Flu Season Strikes Early


Local physicians are reporting the flu is here, and you may not be in the clear this flu season — even if you’ve already been vaccinated. Within the past week, healthcare providers have noticed an uptick in flu diagnosis. Upson Family Physician Dr. Trish Hall said, “Usually the...

Tagged: flu, tamiflu, relenza, trish hall

San Short Wins Statewide Lifetime Achievement Award


Upson Regional Medical Center’s San Short, R.N., was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Annual Meeting on Nov. 13. Short, who was the only individual statewide to receive the award, was recognized for her long-tim...

Tagged: thomaston, diabetes education, relay

Upson's New Portal Empowers Patients


Upson Regional Medical Center introduces this month a new tool that allows patients to have their medical records and health information at their fingertips. Upson’s Patient Portal gives patients secure and instant access to their health information, including laboratory and radiology results, me...

Tagged: portal, medical records

Barnesville's Newest Physician


Upson Regional Medical Center welcomes Jyoti Parikh, MD, to private practice in Barnesville. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Parikh (Pah-reek) specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and medical treatment of adults. Dr. Parikh is experienced. She completed her residency in Internal Me...

Tagged: barnesville, internal medicine

Hospital Has $132M Impact on Local Economy

While hospitals provide patient care to those in our community who are sick and need care the most, they also contribute to the well being of people who may never enter the facility. A Georgia Hospital Association report estimates Upson Regional pumped more than $132 million into the local econom...

Tagged: hospital, economic impact, ida