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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

Meet Upson's Newest Physician

Aug 13, 2014 by Sallie Barker

Dr. John Jenkins welcomes a new physician to join his growing practice, Trish Hall, M.D. A Kennesaw, Georgia, native Dr. Hall is licensed in Family Medicine, and joins Upson Family Physicians this August. CEO David Castleberry said the board, employees and physicians are most pleased to welcome Dr. Hall to town. “The academic and residency similarities between Dr. Jenkins and Dr. Hall are remarkable. It is a complime...

Tagged: trish hall, self regional, north georgia college, medical college of georgia, pediatrics

Physician Assistant Joins Dr. Boyce's Practice

Jul 21, 2014 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center welcomes this month Mandi Howard, PA-C to its network of providers. Howard joins Dr. Brandon Boyce as a full-time, certified physician assistant at his Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Surgery practice. CEO David Castleberry says she joins the practice at the right time. “Dr. Boyce’s practice volume and overall demand for the orthopedic specialty continues to grow, and Mandi’s presence wi...

Tagged: pa, orthopedics, georgia bone and joint, mercer university

Upson Gives Back

Jun 17, 2014 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center had a total community benefit, which includes the uncompensated cost of care, gaps between its cost to provide care and what government programs pay for that care, as well as community programs, of $18.3 million in 2013. Included in the hospital’s Community Benefit was more than $3.6 million in charity care, which is care provided to those without insurance and unable to pay for care. An a...

Tagged: health assessment, charity care, hospital, community benefit

Upson Welcomes Blackstock to Board

May 13, 2014 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center recently announced Mr. Scott Blackstock’s election to the hospital’s board of trustees. Mr. Blackstock has compiled a number of impressive achievements in business development, product innovation, and community service. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 1979 with a degree in chemical engineering and worked in that field for two years, until his father offered to sell him the tire business ...

Tagged: hospital board, tidal wave, blackstock, small business