Ogeechee OB-GYN Services at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center is pleased to announce that beginning January 1, 2016, Ogeechee OB-GYN, P.C. will provide clinic prenatal care on Tuesdays and Thursday in the Emanuel Medical OB/GYN offices at 131-A Victory Drive in Swainsboro.  Deliveries will be conducted at East Georgia.  The group will conduct GYN procedures at EMC as appropriate….

EMC Receives 5-Star Rating

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has recently awarded Emanuel Medical Center with a five star rating (out of five stars). We are the only hospital in our region (greater than 100 miles in any direction) with the five star patient satisfaction rating.

The website to view our statistics, and other facilities is: https://www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare/

We would like to share this acknowledgment with our community …

2015 Annual Employee Awards Banquet

2015 Annual Employee Awards Banquet
Recognizing 710 Years of Services
2015 Herbert Tillman Humanitarian Recipient
Gary Vasser, LPN
Nursing Home

Left to Right: Gary Vasser; Elaine Black, DON, Nursing Home.

5-Year Employment Award…

Senior Behavioral Health Units Open House

Please join us for our
Senior Behavioral Health Units Open House
Thursday, October 15th, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The even will include Unit Tours (5:00-5:30 p.m.) meet & greet with unit leadership, program information, and refreshments.

Urgent Care


EMC named 2014 Hospital of the Year

HomeTown Health, LLC recognized Emanuel Medical Center as the “Hospital of the Year” at its 2014 Annual Conference at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia from among 70 Georgia and Florida rural hospital members. Emanuel Medical Center received this prestigious award for providing exemplary leadership by adopting “Best Practices” for rural hospital improvement, and making a commitment to staff education, advocating to state policymakers while …

Announcement Public Notice

Public Notice
Notice that a public meeting for comments will be held to review Emanuel Medical Center’s plan to file an application for Federal Assistance for a 10 bed Inpatient Adult Psychiatric Unit with the USDA Rural Development Community  Facilities Loan Program.
The public meeting will be held at 2:30PM on October 14, 2014 in the Public Cafeteria of Emanuel Medical Center.


Flanders Appointed Chief Operating Officer

Mel Pyne, the new CEO at Emanuel Medical Center (EMC), has appointed David Flanders as Chief Operating Officer for the hospital, effective August 18, 2014.

Flanders, a longtime member of the Swainsboro community, has been serving as Chief Information Officer and as a member of the Administrative Team for EMC for the past five years, overseeing key …

2013 Patient Safety Leaders Circle

EMC has been recognized to the Georgia Hospital Association’s HEN (Hospital Engagement Network) 2013 Patient Safety Leaders Circle –

“For outstanding commitment to quality and patient safety”

“Our HEN Committee Members have a multidisciplinary approach to ensuring the highest quality of safety for our patients.  They along with our front line nursing staff are committed …

Emanuel Medical Center Announces Acquisitions

Emanuel Medical Center has announced the acquisition of Dr. Anthony Howard’s medical practice and the Smith Clinic, operated by PA’s Mason and Wilder Smith.

According to Ms. Erma Jenkins, Chairperson, Emanuel County Hospital Authority, “ The action insures the healthcare needs of the community are met today and in the future.

”She went on to say …

Dr. Joan Open House

Open House – Dr. Joan

Hospital named to Presidential Circle

Joseph Parker, President/CEO, Georgia Hospital Association announced on behalf of  GHA’s Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) that Emanuel Medical Center has been named to the prestigious Presidential Circle for its  accomplishments in the patient safety arena. The Presidential Circle is one of three categories in the HEN’s recognition program and places the hospital in …

Emanuel Medical Center Announces Staff Reductions

Hospital announces Reductions.

Emanuel Medical Center announced that a reduction of staff was implemented on Thursday.
Ten employees were impacted by the change. Kirk Olsen, partner with ERHospital, LLC stated
that the reduction was necessary to insure the hospital’s ability to continue to implement its
strategic direction.

The savings from the reduction will be used to recruit new physicians, upgrade equipment and
add additional services. According to Brian Riddle, CEO, ” …

Hospital Announces New Strategic Alliance

The Emanuel County Hospital Authority and Emanuel Medical Center announced today that, as of April 1, 2013 it has entered into a joint management agreement and lease with ER Hospitals, LLC of Salt Lake City, Utah.


Ms. Erma Jenkins, Chairman of the Emanuel County Hospital Authority was pleased.  “This agreement is the culmination of a long and diligent search for a strategic partner for our hospital.  …

EMC Receives New Accreditation

Emanuel Medical Center announced today it has received national accreditation from DNV Healthcare, the only hospital accreditation program approved by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that integrates the ISO 9001 Quality Management System with the Medicare Conditions of Participation.  DNV’s NIAHO® accreditation program requires hospitals to evaluate the continuum of patient care throughout its facilities and take measured steps to improve when …



Georgia Governor Nathan Deal recognized eight public safety professionals for their contributions to their profession today in ceremonies at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.  Among those honored is Courtney Terwilliger of Emanuel County EMS (L), shown here accepting congratulations from Tim Bearden, Executive Director of the training center..  …

Patient Satisfaction Scores


EMC Nursing Home Voted Best By Local Readers

 Our EMC Nursing Home was voted “Best Nursing Home”  in the 2011 Forest Blade Reader’s Choice Awards!  
EMC Nursing Home