Colquitt Regional Medical Center’s Response to COVID-19

It’s been months since the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic caused everything to shut down. Moving forward to the second half of the year, numbers are still rising, people are still being affected, and one question still remains: When will things in our country go back to normal? During these strange and unpredictable times, cit- izens look to the medical community for answers and … Continue reading Colquitt Regional Medical Center’s Response to COVID-19

Surviving COVID-19: Real Stories From Real Patients in South Georgia

The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the nation, leaving a large portion of the U.S. population infected and undergoing long recovery times. Hospitals in South Georgia are working double-time to try to treat and care for those who are infected. Here are patient testimonials from some of those hospitals. Chelsie Turrubiartez, 23Diagnosed: April 5Hospital: Tift Regional Medical Center/ UFHealth-Shands Chelsie Turrubiartez, who works as a nurse … Continue reading Surviving COVID-19: Real Stories From Real Patients in South Georgia

Colquitt Regional Uses Protocols, Critical Care Team to Treat COVID-19 Patients

When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, having access to a hospital that prioritizes patient safety is critical. Colquitt Regional has worked throughout the pandemic to ensure that their staff is well-equipped and prepared to meet the rising needs associated with COVID-19, through various training, education, and safety protocols put in place. Dr. Joel Lopes, Jr., one of the physicians who has been serving on … Continue reading Colquitt Regional Uses Protocols, Critical Care Team to Treat COVID-19 Patients

Melton Uses Personal Experience to Help Treat Patients

Dr. Howard Melton, general surgeon at Colquitt Regional Medical Center, has practiced in Moultrie, Georgia, since 1996. During his tenure as a general surgeon, he has had the opportunity to perform a diverse portfolio of procedures. “General surgery includes anything from straightforward hernias or removal of the gallbladder to appendicitis and endoscopies all the way up to breast cancers, colon cancers, vascular procedures, and various … Continue reading Melton Uses Personal Experience to Help Treat Patients

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

On March 11, the World Health Organization announced that the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, was officially characterized as a pandemic. The United States, as well as many countries around the world, continued to see a rise in the rate of infections, resulting in President Donald Trump issuing a national emergency. Formally declaring an emergency opens doors to help curb the current crisis. Specifically, Trump declared … Continue reading Not All Heroes Wear Capes