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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.

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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 Deborahb@mh-m.org for information about upcoming classes.

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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

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Hospital’s New CEO takes the helm

James “Jim” Lambert took the helm Monday, November 27th as MHM’s new Chief Executive Officer, .

 

“Physicians, Executive staff, and board members are united in recognizing that Jim’s skills and demeanor make him the best choice to lead Memorial Hospital and Manor,” said Authority Chairperson Glennie Bench. “Jim brings prior experience capably leading healthcare organizations as well as the vision, strategic acumen, and drive that will elevate Memorial’s healthcare services to new heights.”

 

The Hospital Authority utilized the services of Witt/Kieffer to conduct a nationwide search for the new CEO. From candidates vetted by the firm, the Authority conducted two rounds of interviews, the last of which included input from physicians, community leaders, and staff, as well as all of the Authority members.

 

Lambert served most recently as President of the Arkansas Health Alliance, a joint venture formed by CHI St. Vincent Health System and Conway Regional Health System to bring value to both organizations and the communities they serve. Prior to that, he was President and CEO of Conway Regional Health System in Conway, Arkansas, where he also previously worked as Chief Operating Officer.  During his tenure Conway Regional Health System earned the Arkansas Governor’s Quality Award in 2014 and received “Best in State” ratings by Healthgrades and Carechex.

 

In addition to the above experience, the Hospital Authority found several of Jim’s accomplishments to be particularly applicable to Bainbridge and Decatur County. These include Lambert’s track record of improving employee satisfaction and engagement, fund raising for capital projects, adding new service lines, and focusing on quality care and financial stability.

 

Lambert holds a Master’s Degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California San Diego in La Jolla, CA. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a former Rotarian. He enjoys tennis, golf, and backpacking.

 

Bench stated, “The Hospital Authority was eager to begin working with Mr. Lambert and will support him in making our hospital the best rural hospital in Georgia. We are confident he can lead us to meet that goal.”

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Memorial Hospital and Sanderling Renal Services Partnering

Did You Know?
Beginning October 1, 2017, Memorial Hospital & Manor (MHM) will be able to offer nephrology services to admitted patients that have a need for dialyses or a medical consultation with a nephrologist during their hospital stay.  MHM has partnered with Emory University and Sanderling Renal Services to provide this important service to our community and we hope that it helps keep our patients and their family members closer to home during their care.

 

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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!

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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.

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MHM WELCOMES NEW SURGEON

Dr. George Myers, IV is a native of Macon and has made his home here in Bainbridge with his lovely wife Lindsay and son, George the V who they call “Cinc”. Dr Myers says he likes the small town tight knit community feel of Bainbridge. He also likes being close to family and the beach. He enjoys the outdoor life, spending time with family, hunting and fishing. He says if he could be outside all the time, he would. Although we have plenty of outdoors, gnats, and humidity for him to relish, we are thankful to have him inside at Amelia Medical Plaza where he is currently taking new patients. Dr. Myers is a surgeon, a graduate of the Georgia campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his undergraduate studies at Georgia Southern. He worked at Mercy Health in Toledo, OH where he completed his five year surgical residency.

We are very happy to have Dr. Myers join our team.