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Liberty Regional Welcomes Anna Spelts, MD to Liberty Family Medicine
Liberty Regional is pleased to announce the addition of Anna Spelts, MD to Liberty Family Medicine, joining our current team of providers - Calin Badea, MD, Danielle Elam, NP and Rebecca Shaver, PA. Dr. Spelts is now accepting patients in the practice located at 455 South Main Street, Suite 104, in Hinesville.
Dr. Spelts earned her Medical Doctorate from Mercer University in Columbus, Georgia and completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah where she served as Associate Administrative Chief Resident of Graduate Medical Education.
Dr. Spelts is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. Call for an appointment today – 912.876.5644!
Free-Standing ERs in Georgia Could Cause Major Issues
Free-standing Emergency Rooms are being proposed in Georgia. This may sound like a good idea but nothing could be further from the truth! Liberty Regional is joining FairER Healthcare GA, a coalition of organizations and concerned citizens, as well as many other hospitals in Georgia, in opposition of Free-Standing Emergency Rooms/Departments. Please take a few moments to educate yourself on why these free-standing facilities may have devastating effects on your health and your finances. Visit https://www.fairerhealthcarega.org/
Meet Ajaz Bulbul, MBBS, MD Oncology & Hematology
Liberty Regional Medical Center and the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s/Candler have partnered to create a new oncology program to deliver the latest treatments to Liberty County cancer patients. This partnership has resulted in a new Infusion Center in Hinesville and the recruitment of Dr. Bulbul, who serves as the Medical Director for the Oncology Program and who is triple-board certified in Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine.
Dr. Bulbul received his undergraduate degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Jammu in India. Dr. Bulbul completed his medical residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Southern California. He was then accepted to the prestigious USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center for a Hematology and Oncology Fellowship, subsequently graduating as the Chief Hematology Fellow. Nationally, he serves on the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s steering committee for rural Medical Oncology where he works to develop best practices in care.
Our new Oncology program will work collaboratively with the medical staffs at both the Hinesville and Savannah hospitals to build a robust cancer program for the future by using the expertise of local specialists at Liberty Regional and the experience of the programs and expertly trained team at the Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion.
Sign up for the Georgia HEART Tax Credit Program Today!
Transfer the State Taxes You Already Pay Each Year to Liberty Regional Instead. There’s no out-of-pocket cost to you!
Pass-through entities such as Sole Proprietorships, etc. may even be able to use this contribution as a credit on your federal taxes as well!
In 2016 the Georgia General Assembly created a tremendous opportunity to help alleviate the financial pressures that rural hospitals face each day. Senate Bill 258 awards Georgia income tax credits to individual and corporate taxpayers who contribute to qualified rural hospital organizations (RHO). Georgia has allocated $60 million of RHO tax credits each year through 2024, with each qualified RHO having access to $4 million of tax credits.
Thanks to the generous donations to RHOs from so many businesses and individuals through the Georgia HEART Hospital Program, eligible hospitals, including Liberty Regional, have been able to continue providing quality health care as well as enhance services through upgraded equipment and capital improvements. By signing up, you can direct the taxes you already pay to the state to Liberty Regional instead! It’s win-win for everyone!
Congratulations Sandy Wells, RN GHA Hospital Hero Award Winner
Liberty Regional’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator, Sandy Wells, RN, was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Hero Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Hospital Hero Awards virtual celebration on November 11, 2021. Sandy, who was one of only two individuals statewide to receive the award, was recognized for her dedication in caring for her patients and to educating the community about health and wellness with a focus on the prevention of heart disease.
Sandy Wells has been employed with Liberty Regional for 35 years, serving in many different roles within patient care and organizational leadership. She began her career as a Nursing Assistant in 1986, earning her RN in 1991. She worked in the Emergency Department, in Perinatal Services and Surgical Services, progressed to the position of Nurse Supervisor and promoted to Director of the Medical Surgical Unit. She has also served as an instructor for the hospital’s Basic Life support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) classes.
In 2009, Sandy became the Cardiac Rehabilitation Coordinator for the Cardiopulmonary Department at Liberty Regional where she still serves today. According to Sandy, here is where she truly found her passion and niche. In 2018, Sandy became Co-Founder of the organization WomenHeart Hinesville, a local chapter of the National WomenHeart Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. Sandy’s role in Cardiac Rehab and her affiliation with WomenHeart also led to the collaborative effort against Maternal Mortality with which Liberty Regional is a stakeholder. She and other WomenHeart volunteers participate in outreach campaigns to educate the community about health and wellness with a focus on the prevention of heart disease, including the effects that childbirth can have on the heart. In collaboration, WomenHeart Hinesville, Liberty Regional, the Liberty County School System and the City of Hinesville’s Healthy Hinesville initiative, work together to promote heart health and other wellness initiatives to the community.
Tammy Mims, CEO of Liberty Regional, said “We are proud of the work Sandy does, not only here at the hospital but throughout our community as well. The satisfaction of her patients and the progress they make during cardiac rehabilitation are a testament of her passion and commitment to each and every one. She has truly earned this GHA Hospital Hero award!”
“We’re thankful for Sandy’s passion and desire to educate the women in her community on heart disease prevention,” said GHA President and CEO Earl Rogers. “Additionally, her work to seek out at-risk patients and refer them to specialized care has likely saved many lives. She is a most-deserving recipient of this award.”
Schedule your appointment today for your COVID-19 Vaccine at Liberty Regional.Please call our Walk-In Clinic at 912-369-9310 or our Midway Primary Care Clinic at 912-396-7050. Vaccines are now available to those 18 years of age and older. For additional information and details about current eligibility for the vaccine, please visit our COVID-19 Resource Center.
Here is Christina McCain, MD, our Chief of Staff and General Surgeon with Liberty Surgical Associates, with important information about the vaccine, its safety and why it is important to receive it.
In our growing market, Liberty Regional Medical Center is always looking to facilitate an adequate number of specialists to insure our growing patient population has the coverage required. If you are interested in this market as well as an excellent growth opportunity, please select your specialty below for our online CV submission form.