are one of only 12 hospitals in the state and the only hospital in our area to achieve such high marks,” said Chief Nursing Officer Evelyn M...

Tagged: hepatitis b, vaccination, georgia department of public health

First in the State with FUSE

Dec 2, 2015 by Sallie Barker

Although colonoscopy exams prevent many colon cancer deaths and are the gold standard, for detecting colorectal cancers , the procedure is not completely effective in preventing cancer cases. For this reason, Upson Regional Medical Center has invested in an innovative technology that allows doctors to see nearly twice the anatomy seen with a traditional, forward-viewing endoscope. The Fuse endoscope system uses three ...

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Improving Outcomes for Babies

Nov 23, 2015 by Sallie Barker

Dr. Joy Baker, OB/GYN with Upson Women’s Services, has received a $30,000 grant from the March of Dimes to implement an evidence-based program to improve the health of moms and babies. The grant is for CenteringPregnancy® – a model of care that integrates three major components: health assessment, education, and support, into a unified program within a group setting. Eight to ten women with similar due dates mee...

Tagged: centeringpregnancy, march of dimes