Memorial Hospital and Manor is here to provide you with an opportunity to receive your vaccination on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2-4pm. We are currently offering the Moderna vaccination only. Our clinic does not require an appointment and you may enter through Patient Access at the front doors of our main lobby and stop at the registration desk. We strongly encourage you to vaccinate. The number of Covid-19 positive community members is on the rise, with 100% of those admitted to our facility not having received the vaccination. All visitors need to be screened at entrance and will be required to wear a mask.
Covid-19 Vaccination Plan
Currently the following groups are eligible for the COVID vaccine in Georgia:
If you are immunocompromised and would like to schedule a third dose of the Moderna COVID vaccine please bring a letter from your healthcare provider stating your personal healthcare issues.
Covid-19 Drive Through Testing and other Testing Information
Memorial Hospital and Manor will be reopening the COVID-19 drive through beginning August 30, 2021 for the collection of symptomatic patients for COVID-19 PCR samples only due to the surge of test requests on our out-patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The drive through will be available Monday through Friday from 1 PM to 3 PM and will be located at the front of the Hospital. (Please note the drive through services will not be available Monday, September 6th). A physician/provider order will be required for COVID-19 PCR testing. Please line up in the outer lane of the hospital breezeway on the date/time of operation for outside collection. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 surge and may adjust dates and times as necessary.
Preoperative patients and asymptomatic/exposure only patients needing COVID-19 PCR testing will continue to be registered & collected in the outpatient collection area inside the hospital along with any other lab work ordered on Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 4 PM. Out-patient preoperative cases for asymptomatic COVID-19 PCR testing can be collected after hours for surgery cases by contacting the lab to set up an appointment and coming inside & registering through the Emergency Room in the event the surgery should occur the next day.
Testing continues to be available through the local Health Department Region 8-2, 6 days a week. No order is required and testing is free. Appointments can be made by calling 229-352-6567. The COVID collection schedule is also available online at http://southwestgeorgiapublichealth.org,
Monoclonal Antibodies or Convalescent Plasma
What if you received passive antibody therapy for Covid-19 treatment?
- Defer vaccination for at least 90 days after receipt of passive antibody therapy (monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma). This recommendation applies to people who receive passive antibody therapy before receiving any Covid-19 vaccine dose and to those who receive passive antibody therapy after the first dose of a mRNA Covid-19 vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer) but before the second dose, in which case the second dose should be deferred for at least 90 days following receipt of the antibody therapy.
In partnership with Georgia Hospital Association, Memorial Hospital and Manor is asking citizens to participate in the “#Mask Up Georgia” Campaign to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The purpose of the campaign is to encourage organizations, businesses, and individuals to post on social media pictures or videos of themselves wearing masks and to accompany these posts with #MaskUpGA and a message about why they “mask up.”
“This campaign is about Georgians coming together for the greater good,” said GHA President and CEO Earl Rogers. “We, along with Gov. Brian Kemp, urge everyone to make the choice to wear a mask as part of collective efforts to stop the spread of this virus. Together, we can help keep our state healthy and well.”
MHM CEO, Jim Lambert, is asking everyone to wear their mask out in the community when they’re in stores or restaurants and can’t social distance. He encourages MHM employees and stated, “We as healthcare workers, can set an example for others in the community. The more people see others wearing a mask the more the more likely they are to wear one. None of us want to see a spike of Covid-19 cases in our community so it is incumbent on us to model behavior that can help get us all safely through this pandemic.”
Come on everyone! Let’s see those pics of you masking up. Post them and tell us why you “mask up.” Remember to include #MaskUpGA with your message and photo.
And the August Daisy Award goes to….Jared Thames, RN! Jared is one of our newest members of our ER team! His patient described him as “going above and beyond”…he “comforted me”… he “explained”…he was “kind”…and he “remembered me”. Congratulations for a well deserved honor.
Governor Brian Kemp has deployed National Guard troops to help battle the Coronavirus Pandemic. Troops are being deployed to assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the state to thoroughly clean them and train staff on employing more aggressive infectious disease control measures. They arrived at our facility Thursday, April 23rd and completed a thorough disinfecting of our nursing home, Memorial Manor. This helped the Manor maintain it’s zero positive record and provided additional consolation to family members and loved ones of residents that our facility is sanitized. We are proud of our troops and thank them for their service.
Congratulations Daisy Award Winner, Natasha Sanders, Med/Surg LPN.
Natasha was nominated by one of her patients. Some of the kind things he said about Natasha were, ”she went above and beyond”, “Always smiling and upbeat”, “her energy was contagious”, “she was very knowledgeable…documenting every procedure”, “passing everything on to the doctor and oncoming staff”, “eye for detail”, “great cleanliness”, “she would notice things, clean my room, wiping things down”.
Great Job Natasha!! We are proud of you!
As part of the Georgia HEART Hospital Program, First Port City Bank is supplying $131, 207 dollars of financial support to Memorial Hospital and Manor.
First Port City Bank is a strong believer in its communities and in the power of giving back. “We have a great respect for Memorial Hospital and Manor and the changes that are occurring,” said Scott Ewing, President of FPCB. “They work tirelessly to provide quality healthcare to our community and we are pleased to know that our gift will help this organization to thrive. I am also appreciative to our FPCB directors who have participated in this program individually. “
Memorial Hospital and Manor is grateful for the continued support through the Georgia Heart Program, “First Port City Bank leads our contributions from “C” Corporations and we are thankful for their vote of confidence,” says Jim Lambert
The Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit enables Georgia businesses and taxpayers to redirect their Georgia income tax liability to help support these qualified hospitals. Through this rural hospital tax credit program, a “C” Corporation or trust shall be allowed a 100% Georgia income tax credit for contributions to rural hospitals equal to the amount of the contribution, or 75 percent of the corporation’s or trust’s income tax liability, whichever is less.
Additionally, the IRS recently issued guidance confirming that for federal income tax purposes, “C” corporations can deduct rural hospital tax credit contributions as ordinary and necessary business expenses.
If you would like more information as to how this program can be beneficial to your business, please contact Lauren Harrell at Memorial Hospital and Manor at 229.243.6115.
We are very proud and pleased to announce Georgia Trend has ranked Memorial Hospital and Manor #1 of Georgia Medium Hospitals with 100 to 249 beds. Hospitals in the rankings included those that participated in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Value Based Purchasing program. A Total Performance Score was used to rank the hospitals using information on clinical process, patient experience, outcome and efficiency.