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New trauma center at Crisp Regional Hospital

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The center is equipped with state of the art trauma equipment The center is equipped with state of the art trauma equipment
Crisp Regional Hospital President Steven Gautney says there is a need for a trauma center in Southwest Georgia Crisp Regional Hospital President Steven Gautney says there is a need for a trauma center in Southwest Georgia
The center has two trauma rooms The center has two trauma rooms
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A Southwest Georgia hospital has expanded its emergency services to accommodate trauma patients. Crisp Regional Hospital became a level four trauma center a week ago.

It cost more than $75,000 to equip two rooms with state of the art trauma equipment. Crisp Regional officials say the upgrade was needed to improve patient care for South Georgians.

"There is a need for trauma center a place that is equipped, ready to take care of patients when they need this kind of care," said Crisp Regional Hospital President Steven Gautney. "If you look around this facility you can see it's the best of best designed to be ready to take care of people and we have a great staff here."

Crisp Regional is the fifth hospital certified at that level in our area. They anticipate moving up to a level three trauma center within the next couple of months.

Crisp Regional Hospital has also expanded its emergency facility from 3300 sq ft. to 12,000 sq ft. The expansion comes after the hospital had over 18,000 patients last year come to its facility. The million dollar expansion has 15 rooms to accommodate 18 patients. The renovations will be complete August 5th.

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