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News from Meadows Health

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. 


02/14 - Emily Harvill Receives February DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Emily Harvill, The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center RN, received the February DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Friday, Feb. 8.


02/07 - 5 New Year’s Tips for a Healthier You

Many people make New Year’s resolutions, but only 10% actually keep them. Whether your goals are too big, you have time restraints, or you don’t want to “go at it alone”, there are ways to finish what you’ve started.


01/25 - Meadows Health Auxiliary Presents Check to Meadows Fitness Center

VIDALIA - On Monday, Jan. 7, Meadows Auxilians held their monthly meeting. During the meeting, President & CEO Alan Kent gave a “State of the Hospital” address and a check was presented to the Fitness Center to fund a new pool heater and an electric chair lift for the pool.


01/16 - Meadows CEO Alan Kent Receives ACHE State of Georgia Senior Executive Award

VIDALIA – Alan Kent, Meadows Health President & CEO, was awarded the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award.


01/04 - Women: Know the Facts About Cervical Cancer

Each year more than 11,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. That’s why for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month this January, Meadows Health wants to make sure women know the symptoms and learn what they can do to prevent the disease.


01/03 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2019

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


12/26 - Jeremy Dykes Receives Second Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Jeremy Dykes, Meadows Regional Medical Center MRI Technologist, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award on Friday, Dec. 21. This is the second time Dykes has received the Meadows Moment Award. He also received the award back in October 2017.


12/21 - Hardeman and Lashley Receive December DAISY Awards

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Emergency Services RNs Cress (Bo) Hardeman, Jr. and Michael Lashley, both received December DAISY Awards for Extraordinary Nurses on Thursday, Dec. 20.


12/19 - Perla Barreda Earns Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Perla Barreda, Meadows Health Patient Access ER Registrar, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award on Wednesday, Dec. 19.


12/14 - Meadows Health in Now in the Ambetter from Peach State Health Plan Network

Vidalia, GA (December 14, 2018) – Meadows Health, a not-for-profit healthcare system, is dedicated to serving communities in the Southeast Georgia region. 


12/11 - Meadows Health Donates Bleeding Control Kits to Southeastern Technical College

Meadows Regional Medical Center recently donated 50 bleeding control kits to Southeastern Technical College to assist in the response of emergency injury situations.


11/16 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Recognizes Clinical Ladder Award Recipients

VIDALIA – On Thursday, Nov. 8, Meadows Regional Medical Center nursing staff held a special Clinical Ladder Awards Ceremony to recognize and promote registered nurses for their level of achievement. Meadows Regional Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer, Jeffrey Harden, presented each recipient with a certificate and check based on their level of completion within the program.  


11/16 - Meadows Health Donates to Local Boys and Girls Club

VIDALIA – Meadows Health donated approximately $2300 to the Boys and Girls Club of Toombs County to support the youth organization’s health and wellness initiatives. A check presentation was held Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Boys and Girls Club Board Meeting.


11/08 - Meadows Health Again Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

VIDALIA, GA – For the second time in a row, Meadows Health announced that it received an “A” in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade released by The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.


11/05 - Preventing Type 2 Diabetes – What You Need to Know

For millions of Americans diabetes can be a daily struggle and have dramatic, long-term implications if not managed properly. The good news is people who are at high risk for Type 2 – the most common form of diabetes – can lower that risk by making a few healthy lifestyle changes.


10/26 - Abby Price Receives September DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Abby Price, Meadows Regional Medical Center Labor and Delivery RN, received the September DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Friday, October 26.


10/08 - Tracy Taufmann Earns Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Tracy Taufmann, Meadows Health Business Services Financial Counselor, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award on Friday, October 5.


10/01 - Women: Arm Yourself with the Facts about Breast Cancer and Early Detection

Did you know breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in American women, outside of skin cancer? And here in Georgia, it is the leading cause of cancer among females and accounts for 30% of all new cancers in women.


09/24 - Shannon Moser Receives August DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Shannon Moser, Meadows Regional Medical Center Cath Lab RN, received the August DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Monday, September 24.


09/17 - Women: Know the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

In observance of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month this September, Meadows Health wants to make sure women know and recognize the symptoms of this disease, which is often difficult to detect in its earlier stages.


08/30 - Men: Know the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

In observance of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September, Meadows Health wants to make sure men know and recognize the symptoms of prostate disease.


08/22 - Kevin Smith Receives July DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Kevin Smith, Meadows Regional Medical Center Emergency Services RN, received the July DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Monday, August 20.


08/08 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Donates $1,000 to Backpack Buddies Program

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center recently donated $1,000 to the Toombs County Family Connection Backpack Buddies Program. The donation will provide weekend food for 100 students county-wide.


08/08 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Receives $100K from Ameris Bank

VIDALIA — Meadows Regional Medical Center recently received a $100,000 donation from Ameris Bank.


08/02 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Named Second Most Beautiful Hospitals in the US

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center has been named one of the Top 20 Most Beautiful Hospitals in the United States by Soliant Health, an Adecco Group company that is a leading provider of specialized healthcare staffing services to hospitals and healthcare providers.


07/31 - 5 Back-to-School Tips for Parents to Help Kids Get a Healthy Start

Have kids starting back to school soon? Here are a few tips to help them get a healthy start and stay healthy year round.


07/12 - Brenda Moody Receives June DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Brenda Moody, Meadows Regional Medical Center Peds/Med/Surg RN, received the June DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Thursday, July 12.


07/03 - Alonza Middleton Earns Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Alonza Middleton, Meadows Regional Medical Center Progressive Care Unit Nurse Technician, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award on Thursday, June 28.


06/26 - The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center Receives Prone Breast Board Donation

VIDALIA - The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center, a division of Meadow Regional Medical Center, recently received the donation of a Prone Breast Board by Mike & Meridy Cochran. 


06/20 - Meeks and Wiles Earn Double Meadows Moment Awards

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center presented double Meadows Moment Awards to EKG Clinical Coordinator Christy Meeks and Registered Respiratory Therapist David Meeks on Thursday, June 19.


06/13 - Gina Hill Earns Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Gina Hill, Meadows Regional Medical Center Registrar Class II, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award on Friday, June 8.


06/13 - Mumford and Oliver Earn Double Meadows Moment Awards

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center presented double Meadows Moment Awards to Meadows Radiology Tech Apprentices John Mumford and Rayna Oliver on Tuesday, June 5.


06/08 - Meadows Regional Medical Center’s New 3D Mammography Offers Accuracy and Comfort

Meadows Regional Medical Center is excited to announce the installation of the latest technology for mammography: GE Healthcare’s Senographe Pristina new 3D digital mammography unit. 


06/01 - Joanna Riner Receives April DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Joanna Riner, Meadows Regional Medical Center Peds/Med/Surg RN, received the April DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Thursday, May 31.


06/01 - Valerie Stokes Earns Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA - Valerie Stokes, Dietary Catering Associate at Meadows Regional Medical Center, has been awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award.


05/08 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Receives Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award

Vidalia ― Meadows Regional Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.


05/04 - Lane Avery Receives March DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Lane Avery, Meadows Regional Medical Center Peds/Med/Surg RN, received the March DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Monday, April 23.


05/02 - For National Stroke Awareness Month – Get the Facts and Act F.A.S.T.

At Meadows Health, we know all too well how devastating a stroke can be. As a designated Remote Stroke Treatment Center, we work closely with Toombs-Montgomery EMS and use telemedicine to quickly identify patients that qualify for specialized stroke treatment.


04/30 - Stop the Bleed - Georgia’s Response

Lyons, Ga. — On Wednesday, April 18, lifesaving bleeding control kits were delivered to Toombs Central Elementary, after school staff were trained on how to “Stop the Bleed”. Earlier this month training and kits were delivered to JD Dickerson in Vidalia and other area schools are scheduled to receive the training and kits before the end of the school year.


04/27 - Meadows Health Receives an “A” for Patient Safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

VIDALIA – Meadows Health recently announced that it received an “A” in the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade released by The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers.


04/20 - MRMC Awarded Federal Funding

VIDALIA - Meadows Regional Medical Center received a $900,000 Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant to develop partnerships to provide comprehensive care coordination and telemedicine specialty care services over the next three years. 


04/06 - Wendy NeeSmith Earns Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Wendy NeeSmith, Meadows Health Physical Therapist has been awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award.


04/02 - Knowing Risk Factors, Getting Regular Screenings are Key to Preventing Cancer

VIDALIA – 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.


03/30 - Local 5th Grade Students Hold Bake Sale to Raise Money for Cancer Center

VIDALIA – Local 5th grade student Anna Hudson rallied up her friends to help those battling with cancer. 


03/09 - Meadows Physicians Travel to Antigua, Guatemala to Participate in a Medical Mission

VIDALIA - In mid-February, Dr. Robert Johnson, Vidalia ENT Associates Physician, along with his wife Dr. Stacie Wong, Meadows Regional Medical Center Anesthesiologist, headed to Antigua, Guatemala, to serve as missionaries with Faith in Practice.


03/02 - Debra Webb Earns Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Debra Webb, Meadows Health Business Services Follow Up Representative, has been awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award.


02/12 - How to Maintain a Strong, Healthy Heart

VIDALIA – To celebrate American Heart Month this February, here are some tips to keep your heart healthy the year round.


01/30 - What to Do if You Become Sick With the Flu

Think you may have contracted the flu virus? Here’s what to do if you believe you are getting sick.


01/29 - How to Protect Yourself and Others Against the Flu

The flu is a serious and contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization or even death. Would you know how to protect yourself and others?


01/29 - The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center Receives $5,000 Donation

VIDALIA – The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center, a division of Meadows Regional Medical Center, recently received a $5,000 donation from Brown Insurance Group of Vidalia.


01/24 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Recognized Statewide for Quality and Patient Safety

VIDALIA - Meadows Regional Medical Center was named one of the state’s top hospitals for quality and patient safety at the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) 2018 Patient Safety Summit Wednesday, Jan. 10. 


01/24 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Announces Technology Leadership Transition

VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Chuck Bondurant, has announced his upcoming retirement in June 2018. 


01/08 - Meadows Regional Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2018

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


11/27 - Jessica Humphrey Earns Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Jessica Humphrey, Cardiology Associates of Vidalia Office Assistant, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Monday, Nov. 20.


11/27 - Robin Britt Earns Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Robin Britt, Meadows Regional Medical Center Pharmacist, was awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award Friday, Nov. 17.


11/02 - Lynn Mathis Earns Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Lynn Mathis, Meadows Regional Medical Center Radiology Office Manager, has been awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award. 


11/02 - Nick Jones Earns Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Nick Jones, Meadows Regional Medical Center PC Network Technician, has been awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award. 


11/02 - Jeremy Dykes Earns Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Jeremy Dykes, Meadows Regional Medical Center MRI Technologist, has been awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award. 


10/26 - Samantha Sapp Earns Meadows Moment Award for Going Above and Beyond

VIDALIA – Samantha Sapp, Radiation Therapist at The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center, has been awarded the hospital’s prestigious Meadows Moment Award. She was nominated for the award for going above and beyond to help a patient during her lunch hour.


10/26 - Paula Thomas Receives September DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

VIDALIA – Paula Thomas, Meadows Regional Medical Center PACU RN, received the September DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Monday, October 23. 


10/26 - Larry’s Giant Subs Donates Proceeds for Breast Cancer Awareness

VIDALIA – Larry’s Giant Subs of Vidalia donated 10% of proceeds of sales to Meadows Healthcare Foundation and Team Steppin’ 4 Ta-Ta’s on Thursday, Oct. 19 to support local breast cancer.


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

VIDALIA - 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.