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Memorial Hospital and Manor Physicians attend Stratus Retreat
Dr. Dean Burke was among the many stellar presenters at the Stratus Leadership Retreat at the Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro on February 20th 2015. Dr. Burke highlighted some of the major hurdles ahead for the medical community as we navigate through the rapidly changing landscape in healthcare delivery. He stated, “I believe it is crucial for hospitals like ours to align with like-minded hospitals to begin the process of improving patient care and our health care economics at the same time. This can only be done when physicians work together, establish best practices and hold each other accountable. We can't be afraid to change; we need to embrace it.”
Stratus Healthcare is a collaborative partnership of hospitals, the largest of its kind in the Southeast, in Georgia that has formed to create a network of hospitals, health care systems and physicians who are culturally aligned and wish to maintain their autonomy. Members of the Stratus Healthcare alliance will work together to exchange best practices, combine resources, develop coordinated information systems, reduce costs and manage the health of populations, providing the Federal healthcare reform will require that medical care be reimbursed based on a fee-for-value framework rather than the fee-for-service model used in the past.
Currently Stratus comprises 30 Hospitals, 16 Health Systems which includes approximately 2,000 Physicians in the Southeast.
The purpose of the 2 day retreat was to bring together key members of the medical community to allow for sharing of ideas surrounding the critical issues in this current phase of health transformation. Among the other attendees from Memorial Hospital and Manor were Drs. Linda Jones, Donald Robinson and Winston Price. Dr. Price noted, “Each of us recognized the unique role that we play, working along with Stratus Healthcare, in assuring that quality, collaboration and efficiency in healthcare remain a guiding force as we navigate through the 21st century in creating a healthy America.” “Policies will not work, however, if behaviors that undermine a culture of change go unobserved, unreported and unaddressed,” commented Dr. Jones.
It is important to recognize that all major industries have gone through an evolution recently to improve profitability while at the same time responding to consumer demand for better, quality service at the most economical cost. The explosion in medical tourism where more than a million Americans travel abroad annually in search of quality health care by board certified physicians at bargain prices demonstrates how market forces can further drive change in our medical industry. Dr. Robinson stated, “The seminar was a chance for physicians from different hospitals to all gather together in the name of patient care working to protect safe and efficient patient-centered healthcare for our patients well into the future.”
Memorial Hospital and Manor is proud to be a member of the Stratus Healthcare initiative. MHM is truly striving to create a healthy future for our community each and every day.
Dr. Adrienne Crow to join Magnolia Women’s Center on December 1, 2014.
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Dr. Adrienne Crow will be joining Magnolia Women’s Center on December 1, 2014. She will be entering the OB/GYN practice of Dr. Jason Moye, Dr. Don Robinson, and Claire Wright, PA-C, located at 1501 East Miluli Avenue in Bainbridge.
Dr. Crow graduated from the Meharry Medical College School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee in 2008. She attended Mercer University’s School of Medicine, and completed her OB/GYN residency training in 2012.
Dr. Crow has participated in many medical research projects, received numerous awards and recognitions, given many public presentations, volunteered in leadership capacities in many communities, and had some of her research published. She is currently a member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Billy Walker, CEO, stated, “We are very excited to have Dr. Crow joining our staff, and are very glad that she chose to join our community. We will now be able to offer a Women’s Center to our community that has 3 Physicians and a Physician’s Assistant on staff to oversee all aspects of women’s health. We will be hosting a reception to introduce her to the community once Dr. Crow gets settled, and will be communicating information about that in the upcoming weeks.”
Dr. Dean Burke, Chief Medical Officer, stated, “We are glad to have Dr. Crow joining Magnolia Women’s Center, and are very confident that her addition will be a positive one for all of our female patients. We are anxious to get her started and settled into her new role with Memorial Hospital and Manor.”
For appointments with Magnolia Women’s Center, contact 229-243-0152.
Physician Spotlight October 2014
Mike Sims, DpO, Optician
Physician Spotlight September 2014
Dr. Lisa W. Martin, Optometrist
Physician Spotlight August 2014
Dr. Aric J. Aldridge, Ophthalmologist
Memorial Pediatrics adds Saturdays to sick and urgent care hours in August 2014
Memorial Pediatrics announces new hours that will be more convenient for their patients and families. During August 2014, Memorial Pediatrics began offering sick and urgent care appointments on Satrudays from 8:30am-11:30am. This is a continuation of the extedend hours that they began offering during the week in June 2014. So, Memorial Pediatrics now has sick and urgent care appointments available for Pediatrics patients Monday-Friday from 8:00am-6:30pm and Saturday from 8:30am-11:30am. We are very pleased to be able to offer more convenient hours to our patients! For more information, please call 229-248-0011.
Winston Price, M. D., from Memorial Pediatrics affiliated with Memorial Hospital and Manor was recently recognized in a special edition of Influential News due to his involvement with promoting flu vaccinations. We are very proud of Dr. Price for this special recognition!
Please see the article published by Influential News as reported in their June 2014 Newsletter:
Memorial Pediatrics announces extended sick and urgent care hours for their pediatrics patients to begin on June 16, 2014
Memorial Hospital and Manor announces that Memorial Pediatrics will now have extended sick and urgent care hours for Pediatric patients.
One June 16, 2014, Memorial Pediatrics, affiliated with Memorial Hospital and Manor, will begin having sick and urgent care appointments available Monday through Friday until 6:30pm for their Pediatric patients. This service comes as a direct result of ensuring that we continue to offer more convenient service to our patients.
Memorial Pediatrics is a full service pediatric practice located at 603 Wheat Avenue in Bainbridge, Georgia. They are capable of caring for newborns, infants, toddlers, young children, and adolescents. Services offered include nursery care, hospital care, immunizations, preventive well visits, and urgent care for illnesses. They also conduct school, sport, employment, and camp physicals by appointment.
Urgent and sick care during the extended hours requires an appointment, and parents should call 229-246-1209 for more information. Information about Memorial Pediatrics is also available on our website at:
We are very proud to be able to continue to offer extended hours and service that are more convenient for our patients. Our goal is Every Patient, Every Time and ensuring that we provide the best possible care for all of our patients and their families.
Memorial Pediatrics begins extended sick and urgent care hours on June 16, 2014
Memorial Pediatrics announces new hours that will be more convenient for their patients and families. On June 16, 2014, they will begin having urgent and sick care available for their Pediatric patients from 8:00am until 6:30pm, Monday through Friday. For more information, please call 229-248-0011.
Pediatrician Mary Beth Smith, M.D., Returns Home
Mary Beth Whittaker Smith, M.D., has returned to Bainbridge to practice Pediatrics in her hometown. She has joined Pediatricians Matthew Buck, M.D., Mandy Moye, M.D. and Winston Price, M.D., and Family Nurse Practitioners Deborah Flowers, FNP-C, and April Heard, FNP-C, at Memorial Pediatrics in Bainbridge. She is a member of the Active Medical Staff of Memorial Hospital and Manor.
A 2002 graduate of Grace Christian Academy, Dr. Smith is the daughter of Charles and Georgenia Whittaker of Bainbridge. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She received the Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta in 2010, and she recently completed a Residency in Pediatrics at the Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina.
Dr. Smith and her husband, Taylor, are the parents of a 13-month old daughter, Georgia. Dr. Smith began seeing patients on Tuesday, September 3rd. Appointments for babies and children of all ages may be made with her by calling (229) 246-1209. Her office is located at Memorial Medical Center, 603 Wheat Avenue, Suite 450, in Bainbridge.
Matthew Buck, M.D., Joins Memorial Pediatrics
Memorial Hospital and Manor is pleased to announce the association of Matthew Buck, M.D., in the practice of pediatrics with Board Certified Pediatricians Mandy Moye, M.D. and Winston Price, M.D., and Family Nurse Practitioners Deborah Flowers, FNP-C, and April Heard, FNP-C, at Memorial Pediatrics in Bainbridge.
A native of central Florida, Dr. Buck graduated from the Florida State University with the Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. He received the Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Florida State University College of Medicine, and he recently completed a Residency in Pediatrics at the Medical Center of Central Georgia/Mercer University in Macon. Dr. Buck and his wife, Evah, have moved to Bainbridge, and he will begin seeing patients on July 23rd.
Appointments for babies and children of all ages may be made with Dr. Buck by calling (229) 246-1209. His office is located at Memorial Medical Center, 603 Wheat Avenue, Suite 450, in Bainbridge.
Primary Care Physicians Are Accepting New Patients at Amelia Medical Plaza April 2013
Amelia Medical Plaza is now open with extended hours, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-ins are welcomed after 5 p.m. only.
Omar Al Haddad, M.D.
Omar Al Haddad, M.D., opened his Family Medicine practice in Bainbridge last year. He received his medical degree at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan in 2004. He completed a Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Al Haddad was born in Syria and lived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, before moving to the United States. Appointments may be made with Dr. Al Haddad by calling his office at (229) 243-6900.
Shawn Surratt, M.D
Shawn Surratt, M.D., received the Doctor of Medicine degree from the Central America Health Sciences University in Belize, Central America. He also graduated from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management.
Dr. Surratt completed the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency Program at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany. He also completed a preliminary general surgery residency/internship at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dr. Surratt is a Major in the United States Air Force Reserves 919th Special Operations Medical Squadron. Appointment with Dr. Surratt may be made by calling (229) 243-6900.
Angela Tyus, FNP-C
Angela Tyus, FNP-C, is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner at Amelia Medical Center. She received the Associate Degree in Nursing in 1998 from Darton State College and she received the Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2005 from AlbanyStateUniversity. In 2009, she completed the Master of Science degree in Nursing at AlbanyStateUniversity and she holds national board certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Tyus worked at Memorial Hospital and Manor in 1998 in the Med/Surg unit and Emergency Department. She has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a family medicine practice since 2009. Appointments may be made with Ms. Tyus by calling (229) 243-6900.
Richard D. Zlotnik, M.D., F.A.C.S., Joins Surgical Practice
Charles A. Walker, M.D., and Memorial Hospital and Manor are pleased to announce the association of Richard D. Zlotnik, M.D., F.A.C.S, in the practice of General Surgery. He is Board Certified in General Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Zlotnik graduated Cum Laude from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, with the Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. He received the Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Zlotnik completed a Residency in Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, where he coordinated the Surgical Residency Program. He also completed advanced graduate training as a Surgical Registrar in Kent, England.
For the past 27 years, Dr. Zlotnik has served as Chief of Surgery and practiced general surgery at hospitals in New Hampshire, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts. Before moving to Bainbridge with his wife, Leslie, Dr. Zlotnik served as Chief of Surgical Services at Russell County Medical Center in Lebanon, Virginia.Appointments may be made with Dr. Zlotnik by calling (229) 243-1700. He will begin seeing patients on January 22 at his office, which is located in the building with Charles A. Walker, M.D., at 1502 E. Evans Street in Bainbridge.
Omar Al Haddad, M.D., Joins Memorial Hospital and Manor Staff
Memorial Hospital and Manor is pleased to announce the addition of Omar Al Haddad, M.D., to the hospital’s active medical staff. Dr. Al Haddad recently opened his Family Medicine practice at 1512 East Evans Street in Bainbridge.
Dr. Al Haddad received his medical degree at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan in 2004. He completed a Residency in Family Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he served as Chief Resident. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Al Haddad was born in Syria and lived in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, before moving to the United States.
Appointments may be made with Dr. Al Haddad by calling his office at (229) 243-3361.
Mandy Moye, M.D., Joins Memorial Pediatrics
Alicia Estillore, M.D. and Memorial Hospital and Manor are pleased to announce the association of Mandy Sampson Moye, M.D. with Memorial Pediatrics in Bainbridge. A native of Thomasville, Georgia, Dr. Moye graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mercer University with the Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She received the Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Mercer University School of Medicine, and she recently completed a Residency in Pediatrics at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. While at Mercer, Dr. Moye received the Outstanding Pediatric Resident Teaching Award and the Mercer University Dean's Choice Award.
Dr. Mandy Moye is married to Jason Moye, M.D., who joined Memorial Hospital and Manor's active medical staff last year in the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Appointments for babies and children of all ages may be made with Dr. Mandy Moye by calling (229) 246-1209. Her office is located at Memorial Medical Center, 603 Wheat Avenue, Suite 450, in Bainbridge.
Jason Moye, M.D., Joins Burke and Robinson, M.D., P.C.
Jason Moye, M.D., recently joined Dr. Dean Burke and Dr. Don Robinson of Burke and Robinson, M.D., P.C., in the practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology with their women's health practice. Dr. Moye cares for Obstetrics patients before, during and after their pregnancies. He also provides Gynecological care for women of all ages.
Dr. Moye received the Doctor of Medicine degree from the St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada in 2006. He also graduated from St. George's with a Masters of Public Health degree. He completed the Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from the Florida State University. Dr. Moye completed a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon. While at Mercer, he received awards for Outstanding OB/GYN Resident in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He received the Laparoscopic Resident Award in 2009.
A native of Tampa, Florida, Dr. Moye is married to Mandy Sampson Moye, M.D., formerly of Thomasville. Dr. Mandy Moye is currently completing a Residency in Pediatrics at the Medical University of Central Georgia, Mercer University. She will be joining the active staff of Memorial Hospital and Manor in the practice of Pediatrics next year. Appointments may be made with Dr. Jason Moye by calling (229) 243-3360 or (229) 243-0152. The office is located at 1501 Miluli Avenue in Bainbridge.
Dr. Lisa Martin Joins Bainbridge Ophthalmology
Lisa Wooten Martin, O.D., recently joined Bainbridge Ophthalmology, specializing in Optometry. As an optometrist, Dr. Martin performs routine eye examinations and writes prescriptions for glasses, contact lenses and ophthalmic medications. . She also specializes in the treatment and management of ocular diseases. She received the Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2009. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the Valdosta State University in 2004 and also completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Vision Sciences from Nova Southeastern University in 2007. A native of Bainbridge, Dr. Martin is married to Brent Martin, also from Bainbridge, and has twin sons.
Bainbridge Ophthalmology opened in 2004 with Aric Aldridge, M.D., as the first full-time ophthalmologist in Bainbridge. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Aldridge treats diseases and injuries of the eye, performs routine eye examinations for adults and children, and performs eye surgeries including phacoemulsification (cataract surgery), various glaucoma procedures, surgery for traumatic injuries, correction of misaligned eyes (strabismus), and eye lid surgery to correct vision obstruction and eyelid malposition. Dr. Aldridge is Board Certified in Ophthalmology.
Mike Sims, Dp.O., joined Bainbridge Ophthalmology as a Dispensing Optician and surgical assistant in 2005. He is qualified to fit eyeglasses and contact lenses, as prescribed by Dr. Aldridge and Dr. Martin. As a Dispensing Optician, Sims verifies prescriptions to determine the specifications of lenses, then recommends eyeglass frames, contact lenses, and lens coatings to the patient. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Opticians.