Warm Springs Medical Center Named ‘Hospital of the Year’ By
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals
Founded in 1957 as Meriwether Memorial Hospital, the original
38-bed facility provided health care services to families in Meriwether
County. In 1996, Georgia Baptist leased the facility from Meriwether
County with the goal of improving health care in rural communities.
Georgia Baptist began an aggressive campaign to improve the facility.
Over 12 million dollars were invested into the facility to add
new radiology suites, a mammography suite, CT scanner, Emergency
Department, MRI service, laboratory, lobby, chapel, operating
room, labor and delivery suites, endoscopy suite, and DEXA scanner.
Completed in 2001, these improvements have made Georgia Baptist
Meriwether Hospital and Nursing Home one of the finest community
health care facilities in the state.
On July 19, 2004 Georgia Baptist Meriwether Hospital changed
its name to Warm Springs Medical Center, and was managed by
Quorum Health Resources, LLC.
On July 19, 2007 Warm Springs Medical Center opted out of the
management contract with Quorum Health Resources, and once again
became a self-sufficient, Hospital Authority managed facility.
In November of 2007, Warm Springs Medical Center joined forces
with Georgia Rehabilitation Center in Newnan, GA to establish the
Georgia Rehabilitation and Imaging of Warm Springs Medical Center,
located at the Summit Healthplex on Bullsboro Drive in Newnan, GA.
Warm Spring Medical Center’s good neighbor involvement
also helped improve the quality of life for area residents. The
hospital is a member of the Meriwether County Interagency Council/Family
Connection, which fosters collaboration between community groups
and helps prevent duplication of services. As a member of the
council, the hospital participated in many joint projects and
grant requests to bring useful resources into the community. One
former program, in partnership with the March of Dimes,
a perinatal van to transport pregnant women and mothers with newborn
infants. Another former program was the hospital’s alliance with the county
school system to provide a school nurse, healthcare education
and services to children in the community. Playground equipment
was provided by the hospital to encourage safe play environments.
Warm Springs Medical Center is not just a hospital--It’s
part of the community.
Warm Springs Medical Center: A Higher Quality of
Care ... A Higher Quality of Life.
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