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News from Meadows Regional

10/23 - Meadows Health Recognized by Healthgrades for Outstanding Patient Experience

VIDALIA – Meadows Health announced today that it has received the Healthgrades 2017 Outstanding Patient Experience Award.


10/06 - Robert Bell Receives August DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Robert Bell, Meadows Regional Medical Center ICU RN, received the August DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Thursday, September 28. 


09/29 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Receives Stroke Award from American Heart Association

VIDALIA - Meadows Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.


09/29 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Featured in Washington Post

VIDALIA – On Thursday, Sept. 5, Meadows Regional Medical Center was featured in an online article in the Washington Post as being one of a few hospitals in its rural areas where women can give birth.


09/29 - Blake Kirby Receives July DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Blake Kirby, Meadows Regional Medical Center Peds/Med/Surg RN, received the July DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Tuesday, Aug. 29. 


09/06 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Volunteer Retires After 40 Years

VIDALIA – For many, the standard retirement age is 66, but for Meadows Regional Medical Center auxiliary volunteer, Ollie Mixon, that wasn’t the case. Mixon recently celebrated her 90th birthday, and after 40 years of volunteering, she hung up her coat and retired Monday, July 31, 2017.


09/01 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Joins Emory Healthcare Regional Affiliate Network

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia and Emory Healthcare in Atlanta this week announced that Meadows will join the Emory Healthcare Regional Affiliate Network, a non-equity partnership aimed at strengthening the delivery and quality of healthcare for patients in Georgia and the Southeast.


08/09 - Safe Kids Toombs County Receives Outstanding U.S. Coalition Award

VIDALIA - Safe Kids of Toombs County has received the Outstanding U.S. Coalition Award at the 2017 Safe Kids Worldwide Injury Prevention Convention, better known as PrevCon, held Thursday, July 27, in Baltimore, MD.


07/27 - Renee Hester Receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Renee Hester, Meadows Regional Medical Center Emergency Department RN, received the June DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Monday, July 17. 


07/12 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Announces the Promotion of Tracey Kennedy to Director of Radiology

VIDALIA - Meadows Regional Medical Center is proud to announce that Tracey Kennedy has been promoted from Assistant Director of Radiology to Director of Radiology. 


07/06 - Lashley and Varnadoe Earn Double Meadows Moment Awards

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center presented double Meadows Moment Awards Thursday, June 29 to Michael Lashley, Emergency Services RN, and Etta Varnadoe, Patient Care Services RN Supervisor. Both were nominated for the award for going above and beyond to help a sick baby over Memorial Day Weekend.


06/30 - Toombs County Safe Kids Coordinator Earns Meadows Moment Award

VIDALIA – Bonnie Brantley, Safe Kids of Toombs County Coordinator, received the prestigious Meadows Moment Award Thursday, June 22 for her outstanding dedication to keeping kids safe in Toombs County and the surrounding area. 


06/23 - Dr. John V. Spence Receives Advanced Wound Care Certification

VIDALIA - Dr. John V. Spence, Meadows Advanced Wound Care Center physician, has been certified by the American Board of Wound Care Management as a Certified Wound Specialist Physician. 


06/15 - Morgan Coleman Receives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Morgan Coleman, Meadows Regional Medical Center Labor and Delivery RN, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses Tuesday, June 6.

Coleman was nominated for this prestigious award by Lauren O’Neal, who complimented her professionalism, kindness, and compassion during her hospital stay. “Morgan exhibited exemplary service to me during my stay, but she didn’t stop there,” O’Neal said. “She connected with my family, reaching out to them when they were concerned or things got a little stressful. She also stayed after her shift ended to help bring our bundle of joy into the world. Morgan’s caring and compassionate nature resulted in the best experience of my life.”


06/06 - Harvill to Present to the South Dakota Healthcare Marketing Society

VIDALIA - Last Summer, Elizabeth Harvill, Director of Marketing and Community Relations for Meadows Regional Medical Center, presented alongside of three other Healthcare Marketing professionals to the American Hospital Association Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development. In response to her presentation last Summer, she was approached by the South Dakota Healthcare Marketing Society to present at their Annual Conference this week at Cedar Shore Resort in Chamberlain, SD.


05/30 - The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center Dedicated and Operational

by Kathy D. Hilt
Associate Editor, The Vidalia Advance
hiltadvance@gmail.com

Phase II of the cancer treatment facility at Meadows Regional Medical Center is complete and the state-of-the-art treatment site was officially dedicated last Wednesday afternoon as the Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center. 


05/30 - Meadows Auxiliary Pledges $300,000 to The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center

VIDALIA - Meadows Regional Medical Center recognized its Auxiliary recently at a year-end dinner held in their honor at the Meadows Wellness Center. The event began with dinner, followed by a presentation of service milestone pins for number of service hours donated to the hospital.


05/26 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Launches Tele-ICU Program

Addition of telemedicine program providing ICU intensivist care will help enhance services to patients, reduce unnecessary transfers to larger hospitals

VIDALIA —Though more than five million patients are treated in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) across the country each year, there is an increasing shortage of qualified ICU intensivists. That’s why Meadows Regional Medical Center is launching a new program using telemedicine videoconferencing technology to enhance its ability to provide expert care at patients’ bedsides.


05/04 - Meadows Health Receives New Quality-Based Accreditation

Accreditation program is the only one to integrate ISO 9001 Quality Management System


04/28 - Meadows Achieves National Recognition

Meadows Regional Medical Center is now nationally accredited by the IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission) for its echocardiology program.


04/10 - MEADOWS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER GENERATES $245,527,361 FOR LOCAL AND STATE ECONOMY

In 2015, Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia generated more than $245,527,361 in revenue for the local and state economy, according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association. The report also found that, during the same time period, Meadows Regional Medical Center provided approximately $6,095,096 in uncompensated care while sustaining more than 3,627 full-time jobs throughout Vidalia and the rest of the state. 


04/06 - Meadows Regional Medical Center nurse specialist publishes article in diabetes journal

Susan McLendon MSN, APRN, CNS-BC, Rural Community Health Nurse Specialist at Meadows Regional Medical Center, has published an article in the April 2017 issue of the Diabetes Spectrum, a quarterly journal of the American Diabetes Association, which assists health care professionals in developing strategies to individualize treatment and enhance diabetes self-management education to optimize patient outcomes.


03/20 - MEADOWS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER GENERATES $223,684,480 FOR LOCAL AND STATE ECONOMY

– In 2014, Meadows Regional Medical Center generated more than $223,684,480 in revenue for the local and state economy, according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association. The report also found that, during the same time period, Meadows Regional Medical Center provided approximately $8,250,019 in uncompensated care while sustaining more than 2,474 full-time jobs throughout Vidalia and the rest of the state. 


03/20 - MEADOWS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER GENERATES $223,684,480 FOR LOCAL AND STATE ECONOMY

– In 2014, Meadows Regional Medical Center generated more than $223,684,480 in revenue for the local and state economy, according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association. The report also found that, during the same time period, Meadows Regional Medical Center provided approximately $8,250,019 in uncompensated care while sustaining more than 2,474 full-time jobs throughout Vidalia and the rest of the state. 


03/20 - Baby New Year

The first baby of the new year at Meadows Regional Medical Center was born to Takerra Johnson and Taven Johnson of Mount Vernon.

 

Their baby boy was born on January 3, 2017, and entered the world weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measuring 19 ¾ inches.


03/20 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Rebrands As Meadows Health

Meadows Regional Medical Center has a new name. The health system will now be known as Meadows Health.  


03/20 - Air Evac Lifeteam’s Vidalia, Ga., Base Completes Move to Meadows Regional

The Vidalia Air Evac Lifeteam base opened the doors to its new location today. The base, including the aircraft and crew quarters, is now located on the campus of Meadows Regional Medical Center. The base was previously located at the Vidalia Regional Airport.


03/20 - Dr. Wayne Williams Among First in United States to Offer Newest Sinus Stent for Treatment of Patient

Vidalia ENT Associates’ Dr. Wayne Williams is among the first in the United States to offer a new product recently approved by the FDA to help keep the sinuses open after sinus surgery.


03/20 - New Certifications as Lactation Counselors

Vidalia Women's Center is very proud of four staff members who recently received certifications as lactation counselors. The lactation counselor is a healthcare professional who has demonstrated the necessary skills, knowledge and attitude to provide breastfeeding counseling and management support to patients and families. They will be able to help patients who have questions or problems related to breastfeeding either during their pregnancy or after delivery.


03/20 - Two Meadows Employees Recognized with Green Belt Certifications

Meadows Regional Medical Center recognizes two staff members who have recently completed the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certifications through the Institute of Industrial and System Engineers. This certification teaches industry leaders to improve processes within an organization by sharing tools and techniques to integrate principles of business, statistics, waste reduction, and engineering to achieve tangible results. Director of ICU, PCU and Observation, Renae Braddy, RN, CCRN, PCCN, LSSGB, and  Revenue Cycle Manager, Daphne King, MBA, LSSGB, both took the course in January.


03/13 - Meadows Regional Medical Center receives “Get With The Guidelines”-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement

American Heart Association Award recognizes Meadows Regional Medical Center's commitment to quality stroke care


02/27 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Rebrands As Meadows Health

Name change reflective of health system’s unprecedented growth, range of medical expertise


11/18 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Now Provides the Most Advanced Infection-Fighting Technology

Meadows Regional Medical Center offers the most advanced technology to clean hospital rooms and better protect patients against infections.


03/02 - Jackie Wright, RN, Recives DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

Meadows Regional Medical Center nurse, Jackie Wright,RN, was honored last week for excellent care by the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, a peer-elected awards program the hospital participates in each month. 


02/09 - Meadows Upgrades Advanced Imaging

Meadows Regional Medical Center leadership announced a one million dollar investment into upgrading the Computed Tomography (CT) technology on Monday. This upgrade converts the hospital’s two CT scanners into 320 – Slice CT machines. According to John Harrell, Meadows Director of Radiology, “the closest facility to us with two similar CT scanners is at University of Florida Health Center in Gainesville, Florida.”


02/02 - MEADOWS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER GENERATES $174 MILLION FOR LOCAL AND STATE ECONOMY

 Meadows Regional Medical Center generated $174,033,625 in revenue for the local and state economy according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association. The report also found that, during the same time period, Meadows Regional Medical Center provided approximately $9,099,906 in uncompensated care while sustaining more than 1,470  full-time jobs throughout the region.


09/08 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Awarded Grant for Breast Cancer Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              

MEADOWS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AWARDED GRANT
FOR BREAST CANCER SERVICES

Vidalia, Georgia – MEADOWS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER was awarded a grant in the amount of $150,000 through the Georgia Access to Care, Treatment and Services (ACTS) Breast Cancer License Tag Grant Program. The grant will fund mammograms in the Vidalia community. Georgia CORE – the Center for Oncology Research and Education administers the ACTS Grant on behalf of the Georgia State Office of Rural Health within the Department of Community Health.


02/21 - Meadows Senior Vice President Howard Holman received the Prestigious 2014 Citizen of the Year Award

Meadows Regional Medical Center Senior Vice President, Howard Holman was named the 2014 Vidalia Citizen of the Year, at the community event Thursday night at First United Methodist Church in Vidalia.

Accepting the honor Holman said  "I was afforded an opportunity to be successful in this community with all of the support I received from a whole lot of people.  I remember them to this day.  I remember the things they said and did to this day.  It's forgotten in their minds, but not in mine. This town is just very special to me," he said.

Holman is now an Senior Manager with Meadows Regional Medical Center  and is credited with recruiting 60 physicans during his tenure.  He says the city is part of his sales pitch.

"When I bring people here to Vidalia for the hospital, you have to talk them into coming here, but when they get here and they sense the energy and they meet the people, and it is easy to bring them here because this is the kind of community that brings quality to life.  All of you have to do is look around at the development of this community over the past 25 to 30 years here," he said.

Vidalia Citizen of the Year Awards are given to honor  individuals whose impact through the years are recognized and regarded with pride throughout the area as a role model. These outstanding citizens are chosen for their definable, exceptional deeds, with which has made their community a better place to live. Awards are given annually to deserving individuals based on local area nominations.


02/07 - MRMC is the First in the Region to Implement Innovative New Technology to Enhance Patient Safety

Meadows Regional Medical Center today announced that it has become the first hospital in the region to implement a new electronic hand hygiene monitoring technology with the goal of reducing healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).  The DebMed GMS (Group Monitoring System) will be installed at Meadows to increase hand hygiene compliance and reduce the risk of HAIs.


01/01 - Baby New Year

Vidalia, GA — The first baby of the new year at Meadows Regional Medical Center was born to Jose Padilla and Griselda Cibrian of Glennville.

Their daughter, Wuendy Jakelyn Padilla - Cibrian, was born on January 1, 2014 and entered the world at 12:03 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measuring 17inches long.


The couple were given a large basket from Meadows Regional Medical Center congratulating them on their new edition.
 


12/17 - Harvill Elected to Georgia Hospital Association Society of Marketing & Public Relations

Meadows Regional Medical Center Marketing Director has been elected as President – Elect of the Georgia Hospital Association Society of Marketing & Public Relations.


12/13 - Meadows Regional Medical Center’s Travis Roose Wins Statewide Hospital Hero Award

Travis Roose, Meadows Regional Medical Center Assistant Vice President of Cardiovascular Services, was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) annual Hospital Heroes Awards luncheon Dec. 10 in Atlanta. Roose, one of only 10 individuals statewide to receive the award, was recognized for his work in bringing an angioplasty program to the hospital and community.


12/11 - Meadows Awarded for Shifting Power to its Employees

Meadows announced today that it has been inducted into the Great Game of Business (GGOB) Hall of Fame at the 2013 National Gathering of the Games Conference in St. Louis last week. The All-Star Awards are sponsored by The Great Game of Business to recognize the companies who have demonstrated outstanding results in their business practices and company culture through their commitment to The Great Game of Business (GGOB).