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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 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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7th Annual “Hippity Hop for Your Heart” 5K Scheduled for April 13

7th Annual “Hippity Hop for Your Heart” 5K Scheduled for April 13

George County’s 7th Annual Heart Walk is set for Saturday, April 13th. The Heart Walk begins at 8:30 (registration begins at 7:00) on the hospital’s campus with a 5K Fun Run through the city of Lucedale. There will also be a One Mile Fun Run, which starts at 8:40 a.m. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association….

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George Regional Hospital Honored with  Hospital Strength Index Award

George Regional Hospital Honored with Hospital Strength Index Award

The Mississippi Rural Health Association recently held a reception to recognize leaders in healthcare throughout the state. George Regional Hospital received the Overall PPS Hospital Strength Index Award. The State consults with an independent health analytics company to analyze and compare rural hospitals across the state. The award was based on hospital specific data for 70…

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