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Upson Named to Safety Leaders Circle

Feb 26, 2013 by Sallie Barker

ATLANTA – Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) Safety Leaders Circle, which recognizes hospitals’ improvements in patient care throughout the 2012 year. Upson is one of 13 hospitals in Georgia to place in the Elite Circle, the highest on the list. Upson is a participant in the GHA HEN, an initiative begun last year that i...

Tagged: gha, cms, hen

An Officer and a Physician

Feb 1, 2013 by Sallie Barker

A local physician will soon be deployed overseas to serve the U.S. military. Oluwaseun Suzanne Cole, MD, OB/GYN, is a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves, and she will serve in Kuwait for the next four months. Her deployment will last 120 days, with 90 days BOG (boots on ground). Two weeks prior to deployment, she will participate in training and information sessions at Fort Benning. Upon her return to the states in June, ...

Tagged: army reserves, kuwait, soldier, military

Listen to Your Heart

Jan 28, 2013 by Sallie Barker

While most people are aware of the symptoms of a heart attack, fewer people know about other, more common forms of heart disease. Nearly 5 million Americans are currently living with congestive heart failure, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), and almost 1.4 million of them are under the age of 60. Another 2.2 million Americans have irregular heart beats. Heart failure is responsible for 11 million do...

Tagged: congestive heart failure, heart month, afib, central georgia heart center

Castleberry Named to Leadership Georgia Class of 2013

Jan 21, 2013 by Sallie Barker

CEO David Castlesberry has been named to the LEADERSHIP GEORGIA Class of 2013. LEADERSHIP GEORGIA is a prestigious 40 year old organization of community and state leaders. Affiliated with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, LEADERSHIP GEORGIA trains and builds a network of emerging young leaders from across the state. Past participants include a number of influential state and national leaders ranging from former U.S. Sen...

Upson Welcomes its First Baby of 2013

Jan 4, 2013 by Sallie Barker

Upson Regional Medical Center welcomed its first baby of the New Year a few days into 2013. Jake McFarlan, son of Matt and Kathryn McFarlan, arrived at 7:58 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 3. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 inches long. As a New Year baby, Jake was presented a variety of presents from Upson’s Labor and Delivery staff.