Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
December 23, 2002
Donalsonville - A hospital in Southwest Georgia gets a prestigious national award. Hospital Administrator, Chuck Orrick, says, " I think the best word to describe it is "wow"!"
Donalsonville Hospital is selected as one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States. The hospital was up against 2,600 other hospitals across the nation. The hospital received the same national award in 2000. Registered Nurse, Tracy Brown, says, "It really makes you proud to be a part of the team. All of our work paid off, we get a reward for what we do everyday."
Unlike other small hospitals, their doors have stayed open. Orrick explains, "I've seen other rural hospitals struggling, it's tough to recruit physicians to a small community." The financial advisor says Donalsonville Hospital makes a profit because they have less employees doing more work, making them very productive. Brown explains, "We cross trained...cuts cost of labor and we are able to work in other areas."
Donalsonville Hospital has 65 beds and more than 270 employees. Certified Registered Nurse, Royce Cannington, says, "It's rewarding for us too and the patients keep coming back."
Their hard work has paid off for workers at the rural Southwest Georgia hospital. After all, they were competing against 2,600 hospitals across the nation.
The award is given by Solucient Institute. They analyze data from hospitals across the nation to decide the top 100.