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02/26 - Brittney Sexton Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Health Environmental Services Professional Brittney Sexton was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Friday, Feb. 26.


02/23 - Importance of Kidney Health

Your kidneys are the bean-shaped organs that help the body filter fluids and waste out of blood and produce urine. These are essential functions for maintaining your overall health. That’s why it’s so important to keep your kidneys healthy, such as by managing chronic health conditions, making healthy lifestyle choices and working with a doctor to monitor risk factors.  


02/22 - Women’s Services Staff Receive February Daisy Awards

VIDALIA – Meadows Health Women’s Services employees Christy Brocato, Nurse Practitioner and Certified Midwife, and Abby Price, RN/Clinical Supervisor, received Daisy Awards Tuesday, Feb. 16.


02/17 - Some Keys to Preventing Cancer – Know the Risk Factors, Get Regular Screenings

Did you know lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancer account for more than half of all cancer-related deaths in Georgia? Unfortunately, it's true.


02/12 - Sha’Keema Wooden Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Health Medical Staff Operations Credentialing Assistant Sha’Keema Wooden was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Friday, Feb. 12.


02/10 - Rehab Therapies Can Restore Hope and Quality of Life

Meadows Health offers a range of rehabilitative therapy types aimed at helping people get their lives back. “Anything that has caused a disruption in a person’s daily routine – whether it’s from disease, trauma or disability – we help them to return to their prior level of function or it might be that we help them to heal first,” says Lynn Day, one of the occupational therapists working at Meadows Health. 


02/10 - Listen to Your Heart: Learn More About Heart Valve Disease

Heart valve disease can be there at birth or develop due to damage from previous heart conditions or infections. Age is the greatest risk factor for heart valve disease–one out of every 10 people age 75 and older have it. While some types are not serious, others can lead to major complications, including death. Millions of Americans have heart valve disease and every year, an estimated 25,000 people in the U.S. die from the disease.


02/03 - Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine

The new COVID-19 vaccine has been developed by the world’s leading researchers and scientists, has undergone significant and extensive trials and testing, and is believed to be the strongest defense against contracting and spreading the virus.

But as new as the vaccine is, we understand that you may have some questions. So we wanted to take a few moments to provide you with the latest CDC information in order that you can make informed decisions for yourself and your family.


02/01 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Wins Statewide Patient Safety Awards

ATLANTA – The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented two of its prestigious Patient Safety and Quality Awards to Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia. 


01/27 - Tips for a Strong, Healthy Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Roughly 90 percent of middle-aged people and 74 percent of young adults have one or more risk factors for heart disease, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, or being a smoker or overweight. Having multiple risk factors increases your risk for heart disease.


01/21 - Environmental Services Professionals Receive Meadows Moment Awards

VIDALIA – Meadows Health Environmental Services Professionals Susan McCumbers and Erika Ramirez were awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Thursday, Jan. 21.


01/18 - COUNTRY Financial Supports Meadows Regional Medical Center Through Operation Helping Heroes Donation

VIDALIA, GA – January 13, 2021 – Country Financial representative Dustin Booth is pleased to announce Meadows Regional Medical Center as 2020 recipients of a COUNTRY Financial Operation Helping Heroes donation. The $2,500 donation will be used to purchase PPE equipment.


01/15 - Helen Hussey Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Health Registered Dietician Helen Hussey was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Friday, Jan. 15.


01/11 - Meadows Covid-19 Vaccines Now Available By Appointment Only

VIDALIA – Meadows is currently administering COVID-19 vaccine in Phase 1A+ which includes: Healthcare workers (physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, EMS personnel, environmental services, etc.); law enforcement, firefighters, first responders; Adults aged 65+ and their caregivers.


01/04 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2021

VIDALIA – Every year a child has the chance to be recognized as the first born baby of the New Year.


12/30 - Meadows Health Administers First Doses of Covid-19 Vaccine to Healthcare Workers

VIDALIA — Meadows Health received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, Dec. 23 and immediately began administering the vaccine to healthcare workers.


12/14 - Unique Boutique Donates Giving Tuesday Proceeds for Cancer Patients

Vidalia – Unique Boutique of Vidalia donated a percentage of proceeds of sales to The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center from sales made on Dec. 1 to support local cancer patients. Proceeds were from sales which took place on Giving Tuesday and amounted to $300.


12/11 - Patient-Centered Advantages of Using Meadows Imaging Center

When you need a screening or a scan, you have options. Statewide, regionally, or even nationally, there are various healthcare facilities, hospitals, and centers to choose from. And while many share the same features, technology, and capabilities, there’s one factor that isn’t present just anywhere: trust.

We understand the significance of cultivating a trustworthy environment that provides high-level care and instills unshakable confidence in our patients. The Meadows Imaging Center is a place people come to get trustworthy results they can depend on to make educated and informed decisions about their health.


12/04 - Georganna Tippett Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Health Orthopedics Radiology Technologist Georganna Tippett was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Thursday, Dec. 3.


11/23 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Recognizes Clinical Ladder Award Recipients

VIDALIA – On Thursday, Nov. 19, Meadows Regional Medical Center nursing staff held a special Clinical Ladder Awards Ceremony to recognize and promote registered nurses and clinical staff for their level of achievement. Meadows Regional Medical Center Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Jeffrey Harden, presented each recipient with a certificate and check based on their level of completion within the program. 


11/11 - Morgan Hodge Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center OB Technician Morgan Hodge was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Wednesday, Nov. 11.


11/04 - Barberitos Donates Proceeds for Breast Cancer Awareness

Vidalia – Barberitos of Vidalia donated 20% of proceeds of sales to The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to support local breast cancer patients. Proceeds were from sales which took place October 24.


11/04 - Sherry Gaffney Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Health Business Services Denial Coordinator Sherry Gaffney was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Wednesday, Nov. 4.


10/23 - Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Staff Receive Daisy and Meadows Moment Awards

VIDALIA – Meadows Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab employees Shannon Hart, RN Clinic Coordinator, and Rhonda Phillips, Registered Respiratory Therapist, received awards Thursday, Oct. 22. Hart received the October Daisy Award and Phillips received the Meadows Moment Award.


10/16 - Judy Whitaker Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Information Services Clinical Support Analyst Judy Whitaker, RN, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Friday, Oct. 16.


09/28 - Samantha Walker Receives September DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Samantha Walker, RN BSN OCN, The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center Director of Cancer Care Services, received the September DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses Thursday, Sept. 24.


09/18 - Horne and Morgan Earn Meadows Moment Awards

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center presented Meadows Moment Awards to Mammography Techs Mendy Horne and Brittany Morgan Friday, Sept. 18.


09/17 - Flu vs. Covid-19: What is the Difference?

Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis.


08/13 - Celeste McLemore Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Health Cardiology Office Assistant (Cardiology Associates of Vidalia) Celeste McLemore was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Thursday, Aug. 13.


07/24 - Kassidie Ragan Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Registered Respiratory Therapist Kassidie Ragan was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Thursday, July 23.


07/23 - 10-Year-Old Boy Donates Goody Bags to Cancer Center

VIDALIA – At only 10 years old, Alex Winkler of Tattnall County is making a difference in the lives of so many.


07/21 - Cierra Stokes Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Security Officer Cierra Stokes was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Tuesday, July 21.


07/16 - Jasmine Garnes Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Cath Lab Tech Craig Dickens was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Thursday, July 16.


07/15 - Craig Dickens Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Cath Lab Tech Craig Dickens was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Wednesday, July 15.


06/17 - Meadows Health Re-Opening Safety

The health and safety of our patients and their families has always been our highest priority. That’s why, even as the state of Georgia moves forward with lifting restrictions put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re going to continue to operate under an abundance of caution, and we encourage everyone in the community to stay vigilant as well. That includes wearing face coverings, frequent handwashing, avoiding crowds and staying home when possible. 


05/28 - Kirby Allmond Receives May DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Kirby Allmond, Meadows Regional Medical Center Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Unit RN received the May DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses Wednesday, May 27.


04/30 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Accepted into Leadership GHA

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Jeffrey Harden was recently accepted into Georgia Hospital Association’s 2020-2021 Class of Leadership GHA.


04/16 - Robin Britt Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Pharmacist Robin Britt was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Wednesday, April 15.


03/18 - Special Edition of Health Talk Thursday, March 19 at 8:05 am

Join us Thursday morning on air as a panel of local experts discuss how Meadows is preparing for COVID - 19 and ways to protect yourself.


03/09 - Tracey Kennedy Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Director of Radiology Tracey Kennedy was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Monday, March 9.


03/09 - Jill Bailey Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Health Urology Certified Medical Assistant Jill Bailey was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Thursday, March 5.


03/09 - Nick Jones Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Information Services Technical Analyst Nick Jones was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Thursday, March 5.


03/03 - Sue Meeks Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Utilization Management Family Case Manager Sue Meeks was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Friday, Feb. 28.


03/02 - Matt Corbitt Receives February DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Matt Corbitt, Meadows Regional Medical Center RN and Patient Care Services Nursing Supervisor received the February DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses Wednesday, Feb. 26.


02/27 - Kayln Merritt Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Patient Access Outpatient Registrar Kayln Merritt was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Thursday, Feb. 20. 


02/22 - Meadows Health is searching for new talent!

Joining meadows Health just got more rewarding with a sign on bonus up to $10,000. Click here to find out how you can qualify! 


02/14 - Michele Mimbs Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Director of Cardiopulmonary Michele Mimbs was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Friday, Feb. 14.


02/05 - Williams and Smith Earn Meadows Moment Awards

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center presented Meadows Moment Awards to Peds/Med/Surg Techs Jannie Williams and Tamara Smith on Monday, Feb. 3.


02/03 - Felicia Johnson Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center PCU Nurse Technician Felicia Johnson was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Monday, Feb. 3.


01/30 - Meadows Health Imaging Center awarded $50,000 from Georgia’s Breast Cancer License Tag Fund

VIDALIA – Thanks to Georgia residents who purchased Breast Cancer License Tags, Meadows Health Imaging Center in Vidalia was awarded a grant of $50,000 to provide breast health education, prevention screening, diagnostic testing, and treatment to underserved women and some men from a 30-county region of Southeast Georgia.


01/29 - Show Your Heart Some Love

Heart disease is the leading cause of death among both men and women – and often it has no symptoms. The most common type is coronary artery disease (CAD), in which plaque builds up in the arteries, restricting blood flow. Untreated, CAD can lead to a heart attack or other catastrophic event. If you think you may be at risk for heart disease or a cardiac event, schedule a heart health check-up with a cardiologist today.

While some heart disease risk factors, such as age and family history of the condition, are out of your control, choices you make every day can make a real difference in promoting heart health.


01/28 - Meadows Health Auxiliary Presents Check to Meadows Imaging Center

VIDALIA - On Thursday, Jan. 23, Wanda McCranie, Meadows Auxiliary President, presented a donation of $50,000 to Meadows Health for a new mammography machine that will be placed at the Meadows Imaging Center. 


01/27 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Wins Statewide Patient Safety Award

ATLANTA – The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented its prestigious Patient Safety and Quality Award to Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia for its project that focused on reducing post-operative respiratory failure to a rate of 0 (zero) by using collaborative methods involving the physician offices, key stakeholders, hospital units, and their information service team. 


01/24 - Emergency Services Staff Receives Meadows Moment and Daisy Awards

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Emergency Services Nurse Technician, Alonza Middleton, and Emergency Services RN, Brenda Sutherland, received awards Friday, Jan. 10. Middleton received the Meadows Moment Award, and Sutherland received the January Daisy Award.


01/24 - Special Edition of Health Talk Thursday, March 19 at 8:05 am

Join us Thursday morning on air as a panel of local experts discuss how Meadows is preparing for COVID - 19 and ways to protect yourself.


01/22 - James A. Nixon, FACHE, Meadows Chief Operating Officer, Graduates from Leadership GHA

(ATLANTA) --- Meadows Regional Medical Center Chief Operating Officer James A. Nixon, FACHE, graduated from the Leadership GHA Class of 2019-20, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), on Friday, January 10, 2019. Nixon was one of only 19 hospital employees from around the state accepted into the most recent class.


01/06 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of the Decade

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center welcomes the first born baby of the decade, Ja'meria Elisa Brown.


12/27 - New Year’s Health Resolutions

While any time of year is a great time to commit – or recommit – to making healthy lifestyle choices, the most popular time for resolving to break bad habits and establish good ones is the start of a brand new year. If you’re among the many people making new year’s health resolutions this new year, we’ve got some tips that may help make them stick.


12/27 - Meadows Chief Operating Officer Receives 21st Century Leaders “30 for 30” Alumni Award

VIDALIA - Meadows Regional Medical Center’s Chief Operating Officer James A. Nixon, FACHE, is one of 30 outstanding alumni to receive 21st Century Leaders “30 for 30” Alumni Award. He is one of 17 Georgia honorees, who now represent organizations ranging from LinkedIn to NASA, which will be recognized at an awards reception on January 16, 2020 at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta.


12/23 - Pat McCallum Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center CT Supervisor Pat McCallum, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Friday, Dec. 20.


12/03 - Meadows Regional Medical Center First in Georgia to Offer GE’s 3D-Guided Stereotactic Breast Biopsy

VIDALIA — Meadows Regional Medical Center has announced that is the first facility in Georgia to offer GE’s 3D stereotactic biopsy technology that will both increase the capacity for early cancer detection and provide patients with access to enhanced breast imaging services closer to home.


11/26 - Lori Durden Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center Lead Office Assistant Lori Durden, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Thursday, Nov. 21.


11/20 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Recognizes Clinical Ladder Award Recipients

VIDALIA – On Thursday, Nov. 14, Meadows Regional Medical Center nursing staff held a special Clinical Ladder Awards Ceremony to recognize and promote registered nurses and clinical staff for their level of achievement. Meadows Regional Medical Center Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Jeffrey Harden, presented each recipient with a certificate and check based on their level of completion within the program. 


11/20 - Bone Up on Bone Health

Osteoporosis is often a concern we often associate with aging. But it’s never too soon to start taking steps to keep your bones healthy and strong. Lifestyle choices you make at any stage in life – such as eating a well-balanced diet, getting regular exercise and not smoking – can go a long way toward protecting your bone health. And there are steps you can take to help prevent falls if you’re prone to fractures. 


11/15 - Cancer Center Staff Receives Meadows Moment and Daisy Awards

VIDALIA –Meadows Regional Medical Center Lab Phlebotomist Sheila Gupton and The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center RN Candace Martinez received awards Monday, Nov. 11. Gupton received the Meadows Moment Award, and Martinez received the November Daisy Award.


11/08 - Amanda Montford Receives October DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Amanda Montford, Meadows Regional Medical Center Labor and Delivery RN received the October DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses Tuesday, Oct. 29.


11/05 - Support for Caregivers

Are you caring for a loved one who is aging, disabled or has complex medical needs? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans provide care for loved ones who are unable to fully support themselves.

While the specifics of caregiving vary depending on the situation, the goals are usually the same – to support the person so that they can continue living in a home environment. This may include helping to manage chronic conditions, support with household tasks and errands, and basic companionship.


10/30 - Dr. Alan Kent Named 2019 CEO of the Year

Dr. Alan Kent of Meadows Regional Medical Center was named 2019 CEO of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals (the Alliance) at its 36th Annual Conference, held on Oct. 16-18, 2019.
 


10/29 - Know the Facts About Diabetes

Diabetes affects more than 30 million adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and as many as 1 in 4 of those don’t know they have the condition.

Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the body’s ability to process food properly. Untreated, it can lead to severe complications such as heart disease, vision loss, kidney disease and more. That’s why it’s so important to know your diabetes risk and talk with a doctor about your blood sugar levels and how frequently you should get them checked.


10/10 - John McLeod Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – John McLeod, Meadows Fitness Center Staff Support, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award on Wednesday, Oct. 9.


10/09 - Breastfeeding Benefits for You and Your Baby

You’ve probably already heard that breastfeeding has lots of benefits for babies, but did you know it offers benefits for moms, too? In addition to providing just the right amount of nutrients for growing babies and boosting your little one’s immune system, it can also lower a mother’s risk for type 2 diabetes and even certain types of cancer.


10/08 - Dustin Kersey Receives September DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Dustin Kersey, Meadows Regional Medical Center ICU RN received the September DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses Friday, Oct. 4.


10/04 - Stephen Sharpe Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Stephen Sharpe, Meadows Regional Medical Center Peds/Med/Surg Nurse Technician, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award on Friday, Oct. 4.


10/01 - Tina Wright Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Meadows Health Cardiology, also known as Cardiology Associates of Vidalia, Office Assistant Tina Wright, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Thursday, Sept. 26.


09/16 - Kamesha Johnson Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Kamesha Johnson, Meadows Regional Medical Center Certified Lab Phlebotomist, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award on Friday, Sept. 6.


09/09 - Local Boys and Girls Club Students Graduate from Starfish Swim Academy

VIDALIA – Local students from the Boys and Girls Club of Toombs County graduated from the Starfish Swim Academy at Meadows Fitness Center on Friday, August 30.


08/23 - Living Your Best Life After a Cardiac Event or Pulmonary Diagnosis

If you’ve had a heart attack, heart surgery or other cardiac event, or if you’ve been diagnosed with a lung condition, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may feel apprehensive and anxious about what comes next. Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, or rehab, can make a real difference in helping you take charge of your health and improve your quality of life.


08/23 - Kasey Rentz Receives August DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Jessica Covington, The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center RN, received the August DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses Tuesday, August 20.


08/15 - Meadows Health Donates $15,000 for Afterschool Programs

VIDALIA — Meadows Health recently donated $15,000 to Toombs County Family Connection in support of community afterschool programs. The donation, divided between Vidalia City Board of Education and Toombs County Board of Education, will be used for program staffing, bus drivers, background checks, and supplies.


07/29 - Jessica Covington Receives July DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Jessica Covington, Meadows Regional Medical Center PCU RN, received the July DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Wednesday, July 17.


07/29 - Alliance Home Medical Named as Finalist for HME Excellence Award

VIDALIA - Alliance Home Medical, a division of Meadows Health, has been named a finalist for this year’s HME (Home Medical Equipment) Excellence Award.


07/29 - Back to School Smarts: Avoiding backpack overload

“I know parents worry about homework overload when kids go back to school,” says Meadows Health occupational therapist Lynn Day , “but as someone who works with mobility issues and injuries, I’m more worried about backpack overload.”


06/26 - Summer Safety: Avoiding Injuries from Fireworks

July Fourth is a popular time for fireworks, so it may not surprise you that 7 out of 10 fireworks accidents happen around this summer holiday.


06/17 - Make Women’s Health a Priority This Summer

Summertime is here! For many of us, that means cookouts and relaxing by the pool, planning vacations, or even just enjoying a welcome break from the hustle-and-bustle of the school year. It’s also an important time for women, who so frequently put the needs of others ahead of their own, to make their health a priority.


06/14 - Meadows receives Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving achievement award

Vidalia, GA, 2019 — Meadows Regional Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.


06/10 - Meadows Health Wants You to Be Safe This Summer

Did you know preventable injuries are the No. 1 cause of death among children in the United States? That’s why Meadows Health wants to make sure you and your loved ones stay safe all summer long. 


06/05 - Community Health Works Selects Meadows Health for a $10,000 funding award

Macon, GA – May 29, 2019 - Community Health Works (CHW) along with Meadows Health, combine their efforts and funding to expand cancer screening programs.


06/04 - Meadows Health Wants You to Be Safe This Summer

Did you know summer is widely considered to be the trauma season among health professionals? In fact, more than 145 million visits to the emergency room were recorded in 2016, according to a recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control.


06/04 - Alicia Baker-Waring Receives May DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Alicia Baker-Waring, Meadows Regional Medical Center PCU RN, received the May DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Tuesday, May 28.


05/15 - Meadows Health Generates Over $275 Million for State and Local Economy

ATLANTA – In 2017, Meadows Health in Vidalia generated $278,530,849 in revenue for the local and state economy, according to a recently released report by the Georgia Hospital Association. 


05/09 - Ansley Brantley Receives April DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Ansley Brantley, Meadows Regional Medical Center ICU RN, received the April DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Friday, May 3. 


05/03 - Meadows Advanced Wound Care Recognized with National Awards for Continued Excellence in Wound Care

VIDALIA - Meadows Health Advanced Wound Care was recently recognized with two national awards for continued excellence in wound healing.


04/12 - Meadows Health is seeking input on community health needs

Meadows Health is conducting a health needs assessment and is asking members of the community to visit www.meadowshealth.com by May 3 to participate in a web-based survey. 


03/27 - Varicose Veins Are a Pain. Luckily, the Treatment Isn’t.

You don’t have to put up with the discomfort of varicose veins when there is a virtually painless solution – Endovenous Laser Therapy (EVLT), conveniently offered with Billy H. Moses, Jr. MD, LLC. Dr. Moses has been performing in-office laser vein procedures for over 10 years.


03/26 - Susan McLendon Recognized for Work with Meadows Health Diabetes Program

VIDALIA - Dr. Susan McLendon DNP, APRN, Meadows Health Community Wellness Department Director, recently published an article in the Public Health Nursing Journal and presented a professional poster at the Global Partnership for Telehealth Conference in Cordele Georgia, March 20-22, 2019.


03/21 - Jackie Miller Receives March DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Jackie Miller, Meadows Regional Medical Center Labor and Delivery Nursery RN, received the March DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Wednesday, March 20.


03/21 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Receives $200K from Ameris Bank

VIDALIA — Meadows Regional Medical Center recently received a $200,000 donation from Ameris Bank. The donation is a portion of Ameris Bank’s $800,000 financial support to seven rural Georgia hospitals that qualify for the Georgia HEART Hospital Program.


03/14 - New Recommendations Aim at Improving Colorectal Cancer Occurrences in Young Adults

Some things you would rather avoid in life, but when it comes down to it, you know they are important. Colorectal cancer screening is one of those things. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the fourth most common non-skin cancer in America, and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. Over 140,000 Americans are expected to be diagnosed with CRC in 2018. The good news is that CRC can be caught early and treated with positive outcomes, simply by following a screening regimen.


03/11 - Girl Scouts Donate Cookies to The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center

VIDALIA – On Saturday, March 9, Girl Scout Troop 30396 of Fort Stewart and Troop 30138 of Hinesville donated 454 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center. 


02/21 - Davante Golden Receives Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Davante Golden, Meadows Regional Medical Center Certified Lab Phlebotomist, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award on Tuesday, Feb. 19.