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Cancer Center Donation

January 31-- The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center, a division of Meadows Regional Medical Center, received a $5,000 donation from Brown Insurance Group of Vidalia.

“We are truly grateful for this generous donation from Brown Insurance Group,” said Alan Kent, Meadows Health President & CEO. “This donation gives us the means to provide the best quality and most technologically advanced care for our patients in a modern, comfortable, and convenient setting.”

bigdonationLeft to right: Blake Brown, Vice President of Brown Insurance Group of Vidalia; Alan Kent, Meadows Health CEO; Steve Brown, President of Brown Insurance Group of Vidalia.

Serving over nine counties, The Tommy and Shirley Strickland Cancer Center helps save lives through early detection and aggressive treatments and impacts the lives of countless patients, caregivers, and family members. The 20,000-square-foot center features state-of-the-art facilities, brand new cutting-edge equipment and the consolidation of a range of cancer services. The center is also the only in the region to offer both radiation and chemotherapy treatment in one convenient location.

Steve Brown commented, “Our family, like many others, has been affected by cancer. We are extremely grateful our local and extended communities now has access to a wonderful cancer treatment center right here at home. It’s our desire to give back to the community that has been so good to us!”

Meadows Promotions

 Meadows Regional Medical Center Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Chuck Bondurant, has announced his upcoming retirement in June. Mr. Bondurant joined Meadows in 2002.

 meadowsldrshipMeadows President & CEO, Alan Kent, has appointed Mike Hagan (left) as Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations and Stephen Smesny as Assistant Vice President of Information Systems/CIO to assume Mr. Bondurant’s duties upon his retirement.

 “Both Mike and Stephen have led Meadows through a period of tremendous growth and transition,” said Kent. “Their exceptional talent for management and operations will keep Meadows moving with full momentum.” 

 Mr. Hagan has served as Assistant Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations at Meadows since 2011. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1996 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. 

 Mr. Smesny joined Meadows in 2009 as Senior Support Analyst and was promoted to Director in 2010.  He earned the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in 2003 from Georgia Southern University where he is also currently pursuing his MBA.

Patient Safety Award

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.

These annual awards recognize health care organizations for achievement in reducing the risk of medical errors and improving patient safety and medical outcomes. In the “Hospitals With Less Than 100 Beds” category, Meadows won third place for its project entitled "Colon Surgical Site Infection Reduction Bundle."

“Quality and patient safety are top priorities at Meadows,” said Meadows Regional Medical Center President & CEO, Alan Kent. “This award represents the many years of focused effort in infection reduction and demonstrates the commitment and care of our team to our patients.”

meadowsaward Left to Right: Dr. Karen McColl, Meadows Regional Medical Center Vice President of Medical Affairs; Earl Rogers, Georgia Hospital Association President and CEO; Robert Lummus, Meadows Regional Medical Center Assistant Vice President of Quality and Process Improvement; Rhett Partin, Georgia Hospital Association Sr. VP, Clinical Services & Public Health.

 

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