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SHINING STAR

Congratulations Kristen Hudgins, Occupational Therapist, and Shining Star Award recipient.

Kristen is an AWESOME THERAPIST!! She is described as “She never stops caring and working over and above to provide the best possible care”; “She constantly goes above and beyond to assist patients and coworkers”; “A truly incredible OT, employee, and person, an elite asset to this hospital”.

Congratulations Kristen!

 

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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

 

 

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Orthopedic Joint Replacement and Reconstruction Available Now

MHM is pleased to announce a new partnership with Dr. Brian Zirgibel, M.D., and  the return of Orthopedic Joint Replacement and Total Joint Reconstruction, services  provided by Dr.  Zirgibel of Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic.  Joint Journey, an informational class about surgery expectations, post surgery care, and medication has returned as well. Surgery is available with navigation! MHM is very excited about Dr . Zirgibels’s use of navigation assistance with knee replacement surgery as well as his anterior approach for hip replacements. Dr. Zirgibel joined TOC in 2018 and is seeing patients in their Bainbridge Clinic and Capital Medical Boulevard location in Tallahassee, Florida.   MHM is thrilled to offer this service to the local community and region because it will allows them to not have to travel to have any Orthopedic joint surgery. Dr. Zirgibel is accompanied by his seasoned nurse, Kasey Domack, LPN who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team.

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AMP receives national recognition

Amelia Medical Plaza has earned national recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for Patient-Centered Care for using evidence-based, patient centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships. NCQA’s President Margaret E. O’Kane said, “Recognition shows that Amelia Medical Plaza has the tools, systems, and resources to provide its patients with the right care, at the right time.” To earn recognition, which is valid for three years, AMP providers Dr. Shawn Surratt, Dr. Gloria Browne, Angie Tyus, FNP, Beth Hollis, FNP, Karren Elliott, FNP, and Kyle Kelley, FNP demonstrated the ability to meet the program’s key elements, embodying characteristics of the medical home. The MHM family echoes the sentiment of Medical Director, Dr. Dean Burke who said, “We are excited about this announcement because the staff and medical providers at Amelia Medical Plaza have worked extremely hard during this process to meet the extremely high NCQH Standard.” Congratulations and thank you to all who have supported this effort.

 

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Dr. Gloria Browne, M.D., joins MHM staff

Memorial Hospital and Manor is pleased to welcome Dr. Gloria Y. Browne, M.D., to Amelia Medical Plaza. Dr. Browne is a Family Medicine Provider who is now seeing patients a AMP. She has practiced medicine nationally and internationally and previously worked at MHM as a locum tenens physician. Dr. Browne brings a plethora of experience to AMP. If you’re looking for a provider, Dr. Browne is accepting patients. Schedule your appointment by calling Amelia Medical Plaza at (229) 243-6900.

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Georgia Trend ranks MHM Top 10

Memorial Hospital and Manor is ranked 8th out of 24 Top Medium Sized Hospitals in Georgia as noted in Georgia Trend Magazine, the magazine of Georgia business, politics, and economic development. Georgia Trend groups hospitals of similar size and mission. MHM is medium sized, a category with 100 – 249 beds.  A Total Performance Score was used to rank the hospitals using information on clinical process, patient experience, outcome and efficiency. The hospital rankings are based on CMS data downloaded Aug. 13, 2017.Analysis of the data was completed for Georgia Trend by a team of independent consultants from the Hull College of Business at Augusta University.We are very proud of the ranking and will continue to strive for our Mission to deliver courteous, respectful, safe, and quality care to every patient, every time.

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Chief Executive Officer, Jim Lambert

MHM  hosted  a “Meet and Mingle with the CEO” last week, giving employees an occasion to drop in for some informal social time with the “New Chief”.   Mr. Lambert said his first week was a good one that afforded him the opportunity to meet a lot of good people, see some good things,  and  identify some areas for enhancement.

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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.