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New Service at George Regional Hospital!

New Service at George Regional Hospital!

The Cardiopulmonary Department at George Regional Hospital is now offering Neonatal and Pediatric Echocardiograms. An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves (ultrasound) to create images of the heart and useful information about the heart’s anatomy and function.  Echocardiography is the most common test used in children to diagnose or rule out heart disease and…

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George Regional Hospital Volunteers Mark 20 Year Milestone

George Regional Hospital Volunteers Mark 20 Year Milestone

On August 6, 1998, the George Regional Hospital Auxiliary was established with 23 volunteers. Twenty years later, six of the original members still serve; Faye McNeill, Doris Alexander, Rose Burgess, Mavis Dungan, Coe Alice Sturgis, and JoAnn Weaver. The community is invited to attend a 20 Year Volunteer Celebration event on Thursday, September 27 at 2:00…

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Employee of the Month: Tara Tillman!

Employee of the Month: Tara Tillman!

Tara is a nurse in the Emergency Department and has been part of the George Regional Health System family for almost five years. Tara received two nominations: “Tara is literally the nicest nurse to the patients. She is always quick to comfort and offer a helping hand. It doesn’t matter how busy she gets, she always…

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George Regional Health System Construction/Parking Update

George Regional Health System Construction/Parking Update

Beginning next week, all traffic for George Regional Hospital Outpatient Services will be re-routed to the back side of Community Medical Center (CMC) via Ratliff Street. Parking will still be available in front of CMC, but no through traffic. Clearly marked fencing and signs will be in place to make this phase of construction as smooth…

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George Regional Health System’s Wellness Center Welcomes New Director

George Regional Health System’s Wellness Center Welcomes New Director

Jennifer Hillman officially took the leadership reins from long time Wellness Center director Jackie Shirley, who recently retired after 14 years of service. Jennifer is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer. “My goal is to facilitate enhanced health and overall well-being of our members. I also plan to promote nutrition and exercise education for the…

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Save the Date for the 5th Annual Pink Pumpkin Patch

Save the Date for the 5th Annual Pink Pumpkin Patch

Save the Date! Saturday, October 7th marks our 6th Annual Pink Pumpkin Patch 5K Breast Cancer Walk. All proceeds go to The Pink Heart Funds (Long Beach), which provides wigs for those undergoing chemo and The Pink Ribbon Fund (Hattiesburg) which helps with doctor bills and transportation. The entry fee is only $20 and includes a…

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George Regional Hospital Receives 5-Star Rating

George Regional Hospital Receives 5-Star Rating

The only hospital in a 100 mile radius to receive this top score. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed a national survey that asks patients about their experiences during recent hospital stays. The survey known as HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) compares hospitals based on 11 important hospital quality…

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George Regional Health & Rehab Adds New Spacious Patient Rooms

George Regional Health & Rehab Adds New Spacious Patient Rooms

More than just a Nursing Home, George Regional Health & Rehab cares for patients needing short term care to get them back on their feet as well as for long term patients needing 24 hour attention. The first phase of expansion was completed in the spring of 2014, with the addition of a new 21,000 square…

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Progress Underway! Big Changes Taking Place at George Regional Hospital

Progress Underway! Big Changes Taking Place at George Regional Hospital

With patient care at the forefront of construction plans, the hospital held a Groundbreaking Ceremony to commemorate the addition of a new 24,000 square foot expansion. “As your community healthcare system, it’s our responsibility to provide you with the best medical care and facilities that we can. With that purpose in mind, expanding our facilities has…

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