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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Upson Recognizes Employees for Loyalty


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 ...



David Castleberry, CEO of Upson Regional Medical Center, was recently installed as the Chairman of the Georgia Hospital Association’s Center for Rural Health Board of Trustees. As Chairman, Castleberry will serve the board for a one-year term and help represent the interests of 74 small and rural...

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Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait


The March of Dimes says early, elective induction of labor significantly increases the chance of complications at birth, and it wants babies to get at least 39 weeks of pregnancy….So do the doctors and nurses at Upson Regional Medical Center. The last few weeks of pregnancy are really important i...

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It’s a GUY Thing: FREE Men’s Health Screening Sept. 11


As part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Upson Regional Medical Center and Board Certified physicians on its Medical Staff will offer a potentially life-saving screening for men, at no cost. The hospital will provide free prostate and colorectal screenings Tuesday, Sept. 11, from 5:30 p.m. to ...

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