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Flu Season Strikes Early

Dec 15, 2014 by Sallie Barker

Local physicians are reporting the flu is here, and you may not be in the clear this flu season — even if you’ve already been vaccinated. Within the past week, healthcare providers have noticed an uptick in flu diagnosis. Upson Family Physician Dr. Trish Hall said, “Usually the peak of flu season in Georgia is after the holidays and well into January or early February. Within this past week, we have...

Tagged: flu, tamiflu, relenza, trish hall

San Short Wins Statewide Lifetime Achievement Award

Nov 19, 2014 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center’s San Short, R.N., was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Annual Meeting on Nov. 13. Short, who was the only individual statewide to receive the award, was recognized for her long-time service to health care through her many roles over the past 35 years, including as a nurse and diabetes educator. In her mo...

Tagged: thomaston, diabetes education, relay

Upson's New Portal Empowers Patients

Oct 6, 2014 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center introduces this month a new tool that allows patients to have their medical records and health information at their fingertips. Upson’s Patient Portal gives patients secure and instant access to their health information, including laboratory and radiology results, medications, allergies, demographic information, visit history, discharge/aftercare information, and more. Patients can use the...

Tagged: portal, medical records

Barnesville's Newest Physician

Sep 24, 2014 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center welcomes Jyoti Parikh, MD, to private practice in Barnesville. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Parikh (Pah-reek) specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and medical treatment of adults. Dr. Parikh is experienced. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Brooklyn-Caledonian Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, and was in private practice in Griffin, Ga., for more than 12 years. ...

Tagged: barnesville, internal medicine

Hospital Has $132M Impact on Local Economy

Sep 18, 2014 by Sallie Barker

While hospitals provide patient care to those in our community who are sick and need care the most, they also contribute to the well being of people who may never enter the facility. A Georgia Hospital Association report estimates Upson Regional pumped more than $132 million into the local economy in 2012. The 2012 data is the latest available from the Georgia Department of Community Health, and the economic impact ana...

Tagged: hospital, economic impact, ida