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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...

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Board Announces Interim CEO

Oct 30, 2015 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees have announced Mark Hartman as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Hartman is a principal in Spectrum Health Partners, LLC, a firm specializing in healthcare consulting and interim leadership. He has more than 30 years of experience working in and with hospitals and other healthcare companies. More than 20 years of his experience was spent in hospital leadership rol...

Upson Dishes Up Room Service

Oct 30, 2015 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center now offers Room Service to its patients. The At Your Request service implemented by the Cherokee Cafe allows inpatients access to hotel-style room service. The loss of control patients can feel in their situation plays a key role in their level of satisfaction. Anxiety and distress are often an inevitable part of a hospital stay. The uncertainties of disease and treatment, waiting times, ...

Upson to Go Smoke-Free

Oct 27, 2015 by Sallie Barker

A tobacco-free campus since 2006, Upson Regional Medical Center is expanding its tobacco use policy to include areas in and around the hospital. Effective December 1, tobacco use of any kind, including electronic cigarettes, will be prohibited on all hospital property, including outside hospital and medical office building entrances, in off-campus buildings owned and leased by the hospital, on green spaces and parking ...

Wound Healing Center Turns 10

Oct 14, 2015 by Sallie Barker

The Wound Healing Center (WHC) is celebrating its 10th anniversary in operation at Upson Regional Medical Center. The program was established in October 2005 to meet the community health need for advanced wound care. “At Upson, we are committed to providing greater access for the community to important health services such as wound care treatment,” said CEO David Castleberry. “The Wound Healing Center has been an impor...