Upson Named to Top Hospitals List

Upson Regional Medical Center has been named one of the top small hospitals in the state by Georgia Trend. In its December edition, Georgia Trend released their list of 72 different facilities that excel in areas such as quality of care, patient satisfaction, mortality and readmission statistics ...

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James Searcy Wins Statewide Hospital Hero Award


ATLANTA – Upson Regional Medical Center’s James Searcy was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) annual Hospital Heroes Awards luncheon Dec. 4 in Atlanta. Searcy, who was one of only 10 individuals statewide to receive the award, was rec...

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State Recognition for Upson


The Georgia Council on Auxiliaries, an organization made up of hospital volunteers from throughout the state and sponsored by the Georgia Hospital Association, named David Castleberry as its Chief Executive Officer of the Year at its annual convention in Augusta last week. During the presentation...

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Cutting-Edge in the OR


Upson has a new and cutting-edge tool in the OR — Thunderbeat hand instruments and universal surgical platform. Thunderbeat is the world’s only surgical device that combines advanced bipolar and ultrasonic energies into a single multi-functional hand instrument, allowing surgeons to simulta...

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The Facts about Flesh-Eating Bacteria


Ever since news of Aimee Copeland, the Ga. woman who contracted flesh-eating bacteria after a zip lining accident, hit the air waves, news story after news story has popped up about additional cases, creating a flurry of fear and some misinformation. The news hit close to home last week, when th...

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