As a true regional medical center, Upson’s commitment to the community is a priority. Whether it is through quality care, education, or serving the less fortunate in our community, Upson has a progressive and positive impact throughout Central Georgia.
Under leadership of CEO David Castleberry, the hospital continues to advance clinically, operationally and financially. “We push it every day because we want the very best experience and outcome for our patients,” Castleberry said. “Patients are the center of everything we do, and that’s why our drive to continuously improve is so important.”
Upson Regional Medical Center is the hospital of choice for much of middle Georgia. Located in Thomaston, the 115-bed facility is recognized for its commitment to tending to the area’s health.
The hospital is one of the largest employers in the region with more than 650 nurses, technicians, physicians, staff and other allied health professionals and an annual payroll of more than $27 million.
Upson is a shining example of the area’s workforce, engaged in advancing healthcare, and engaged in their communities as leaders and benevolent volunteers.
While many rural communities lack access to healthcare, residents of Thomaston and surrounding areas benefit from Upson’s financial strength, quality, service, and technology, which is unheard of for a hospital of its size.
• Ambulance Service
• Anticoagulation Management
• Cardiac Diagnostic and Rehab Services
• Clinical Lab Services
• Digital Diagnostic Imaging: 1) Digital Mammography; 2) Breast MRI; and 3) 64-Slice CT
• 24-hour Emergency Department
• Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
• Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Level II)
• Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Pain Management
• Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation Services
• Respiratory Care
• Sleep Center
• Surgery (Inpatient and Outpatient)
• Wound Healing Center
• Wellness Center
Upson is seeing a trend in continued and increased participation in wellness. “Preventive care has become crucial for middle class baby boomers unsure of their financial future," explains Castleberry. "Consumers realize now is the time to invest in their health to avoid more serious problems that might cause financial hardship later in life."
One example of this trend is increasing memberships at the Wellness Center. Despite the challenging economic times more than 1500 residents of Thomaston and surrounding communities have decided to invest in a Wellness Center membership because they recognize that exercise is medicine and want to minimize certain risk factors (diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc.) known to impact their quality of life both now and in the future.
The Wellness Center’s staff includes certified personal trainers and professionals with degrees in exercise science. The Wellness Center takes the steps necessary to define members’ current health and fitness status and identify wellness goals, prior to recommending an exercise plan.
Upson serves patients throughout middle Georgia including, Lamar, Meriwether, Monroe, Pike, Taylor, Talbot, and Upson counties.
BELOW ARE THE NAMES OF CHAMBER MEMBER PHYSICIANS:
|Innovative Therapy Concepts, LLC
Contact: Stan Robinson
706-647-8111 Ext. 1513
|Upson Regional Medical Center
CEO David Castleberry
|Physician – Family Practice-Internal Medicine|
|Thomaston Family Practice
Dan Bramlet, MD
|Thomaston Internal Medicine
Benjamin Williams, MD
|Physician & Surgeons Nephrology|
|Babatunde Fariyike MD
|Physician & Surgeons Obstetrics & Gynecology|
|Upson Women’s Services
Contact: Renee Barfield
|Physician & Surgeons Orthopedic|
Norman Donati, Jr., MD
|Physician & Surgeons – Pediatrics|
Mark Coker, MD
|David P. Fieseler MD
|Pediatric Associates of Thomaston, Inc.
Kathy Mansfield, MD
|Thomaston Pediatric PC
Kevin L. Delli-Gatti, MD
|Zoe Center Pediatric/Adolescent Health
Dr. B. Waine Kong
|Physician & Surgeons - Surgery – General|
|Physician & Surgeons – Urology|
|Daniel A. Bridges MD