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    SouthlandMD Brings Expert Emergency Care to Jeff Davis Hospital

    HAZLEHURST, GA | January 25, 2023 — SouthlandMD, a regional leader in emergency medicine and hospitalist management and staffing services, partners with Jeff Davis Hospital located in Hazlehurst Georgia earlier this month. SouthlandMD will provide emergency medicine services.

    Barry Bloom, Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Davis Hospital stated “We are excited to partner with SouthlandMD to assure the community has excellent emergency medical care available locally when the need arises for the residents in Hazlehurst and surrounding cities”.

    According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 17% of Georgians live in rural areas and 12.3% of Georgians lack health insurance (Kaiser, 2021). In addition, not having adequate healthcare options in their city forces many people to travel outside of their community to receive care and or opt not to see a doctor. It is important to the overall community health to have a well-staffed emergency department and access to medical treatment to keep communities healthy, help prevent chronic illnesses and even save lives.

    Allen Lee, MD, Chief Executive Officer, SouthlandMD explained “Offering top-notch healthcare in Jeff Davis and Telfair counties is key to improving overall community health. We are excited about our partnership with Jeff Davis Hospital to help enhance their emergency department by having experienced emergency medicine providers on a consistent basis to treat patients. Our goal is to bring expert medical care to rural communities in the Southeast.”

    Jeff Davis Hospital is 25-bed critical access hospital offering inpatient and outpatient services including: Medical/Surgery, 24-hour Emergency Department, Radiology, Respiratory, and Lab services, Pediatrics, Behavioral Health Services, Pulmonary Rehab, Freestanding Clinics and Wound Care Center. Jeff Davis Hospital is dedicated to providing the best quality of care to all and to meet the healthcare needs of the community.

    SouthlandMD continues to set a high standard across the Southeast focused on quality care for patients, and trusted staffing for hospitals while providing rewarding careers for providers. SouthlandMD is a trusted industry leader in Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist, Behavioral Health, and Outpatient Care to hospitals, behavioral health facilities, and outpatient centers throughout the Southeast region of the United States, headquartered in Thomasville, Georgia. SouthlandMD operates with 500 physicians across 60 programs and treats over 610,000 patients annually.

    SouthlandMD medical services began at Jeff Davis Hospital on January 1, 2023.