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Upson Recognizes Employees for Years of Service

Nov 25, 2013 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center recognized last week more than 90 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...

Upson Recognized for Top Quality

Nov 11, 2013 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle, which recognizes hospitals’ improvements in patient care for the second quarter of 2013. Upson is one of only 31 of 116 hospitals in Georgia to place in the Elite Circle, the highest on the list. The goals of this federal safety initiative are to reduce hospital-acquired conditions...

Tagged: thomaston, upson, quality, patient safety, gha

Are Your Aching Legs Telling You Something?

Oct 2, 2013 by Sallie Barker

When you are over 50, it’s easy to dismiss a pain in your leg as just another sign of aging. But that pain could be a warning of a serious blockage in the arteries called peripheral vascular disease (PVD). “PVD is very common,” says Robert Solyomvari, MD, general surgeon. Although PVD can take years to build and block arteries, most people only begin to notice symptoms after age 50. This disease and its resulting a...

Tagged: pvd, vascular disease, wound care, leg pain

Volunteer Gift Shop Turns 35

Sep 24, 2013 by Sallie Barker

The Upson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary will celebrate its gift shop’s 35th Birthday Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Though the Auxiliary was founded in 1950, the gift shop was not opened until a bit later. Originally proposed by Ann Ruff in the early 1970s, the Gift Shop came to fruition in 1978 under the leadership of Gail Harper. Opened by Geraldine Wilson and Louise Shumacher, the first items sold in gift shop were h...

Tagged: auxiliary, gift shop, hospital

Free Prostate Screening: It's a Guy Thing

Aug 20, 2013 by Sallie Barker

As part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Upson Regional Medical Center and Board Certified physicians on its Medical Staff will offer a potentially life-saving screening for men, at no cost. The hospital will provide free prostate and colorectal screenings Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center, which is located right off of the Main Lobby. Last year, more than 400 men ...

Tagged: psa, mens health