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James Searcy Wins Statewide Hospital Hero Award

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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

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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

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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

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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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Upson Recognizes Employees for Loyalty

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Upson Regional Medical Center recognized more than 75 employees for milestones in service, ranging from five to 40 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 ...