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SouthlandMD Partnership with Burke Health in Waynesboro increases Healthcare Access in Rural Georgia

WAYNESBORO, GA| June 14, 2022 — SouthlandMD, a regional leader in emergency medicine and hospitalist management and staffing services, announces its partnership with Burke Health located in Waynesboro, Georgia. SouthlandMD will provide management services and top-notch medical staff to the emergency department and hospitalist program.

Mike Hester, Chief Executive Officer, Burke Health stated “We are proud to partner with SouthlandMD for Emergency Services and Inpatient care. At Burke Health, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care to our community. Our partnership will ensure we always deliver on our commitment. SouthlandMD has a long history and successful track record of providing excellent care to communities like ours all across Georgia. Our mission together is to be the destination of choice for local healthcare. We are here for you. We care for you. We will take care of you.”

According to the Georgia Department of Community Health, over 20 percent of Georgians live in rural areas, are an older population, and lack access to healthcare in their city. Many people must 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 “We are excited to bring our expertise and experienced ED and hospitalist providers to the Waynesboro community to offer the best patient care, improve continuity of care and help reduce transfer rates. Having the ability to work with Burke Health to provide 24-hour coverage in the ED as well as inpatient care to keep patients close to home is key to improving community health.”

Burke Health is a physician-led, patient-focused 40-bed community hospital specializing in orthopedics and cardiology. They are committed to preventing, diagnosing, and treating musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems disorders. They also have an Emergency Department, Inpatient Care, and outpatient laboratory and imaging services available.

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 450 physicians across 60 programs and treats over 610,000 patients annually.

SouthlandMD medical services began on May 1, 2022.

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