An Empowering Young Woman

“There is no limit to what, we as women, can do.” -Michelle Obama Noemi Reyes is living up to Michelle Obama’s quote. She is a young Mexican-American woman and the grandchild of immigrants. Her grandparents immigrated to the United States and began working in the fields in hopes of the creating the American dream. They started a huge family with twelve kids, and Noemi is … Continue reading An Empowering Young Woman

Gloria Beasley

Tifton Nurse Facing COVID-19 on the Front Lines

Gloria Beasley has seen a lot during her 26 years of nursing. The Tifton resident currently works as an ICU nurse at the hospital in Tifton, formerly known only as Tift Regional Hospital. It recently underwent a name change, and it, along with Cook Medical Center, are now known as Southwell. As an ICU nurse, Beasley is accustomed to receiving and caring for patients once … Continue reading Tifton Nurse Facing COVID-19 on the Front Lines

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

Caring for the Previous Generation

Once she made her mind up, Billie Jo Mleko had no doubts. She was going to become a nurse. Beginning at a young age, Mleko was surrounded by nurses. She was born with aortic stenosis, which eventually called for an aortic valve replacement with a mechanical valve. But during that nerve-inducing time, Mleko found comfort in the staff that helped her through. “That was a … Continue reading Caring for the Previous Generation

Award-Winning Nurse Learns from Hospice Patients

Each October, the Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Georgia, awards one nurse the Jensen Patrick Nursing Award at their annual employee banquet. The award honors excellence in nurses who have “demonstrated unusual concern for the welfare and happiness of patients and have performed extraordinary acts of kindness.” In 2018, Michelle Williford, a nurse case manager at Hospice of Tift Area, received this prestigious award. … Continue reading Award-Winning Nurse Learns from Hospice Patients