As one of the area’s premier providers of medical and surgical services, we are continuously expanding and improving our facilities and areas of practice. Many of our staff members have achieved breakthroughs in their fields and have received honors and awards.
Thu, October 1, 2015
Have you been burned due to water-skis on fire? If so, there's a medical code for your condition, and the Medical Coding Department at West Georgia Health has recently undergone intensive training to play for this day--October 1, 2015--the day the U.S. health system upgrades to ICD-10.
Fri, September 25, 2015
Lynn Cleveland, RN is West Georgia Health's new breast health navigator, a job created in July to ease women's uncertainty, anxiety and confusion that can come after a mammogram reveals a potential abnormality.
Fri, September 25, 2015
West Georgia Health has received full Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation with PCI from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. The accreditation lasts three years, from 2015 to 2018.
Wed, September 23, 2015
The 'Breast Friends for Life' breast cancer support group is gearing up for Paint the Town Pink and the HOPE for a Day walk on Saturday, Sept. 26. Other sponsors of PTTP are West Georgia Health, District 4 Health Services, the West Central Georgia Cancer Coalition and HOPE for a Day.
Mon, September 14, 2015
The 20th Ely Callaway Hospice Golf Event on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 13-14, honored Cathy Wiggins, RN, who served as the director of West Georgia Hospice for 32 years until she retired in 2014.
Mon, August 31, 2015
Radiation oncologist Dr. Richard Freeman—considered a symbol of hope for his cancer patients and a leader among his peers—retires today from the Enoch Callaway Cancer Clinic after more than 32 years of service.
Thu, August 6, 2015
Barbara Ward, winner of District 4 Public Health's FitBit Challenge in July, began logging her steps several years ago through West Georgia Health's Vitality wellness program. Her husband, Mark Ward, works in WGH's Information Technology Department.
Tue, July 28, 2015
With August being back-to-school month, parents are making sure immunizations are up-to-date for their children, and they're vigilant about scheduling athletic physicals. According to Dr. Sana Muneer, a physician at West Georgia Primary Care in Hogansville, many parents tend to overlook a vital step in making sure their children are healthy: the annual health exam, also known as a well-child exam or yearly physical.
Mon, July 27, 2015
West Georgia Health's Speech Pathology Department will offer free children's speech and hearing screenings Monday through Thursday, Aug. 3-6. Appointments are required for the free screenings and can be made by calling (706) 845-3862. Each appointment will last 5 to 10 minutes per child.
Tue, July 21, 2015
Jerry Fulks, president and CEO of West Georgia Health, has been named the recipient of the Georgia Hospital Association's 2015 Chairman's Award. The GHA has honored Fulks for his effective leadership of the 276-bed hospital, which has served its community for almost 80 years.