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.
Wed, May 15, 2013
Three members of the West Georgia Health Physicians team recently graduated from Auburn University’s Physicians Executive Master of Business Administration (PEMBA) program. From left, Hospitalist Rod Duraski, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist Angampally Rajeev, M.D., and Family Medicine Specialist Srinivas Bramhadevi, M.D., all received their degrees on Saturday, May 4.
Mon, May 6, 2013
West Georgia Health will be providing free speech-language screenings for children ages 3-12 Thursday, May 16 from 12:30-3 p.m. at the Department of Speech Pathology at West Georgia Medical Center. Call 706-845-3862 to register. Space is limited.
Thu, May 2, 2013
West Georgia Hospice has been named a 2013 Hospice Honors recipient, a prestigious award recognizing hospice agencies providing the best patient care as rated by the patient’s caregiver.
Established by Deyta, this annual honor recognizes the top 100 agencies that continuously provide the highest level of satisfaction through their care as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. Deyta used the Family Evaluation of Hospice Care (FEHC) survey results from over 1,200 partnering hospice agencies contained in its national, FEHC database with an evaluation period of January through December 2012. Deyta used the five key drivers of caregiver satisfaction as the basis of the Hospice Honors calculations.
Wed, May 1, 2013
West Georgia Health recently launched a new palliative care program that offers specialized care to inpatients who are coping with a chronic illness such as congestive heart failure, kidney failure, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or Alzheimer's disease.
Tue, April 30, 2013
West Georgia Health is now partnering with Life South Community Blood Center to provide its blood supply to patients at West Georgia Medical Center.
Mon, April 8, 2013
West Georgia Medical Center recently transitioned staffing of its four-year hospitalist program to West Georgia Hospital Medicine, a new physician practice operating under West Georgia Health Physicians. Serving as medical director for the program is Rod Duraski, M.D., a board-certified internal medicine specialist who practiced as a traditional internist caring for patients both in the office setting and hospital in LaGrange for 16 years.
Wed, March 20, 2013
West Georgia Health Outpatient Rehabilitation Services has recently begun offering a new physical therapy program designed to delay the progression of symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
LSVT BIG is a standardized treatment program of 16 sessions, four consecutive days a week for four weeks with an LSVT BIG-certified therapist. The approach teaches the amount of effort required to produce normal movements and translates these bigger movements into real-world, everyday activities.
Tue, March 19, 2013
West Georgia Medical Center is among the best in the nation at providing safe, reliable and efficient care, according to America’s largest healthcare performance improvement alliance.
West Georgia Medical Center been named a top performer in the Premier healthcare alliance’s QUEST: High Performing Hospitals® collaborative for:
Reducing mortality by at least 31 percent;
Reducing the average cost of care to less than $5,690 per discharge;
Reliably delivering all evidence-based care measures to patients in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care at least 95 percent of the time;
Reducing preventable harm events
Thu, March 7, 2013
The Patient Channel and The Newborn Channel are now available at West Georgia Medical Center (WGMC). These 24-hour patient education TV channels provide topical, network-quality programming delivered to hospital patient rooms and waiting rooms.
Mon, March 4, 2013
West Georgia Health is spearheading a new initiative to develop a comprehensive Community Resource Directory for Troup County, with a special emphasis on reaching the low-income, uninsured, minority and chronic disease populations. Beginning today, West Georgia Health, in collaboration with the Troup County Center for Strategic Planning, United Way of West Georgia and Troup Family Connection, is seeking submissions from all agencies, organizations, churches and any other groups that provide health, legal or social services or assistance to Troup County residents.