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.



Daisy Award Winner

Congratulations Patricia Scott, LPN, Daisy Award Recipient!!

“Patricia is soft spoken and is always working to provide the best care to the residents as well as their families.  Patricia is kind and loving and takes her time to get to know her residents.  Patricia does not publicize the good deeds she does for the residents such as bringing their favorite things, or warming their coffee, she gives them Bath and Body Works or Victoria Secrets fragrances.  I’ve witnessed the hugs she gives and the hands that she holds when the going gets tough.  I nominate this nurse because skills are taught and love comes from the heart.  “What comes from the heart reaches the heart”.  Thank you Patricia.”

Nominated by Paula Parris




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


Diabetic Education Offered

Memorial Hospital and Manor recognizes the impact diabetes has on it’s community and the world at large. That’s why we offer FREE Diabetic Education the first Thursday of every other month. Classes include information about treatment strategies, meal planning, medication, and support. Please contact Deborah Brown, Education Coordinator at (229) 243-6100 Ext. 450, or for information about upcoming classes.


Want to say Thank You to your Nurse?


As simple as it may seem, it’s always nice to hear thank you. Showing gratitude is a great habit! We’re very proud of our nursing staff for the competent and compassionate care they give every day. That’s why we  want to hear about the care you received. MHM has joined with The DAISY Foundation to honor these  extraordinary nurses throughout the year. Please share your story of what your nurse has meant to you, and your nurse may be selected to receive this very meaningful recognition. Complete the attached nomination form and return it to


RN Opportunities Available Now!!

We’re looking for some more good nurses to partner with the awesome ones we already have! Benefits are excellent. Work schedules are accommodating with shifts  available in Med/Surg, Emergency, and OB/LDRP Departments. Apply online, visit Human Resources at 1605 E. Shotwell St. Bainbridge, GA  39819 or Call (229) 243-6161 for inquiries. We would love to have you join our team!


A Sincere and Heartfelt Thank You…

To all Memorial Hospital and Manor staff who were away from your family during Hurricane Irma, you are so much appreciated!  Your commitment and dedication to our patients and to our community cannot be measured in words.  Your Hospital Leadership, the Hospital Authority and your community thank you for your service.



Dr. Robinson celebrates 30 years of service

Many know Don Robinson, M.D., as Dr. Robinson.  Ask any person in this area if they know someone that was delivered by Dr. Robinson and they will probably tell you that he delivered them.  Dr. Robinson has served the community of Bainbridge for 30 years, tomorrow, Thursday, August 3.  Not only has his faith in God been the driving force in his practice, family and life, it has also been the inspiration for his continued work and involvement in his community.

Originally from Macon, Georgia, Don Robinson was a leader in high school and an ROTC Captain.  He was pre-med with a major in Biology at Mercer University.  He attended on a survivor-benefit and various scholastic scholarships.

After graduating from Mercer, Don married Mary and the newlyweds moved to Augusta.

Don Robinson attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where he studied straight through school, never taking a summer off.  He joined the Air Force on a military scholarship.

After Don graduated from medical school, his active duty was deferred until completion of his residency in Macon at the Medical Center of Central Georgia. During this time, Don Robinson lost his mother, but with his loss came the birth of his son, Talmadge Robinson (Tal).  After residency for his OB/GYN specialty, Don was called to active duty and the family shipped off to Rapid City, South Dakota. Don was stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base for the better part of three years.

Don Robinson’s final tour of duty was at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia, where his daughter Laura was born in 1986.

Dean Burke, now Senator Burke, was looking for a partner for his medical practice in Bainbridge. Don and Dean both attended the Medical College of Georgia and shared the same hospital for residency. Don finished active duty in 1987 and moved the family to Bainbridge to join Dr. Burke as a partner in private practice.

Dr. Robinson has served as the Chairman for the Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce and along with former Secretary of the State of Georgia, Cathy Cox, helped to create and establish the Decatur 21st program which teaches leaders how to perform in the twenty-first century. 

Dr. Robinson also created and fostered the original driving tour of Historic Bainbridge.   His passion for photography is well-known and his work was displayed for years as a mural at the Welcome Center of Bainbridge.

With the former Bainbridge Running Club, Don was an active participant.  He proudly represented our community in 11 marathons at various sites, from Boston to Orlando, all after the age of 40!

According to his wife, Mary, and many other patients and leaders in the community, Dr. Robinson is not a doctor for any personal gain.  He is truly in medicine for all the right reasons.  Dr. Robinson has been serving wherever the Lord has led him. “Bainbridge has been great to Don, and he has established many lifelong friends with his colleagues, as well as his patients.” Mary said of her husband, “His medical practice is a ministry. He has been with his patients through lots of joy and pain.”

Dr. Robinson is very active in his church, Southwest Baptist of Bainbridge.  He also served in multiple capacities for many years as a member of First United Methodist Church of Bainbridge.