The skilled and compassionate hands of physicians, nurses and other team members of East Georgia Regional Medical Center support the health and well-being of patients. Beyond providing clinical care, East Georgia Regional Medical Center is a cornerstone of the community and a major contributor to the economic health of Bulloch County as a major employer and tax-payer and through resources invested to expand and enhance the medical services available close to home. The overall impact is significant and totaled more than $193.5 million in 2022.
Care was provided at more than 270,900 patient encounters last year, including more than 48,300 emergency department visits, more than 8,500 inpatient admissions and more than 9,700 surgeries. Over 203,000 patients received care across the three primary care clinics, four specialty care physician clinics, the pain management center, wound healing center, outpatient endoscopy center, outpatient rehabilitation services clinic, sleep lab and the satellite imaging center. Joy was delivered to local families with the birth of more than 1,500 babies.
“We help people get well and live healthier by providing quality care for patients,” said Stephen Pennington, chief executive officer for East Georgia Regional Medical Center. “Our community is truly fortunate to have this dedicated team of clinicians and caregivers here in Statesboro who are making a real difference each and every day.”
East Georgia Regional Medical Center applies its resources to medical services, facilities and technologies that are important to patients. These capital improvements totaling more than $1.5 million include new surgical and imaging equipment, expansion of the cardiac monitoring system, the addition of specialized laboratory equipment and respiratory technologies to enhance patient care. The recruitment of primary care providers and physician specialists means more service options here locally. With new surgeons and the hospital’s robotic surgical system, patients have access to complex, minimally invasive, surgical options in specialties of gynecology, thoracic, vascular, bariatric weight loss and general surgery.
East Georgia Regional Medical Center also gives back to the broader southeast Georgia region by providing over $93.9 million in charity and uncompensated care for the community’s most vulnerable. And the payment of $5.7 million in property and sales taxes helps support civic resources and services.
Support for local charitable and community organizations such as the Hearts and Hands Clinic, Christian Social Ministries food bank and Safe Haven, includes financial donations and outreach. Support for the Hearts + Hands Clinic promotes healthy living and health education by providing free primary health services for citizens of Bulloch County. The Christian Social Ministries Thanksgiving Meal drive provides over 800 families with meals for the holidays and food drives are held for the food bank. Safe Haven supports adult and child victims of domestic violence.
The hospital’s payroll of more than $82.4 million ripples across the local economy as employees buy goods and services. Last year the hospital added enhanced benefits to help team members achieve their
personal and professional goals, including assistance with student loan repayments, reimbursement of licensure and certification expenses, as well as tuition reimbursement.
Pennington continued, “The vital care we provide is only one part of the broad impact we have. We are a cornerstone of this community and we are committed to doing all we can to provide excellent healthcare services and to making Statesboro and Bulloch County a healthier, better community for all.”