Small hospital of the year in S. Ga. - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Small hospital of the year in S. Ga.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Man dies after falling off truck bed

    Man dies after falling off truck bed

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:30:12 GMT

    One man is dead after officials say he fell off of a truck bed.

    More >>

    One man is dead after officials say he fell off of a truck bed.

    More >>
  • Head Start students in Valdosta receive free oral health screening

    Head Start students in Valdosta receive free oral health screening

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:16:03 GMT
    Oral hygienists from the Georgia Department of Public Health examined the teeth of some of the students at one of the Head Start centers in Valdosta Tuesday morning to get a better understanding of the level of oral health and oral health awareness in the area.More >>
    Oral hygienists from the Georgia Department of Public Health examined the teeth of some of the students at one of the Head Start centers in Valdosta Tuesday morning to get a better understanding of the level of oral health and oral health awareness in the area.More >>
  • UPS to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

    UPS to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:44:34 GMT
    UPS said it expects to hire approximately 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees to handle increased demand for package deliveries over the holiday season.More >>
    UPS said it expects to hire approximately 90,000 to 95,000 seasonal employees to handle increased demand for package deliveries over the holiday season.More >>

February 02, 2005

Bainbridge- The Alliance of Community Hospitals is publicizing its reasons for rating Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge the best small hospital of the year.

It may be a small facility, but Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge is as busy as they get. The way staffers handle themselves during that crunch time sums up why the facility received that "best small hospital" rating. "When patients' lives are in your hands, you really have to go above and beyond everyday.", says Registered Nurse Doris Carmichael.

That's something the employee of the year, at the hospital of the year, agrees with, even after a 15 hour day. "If there's something I feel that needs to be done, I still stay.", sats Registered Nurse Angela Tyus. Case in point as to why everyone at the hospital says it's the staff that sets their facility apart from others. "What makes a difference here is the teamwork. We have great teamwork between the departments and the nurses that I work with.", says Carmichael.

"There's no doubt in my mind, working with the people I've worked with in every department, everyday, that we're the hospital of the year every year.", she says. But it's not the kudos and awards that keeps the staff at peak performance. They say it's seeing their patients go home in peak condition.

The hospital's community programs also contributed to the award. It provides school nurses to Decatur County, offers free annual exams to student athletes, and enterprise involvement with Bainbridge College's nursing program.

Posted at 5:27 PM by stephen.ryan@walb.com