HomeTown Health, LLC, recognized Evans Memorial Hospital (EMH) as the “Hospital of the Year” at its 23rd Annual Fall Conference, held October 19-21, 2022, at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, from among 70 hospital members across the Southeast.
“In the ever-changing healthcare market, it takes consistent leadership as well as wide-spread staff dedication and team-level effort to maintain patient care excellence and improve the patient experience, while also making wise financial decision to stabilize the bottom line of hospital financial stability, especially in the rural market. Evans Memorial Hospital has shown remarkable effort in establishing and maintaining its patient care and financial goals over the last few years,” said Kristy Thomson, COO of HomeTown Health.
Evans Memorial Hospital was chosen for providing exemplary commitment in rural hospital leadership by adopting “best practices” for rural hospital improvement, maintaining a commitment to staff education, advocating to state policymakers while emphasizing technological advances, and showcasing a dedication to superior patient care.
Evans Memorial Hospital is a 49-licensed bed not-for-profit acute care hospital located in Claxton, Georgia. EMH offers an exceptional range of medical services and is fully accredited by the DNV Healthcare Inc./NIAHO . EMH has full medical capabilities, with an outstanding active medical staff, including a 24-hour, physician-staffed Emergency Department. Active medical staff specializing in family practice, internal medicine, and general surgery are available. The family practice providers also see pediatrics.
A wide array of outpatient services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The latest technology in imaging services is available, including MRI, 64-slice, low dose CT scanner, and DEXA scanning capabilities. With a full range cardiopulmonary department, EMH is able to perform most procedures at its facility, including pulmonary function testing, stress tests, holter monitors, ECHOs, and EKGs. They also have a fully accredited clinical laboratory.