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Your Heart’s in the Right Place at Upson

Feb 1, 2012 by URMC Admin

February has long been associated with matters of the heart – love, cupid, chocolate, even heart health. February is Heart Health Month, a month dedicated to improving the cardiovascular health of men and women. Cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are our nation’s No. 1 killer. Although there are different types of cardiovascular disease, they all share common risk factors. Screening for these risk facto...

Million Dollar Milestone

Jan 23, 2012 by URMC Admin

The Upson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary surpassed milestone in 2011 when the group’s donations to the hospital tipped over the million dollar mark. In recognition of the major milestone, Board Chair Norman Morris presented the group with a Proclamation of Auxiliary Appreciation Week. “These dedicated people represent the best in community service,” said Morris. “More than donations of money, they give of their tim...

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Local Physician Chosen for National Award

Jan 16, 2012 by URMC Admin

TeamHealth, one of the nation’s largest healthcare professional staffing services for hospitals, honored Bert Wall, M.D. with its 2011 Medical Director of the Year award for Hospital Medicine. Selected by TeamHealth’s Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Wall was chosen for excellence in physician leadership from among 63 hospital medicine medical directors in 19 states. “He truly raises the bar for leadership among our colleag...

Upson Awarded for Patient Safety

Jan 5, 2012 by URMC Admin

Upson Regional Medical Center kicks off the New Year with two statewide awards for excellence in patient safety. Upson is recognized with first place in the 2011 Georgia’s Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Quality and Patient Safety Awards for Maintaining Zero Hospital-Associated Infections in its Intensive Care Unit and first place for implementation of its bedside medication verification (BMV) sys...

Upson Protects Patients from the Flu

Nov 28, 2011 by URMC Admin

By the end of most flu seasons only about 50 percent of Upson’s employees, volunteers and medical staff have gotten a flu shot. But this year — even before the first local influenza case had been confirmed — 95 percent of the hospital’s work force has been inoculated. “It has taken a lot of education and re-education of our employees and medical staff and a lot of dispelling myth,” said Infecti...