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News Releases by "Sallie Barker"

New Medical Identity Theft Protection System

Jun 22, 2015 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center is proud to offer patients advanced medical identity theft protection and efficient patient registration, while improving health outcomes and reducing the risk of medical errors. Nationwide, medical identity theft is on the rise, and it is estimated that Americans spend $40 billion annually on medical identity theft. On a personal level, it is possible for someone to find or steal your hea...

Tagged: identity theft, safechx, crosschx, medical record

Upson Selects New Chief Clinical Officer

Jun 10, 2015 by Sallie Barker

Evelyn Murphy is the new chief clinical officer at Upson Regional Medical Center, where she will lead all nursing and ancillary clinical areas. Murphy joins Upson with strong experience in nursing and management. Previously, Murphy served as chief clinical officer at Ty Cobb Healthcare System in Lavonia, Ga. Before joining Ty Cobb in 2010, she was director of general medicine and telemetry at Emory Healthcare in Atlan...

Upson's Newest Board Member

Apr 28, 2015 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center announces the addition of Jonathan Busbee, M.D., an internal medicine specialist, as its newest member to the Board of Trustees. Dr. Busbee has been practicing medicine since 1992 and has been an active member of Upson’s medical staff since 1995. He is a graduate of St. George’s University and completed his residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. He is board certified by the ...

Upson Introduces Tele-Stroke

Jan 28, 2015 by Sallie Barker

If you or someone you know has a stroke, faster care can mean a better outcome. That’s why Upson is now in partnership with some of Atlanta’s top neurologists, providing local access to board certified stroke specialists 24 hours a day. “Fast matters,” Upson’s Chief of Staff and Emergency Room Medical Director Dr. Marchetti says. " Just like time can mean muscle for an acute MI, time ...

Tagged: stroke, telemedicine, northside, st josephs, stroke center

Service Award Banquet Honoring Employees

Jan 19, 2015 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center recognized last week more than 95 employees for milestones in service, ranging from five to 45 years. CEO David Castleberry said Upson is fortunate to have such dedicated and loyal employees. “The people we recognize this year for milestones in service are truly the backbone of our organization. I applaud their dedication and appreciate their loyalty not just to this hospital, but to the...