Oconee Regional Medical Center Reaccredits its Medicare-Certified Diabetes
Self-Management and Education Program
ORMC’s Diabetes Self-Management and Education Program (DSME) has recently renewed its status as an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), a National Accredited Organization, certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This allows the people with diabetes in and around Baldwin County increased access to high quality diabetes education services.
Oconee Regional Medical Center Launches Informational Website Dedicated to Educating Community on Plan to Move Forward
Oconee Regional Medical Center has launched a new informational website – OconeeRegionalForward.com – as a way to educate employees, physicians and the community on a number of significant efforts underway to strengthen Oconee Regional and ensure the hospital continues to provide excellent care to the 90,000 people it serves.
ORMC Wins Statewide Patient Safety Award for Improvement in ICU Care
The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented its prestigious Quality and Patient Safety Award to Oconee Regional Medical Center for its project that improved quality of care in the intensive care unit (ICU). The project, titled “It Matters: Right Location, Right Care, Right Physician – Best Outcome” won third place in the Hospitals with 100 to 299 Beds category. These annual awards recognize Georgia health care organizations for achievement in reducing the risk of medical errors and improving patient safety and medical outcomes.
Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville, and Jasper Memorial Hospital in Monticello, announced today the implementation of a youth visitation policy for the protection of patients, visitors, and hospital staff. Effective immediately, children must be age 12 or older in order to visit patients on the third and fourth floors of ORMC and patient rooms at Jasper Memorial Hospital and The Retreat Nursing Home.
With its recent launch of a new patient portal program called “My ORMC Records,” Oconee Regional Medical Center now offers patients the option to access select portions of their health records online, through the main hospital website at: www.OconeeRegional.com.
Oconee Regional Medical Center, along with medical staff leadership, nursing leadership and management, is committed to the safety of our staff and community. JoAnna Wagner, RN, Infection Prevention and Control manager at ORMC, said, "Twenty thousand Americans died related to the flu last year.”
Physical Therapy Has Moved As of June 9th. The Oconee Regional Medical Center's Physical Therapy Department moved to 1203 Columbia Drive, adjacent to Oconee Orthopedics. For an appointment, call 478-454-3640.
Oconee Regional Medical Center Announces Strategic Partnership
Oconee Regional Health Systems (ORHS) and Oconee Regional Medical Center (ORMC) in Milledgeville along with Central Georgia Health System (CGHS) and The Medical Center of Central Georgia (MCCG) in Macon today announced their intent to enter a partnership that will allow the two entities to jointly develop healthcare services for the benefit of Milledgeville and its seven surrounding counties.
ORMC Partnering to Prevent Maternal Deaths during Pregnancy and Birth
With U.S. women experiencing a greater risk of death from pregnancy-related complications than women in 46 other countries, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) launched a multi-year three pronged initiative to improve the treatment of pregnancy related complications. The first initiative focuses on improving the treatment of obstetric hemorrhage—one of the leading causes of death during labor and delivery.
Thanks to the generosity of an organ donor, Jackie DeLoach is enjoying a second chance at life. Twenty-two years ago, just twelve days after giving birth to her daughter, Megan, Jackie was diagnosed with postpartum cardiomyopathy – heart failure.
Hospital and health System CEOs from central and south Georgia announced today their plans to participate in a newly formed alliance which will create one of the nation’s largest collaborations of hospitals, healthcare systems and physicians aligned to develop a clinically-integrated network. The alliance, to be called Stratus Healthcare, consists of 23 hospitals and approximately 1500 physicians.
Oconee Regional Medical Center’s Marketing Department was recently recognized by Healthcare Marketing Report during their 30th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards. Nearly 4,000 entries were received in this year’s largest healthcare advertising awards competition.
Oconee Regional Medical Center is beginning a process to identify unmet health needs in Baldwin County through a Community Health Needs Assessment, with the goal of gaining better understanding of local health challenges to assist with developing programs to improve the health status of our community, This assessment will present an opportunity for ORMC and local health partners and providers to join forces and develop strategies for meeting issues and concerns identified through this process.
Applications being Accepted for Sam Goodrich, MD, Scholarship
Oconee Regional Healthcare Foundation presents the Samuel M. Goodrich M.D. Endowed Healthcare Scholarship in honor of an extraordinary physician who valued offering financial assistance to those entering healthcare. The guidelines to be used by the Advisory Board of the Scholarship Fund are: 1. Recipients must be enrolled in a healthcare or healthcare-related field of study. 2. A minimum of two years toward a program should be completed to demonstrate commitment to the particular field of study for undergraduate programs. All graduate program students meet this qualification. 3. Preference will be given to Baldwin County, Georgia current or former residents, but in the absence of qualified candidates from this area, other applicant qualifications will be considered. 4. Deadline for application submission is May 31, 2013. Click on the "Foundation" tab for information and the application
Beginning Monday, January 21, 2013, and until further notice, all visitors must be 17 years of age or older to enter patient treatment areas at Oconee Regional Medical Center; Jasper Memorial Hospital; the Oconee Wound Healing Center; the Oconee Cancer Treatment Center; and the Oconee Sleep and Wellness Center.
ORMC's Diabetes Self-Management Program Re-accredited
ORMC’s Diabetes Self-Management Education and Training Program was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This will allow residents in and around Baldwin County increased access to critical diabetes education services.
Oconee Regional Medical Center Earns “Top Performer on Key Quality Measures” Recognition from The Joint Commission
Oconee Regional Medical Center today was named one of the nation’s Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. ORMC was recognized by The Joint Commission for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care, children’s asthma, stroke, venous thrombo embolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services.
The Samuel M. Goodrich, MD, Endowed Healthcare Scholarship was recently awarded to Jennifer Kirby, Kristen Whipple, Kent Mathias, Kalli Trepagnier, and Kelli Chandler in a reception at Oconee Regional Medical Center.