From EGRMC CEO Stephen Pennington:

Good health. We all want it – a life where our bodies remain strong and able, allowing us to do the things we most enjoy. And, there’s never been a time when good health and wellbeing have been more essential for all of us, whether it is the opportunity to hug our loved ones, meet the first grandchild, play with our teams, or gather with our friends again. At East Georgia Regional Medical Center (EGRMC), we understand how important your health is, so whenever you need us, we’re dedicated to helping you get well and live healthier. Delivering on this mission takes tremendous resources, coordination and the commitment of a skilled and compassionate team.

Many essential workers keep hospitals open and running 24/7 – always available for your family. Housekeepers and maintenance workers keep our facilities safe, clean and operational. Registration staff welcome you and case managers make sure you are discharged safely when your visit is over. In between, physicians review your condition, make diagnoses, order care and perform procedures that can save your life or improve your condition. Nurses provide care at the bedside to help ensure better outcomes, recovery and comfort. Surgical, imaging and other technicians perform important tests and procedures. Lab techs, pharmacy workers, therapists, supply chain managers, educators, and so many more people work together to make sure you have access to the medical care you need.

All employees of EGRMC aren’t just skilled professionals and hard-working support teams. This past year, against a global pandemic, they have been unwavering in the fight for the health of their patients and the wellbeing of our community.

So I hope you will join us during National Hospital Week, May 9 – 15, 2021, as we salute and honor our local hospital team along with hospitals and healthcare workers across this country and around the world. Take time to thank your healthcare team for being there every patient, every time, always.