Crisp Regional chosen as part of pilot program

Crisp Regional chosen as part of pilot program

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Crisp Regional Hospital is one of four hospitals chosen for a pilot program by a study committee appointed by Governor Nathan Deal. That committee looked into difficulties rural hospitals face.

Crisp Regional expects to use grant money to upgrade EMS systems and emergency room technology. Hospital leaders were notified last night they were chosen for the program.

"With the selection of us being 1 of 4, we really look forward to having the opportunity to expose what opportunities there are for rural hospitals to participate in the healthcare programs," said Chief Operating Officer Mary Jim Montgomery.

The other three hospitals are Union General in Blairsville, Appling Health System in Baxley, and Emanuel Regional Medical Center in Swainsboro.

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