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Foundation Makes Major Gift to Hospital

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The Health Foundation of Upson Regional Medical Center has made its first major gift since its inception in 2006- $100,000 to the hospital for the purchase of two surgical lasers. One is a urologic laser, especially designed to break up stones. The “YAG” laser can eliminate bladder and kidney st...

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Dr. Jenkins Adds Provider to Growing Practice

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Dr. John M. Jenkins, MD, a family practitioner in Thomaston, announced this week the addition of a new provider, board certified family nurse practitioner, Brandi Swatts. Nurse Practitioners play a very important role in communities large and small, caring for patients together with doctors. By i...


Providers Trained to Communicate More Effectively about Childhood Obesity

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Georgia is facing a pediatric health and wellness crisis – with nearly a million Georgia children classified as overweight and obese and with many Georgia unable to do a push-up, walk a mile or even touch their toes. The health and wellness of Upson’s families is a priority to our med...

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Upson Named to Safety Leaders Circle

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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 pl...

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An Officer and a Physician

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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 d...

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