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Thank You FPCB!

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.

 

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Kim Zilis, Daisy Award Winner

Congratulations Kim Zilis, Daisy Award Recipient!!

Kim was nominated by coworker, Cassandra Bouie who says Kim took care of her during a difficult time.  Cassandra describes her as “a hero…, she took care of me…she showed genuine compassion…she saved my life!”.

 

 Kim was selected from several other nurses who were nominated for the Daisy Award:

Emily Swearingain, RN – Operating Room

Bob Ponder, RN – Emergency Department

Torrence McNelson, RN – Emergency  Department

Kerri Harrell, RN – Emergency Department

Ken Varnedoe, RN – Emergency Department

 

All of these nurses are well deserved recipients this nomination and honor! We appreciate their efforts to go above and beyond to care for our patients and each other.

 

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Shining Star!

And the winner is…… Jan Pope!!

Congratulations to our December 2018 Shining Star Award Winner Jan Pope, Cash Posting Manager.

She recently reached out to assist one of our outpatients during their time of need.  The patient needed assistance to get home near Augusta, over four hours away from our facility, and had no means of travel.  Jan purchased a bus ticket for her and she was able to get back home safely.

 Please congratulate Jan when you see her. Memorial Hospital and Manor is truly grateful to have her as a part of our team.

 Congratulations Jan for a well deserved recognition!

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We’re ranked #1!!

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.

 

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Career of Loving Care

Family Practice Provider, Kyle Kelley, FNP-C, and Nurse, Jasmine Daniels, LPN, captured the minds and hearts of West Bainbridge Elementary School Kindergarteners at Career Day. Both shared with students their reason for choosing a health care career, demonstrated the instruments they use daily to provide care, and left each student with valuable knowledge and a treat bag!

                   

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Rehab and Respiratory Opportunities Available Now!!

Spread the word….We have some great employment opportunities available for Physical Therapy Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, RNs and LPNs.  Benefits are excellent. Work schedules are accommodating and we have an amazing staff that is committed to every patient, every time.   Apply online, visit Human Resources at 1506 East Evans St. Bainbridge, GA  39819 or Call (229) 243-6161 for inquiries. We would love to have you join our team!

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Legislator of the Year

MHM congratulates our own, Senator Dean Burke, M.D., Chief Medical Officer!

GHA presented its prestigious Legislator of the Year Award to Georgia State Sen. Dean Burke (R-Bainbridge). The award recognizes an outstanding legislator who, through his or her efforts in the Georgia General Assembly, promotes legislation that helps ensure health care access for every Georgian and demonstrates support of GHA’s legislative goals.

As vice chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and chairman of the Senate Health Subcommittee of Appropriations, Sen. Burke supported state budget increases in emergency department reimbursement, including a 20 percent increase and 40 percent increase for urban and rural hospitals, respectively. He was also instrumental in raising the Rural Hospital Tax Credit to 90 percent from 70 percent during the 2017 Georgia General Assembly Session and then to 100 percent during the 2018 Session. The tax credit recently reached its full donation cap for the first time and will greatly help rural hospitals and the patients and communities they serve.

 

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First Port City Bank Makes Georgia HEART Donation

The MHM family extends a sincere “Thank You!” to First Port City Bank of Bainbridge. FPCB donated $52,000 to MHM through the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit  Program, Georgia HEART. The generously donated funds will be use to defray the expense of replacing the Infant Security System at MHM.  Georgia HEART is helping rural hospitals implement the  new rural hospital tax credit to increase their funding and their ability to provide for the health care of thousands of Georgians! For information about the rural hospital organization expense tax credit, and how you can donate please call                      (229) 243-6161 Ext. 115 or Heatherl@mh-m.org.