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COVID – 19 Update

COVID – 19 Update

  George Regional Health System is actively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as it develops. Please follow the Mississippi State Department of Health’s website for COVID-19 information: Mississippi State Department of Health     Press Release 3-19-20 The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) advises that given the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in Mississippi and the shortage…

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Loper Named 2019 Employee of the Year

Loper Named 2019 Employee of the Year

Waylon Loper is a nurse in the Emergency Department and has been part of the George Regional Health System family for three years. “Waylon is the hidden treasure of George Regional Health System. He is by far the best team player and most compassionate nurse we have. On any given workday all I have to say…

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George Regional Hospital Hosts Book Signing

George Regional Hospital Hosts Book Signing

Over the last few months, a book featuring George Regional Hospital departments and employees has been in the works. That book, George County Hospital, the First 50 Years, is now available. There will be a book signing Thursday, January 30 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Outpatient Lobby. The books are $20. The book…

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George County Students Earn Money for Participating in 5K

George County Students Earn Money for Participating in 5K

During George Regional Health System’s 8th Annual Pink Pumpkin Patch 5K, an incentive was offered to the students of George County to earn money for their sports/booster clubs. Taking the lead was Cross Country earning $750, followed by Soccer earning $500 and Band receiving the third place prize of $250. Greg Havard, CEO, presents a $500…

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George Regional Hospital Welcomes Sleep Medicine Specialist

George Regional Hospital Welcomes Sleep Medicine Specialist

The Sleep Center opened its doors in 2016 and continues to help those who struggle with sleep issues. “Our Sleep Center is growing and in order to provide our patients with the best standard of care, we have added a Sleep Medicine Specialist,” states Karen Saussy, BSHA-Ed, RRT, Director of Cardiopulmonary. “We are excited to welcome…

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Saussy Named Director of Cardiopulmonary for George Regional Hospital

Saussy Named Director of Cardiopulmonary for George Regional Hospital

Karen Saussy, BSHA-Ed, RRT, has been chosen to lead the Cardiopulmonary Department at George Regional Hospital. Karen has been a part of the George Regional Health System family since 2008. She has a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration from William Carey University and is a Registered Respiratory Therapist.  Karen has been instrumental in developing the…

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George Regional Health System Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening

George Regional Health System Offers Free Skin Cancer Screening

One in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, but, if caught early is 99% curable. Declan Hegarty, M.D., board certified surgeon at Community Surgical Center, will perform visual skin cancer screenings on Wednesday, July 24 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the George County Senior Center. The screening is completely free and…

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8th Annual Pink Pumpkin Patch 5K Fun Run!

8th Annual Pink Pumpkin Patch 5K Fun Run!

George Regional Health System is set to host its 8th Annual Pink Pumpkin Patch 5K & One Mile Fun Run on Saturday, October 12th. The 5k begins at 8:30 a.m. and the One Mile Fun Run begins at 8:40. All proceeds benefit two local charities; Pink Ribbon Fund and Pink Heart Funds. Entry is only $20…

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George Regional Hospital & Local Optometrists Partner with Hattiesburg Eye Clinic to Provide Eye Surgery Close to Home

George Regional Hospital & Local Optometrists Partner with Hattiesburg Eye Clinic to Provide Eye Surgery Close to Home

Eye care is important at any age, but sight-robbing conditions for seniors are especially important to treat. The board certified physicians from Hattiesburg Eye Clinic are now available to preform advanced cataract eye surgeries at George Regional Hospital. Optometrists Dr. Leslie Valentine, Dr. Gregory Loose, and Dr. Dillon Ott are pleased to have a local facility…

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George Regional Radiology Holds Open House & Ribbon Cutting

George Regional Radiology Holds Open House & Ribbon Cutting

The final phase George Regional Health System’s expansion and renovation project is now complete. George Regional Radiology celebrated with a ribbon cutting and open house. Community members, employees, and local officials gathered for the ceremony. The spacious new department allows all radiology services to be housed in one location, making it an easy transition for patients…

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