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Evans Memorial Hospital Named 2022 Hospital of the Year by HomeTown Health

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The Georgia Hospital Association recently shared that HomeTown Health, LLC recognized Evans Memorial Hospital as the “Hospital of the Year” at its 23rd Annual Fall Conference. Evans Memorial was selected from among 70 hospital members across the Southeast.

“In the everchanging healthcare market, it takes consistent leadership as well as wide-spread staff dedication and team-level effort to maintain patient care excellence and improve the patient experience, while also making wise financial decision to stabilize the bottom line of hospital financial stability, especially in the rural market. Evans Memorial Hospital has shown remarkable effort in establishing and maintaining its patient care and financial goals over the last few years.,” says Kristy Thomson, COO of HomeTown Health.

Evans Memorial Hospital was chosen for providing exemplary commitment in rural hospital leadership by adopting “best practices” for rural hospital improvement, maintaining a commitment to staff education, advocating to state policymakers while emphasizing technological advances and showcasing a dedication to superior patient care.

One testimonial accompanying the nomination of Evans Memorial Hospital for Hospital of the Year shared, “Evans Memorial has demonstrated an exceptional compassion, care, and excellence in providing exceptional patient care for Claxton and surrounding communities. The staff has demonstrated a progressive approach to providing excellent health care by upgrading facilities, hiring new staff with increased skills and certification, and being innovative and obtaining resources to increase capabilities at the highest levels. Evans Memorial has demonstrated a commitment to quality improvement and has received many community accolades through media and personal testimony and the Quality service provided to patients. I love working here and wouldn’t want to work anywhere else.”

“I couldn’t be more proud of the team and staff at Evans Memorial. Over the last 2 years, they have been through an evolution in redefining themselves and their status within the community.,” shared another nomination.

Evans Memorial Hospital is a 49-licensed bed not-for-profit acute care hospital located in Claxton, Georgia. EMH offers an exceptional range of medical services and is fully accredited by the DNV Healthcare Inc./NIAHO . We have full medical capabilities, with an outstanding active medical staff, including a 24-hour, physician-staffed Emergency Department. Active medical staff specializing in family practice, internal medicine, and general surgery are available. The family practice providers also see pediatrics.

Evans Memorial Hospital also provides facilities for the many sub-specialists who visit from surrounding areas including Statesboro and Savannah. These specialists offer clinic hours right here, preventing the need of travel for our patients.

Surgical services are available as well as a four-bed monitoring unit. Our surgical suites and specialty clinic rooms are equipped with the latest in medical equipment and we are fully staffed to meet your surgical needs.

A wide array of outpatient services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The latest technology in imaging services is available including MRI, 64-slice, low dose CT scanner, and DEXA scanning capabilities. With a full range cardiopulmonary department, we are able to perform most procedures right here including pulmonary function testing, stress tests, holter monitors, ECHOs, and EKGs. We also have a fully accredited clinical laboratory.

The Jack Strickland Rehabilitation Center is conveniently located across from the hospital and is staffed by a physical therapist and physical therapy assistants. An aquatic pool is also available. Jack Strickland Rehabilitation Center is also an approved Silver Sneakers Program site.

About HomeTown Health:
HomeTown Health, LLC, celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year, serves more than 70 hospitals throughout the Southeastern United States. HomeTown Health, LLC offers advocacy, education, business partner service indexing, industry conferences, and strategic support to its member hospitals as well as expansive grant-based resources through key partnerships with the Department of Public Health and Department of Community Health in many states. HomeTown Health’s mission is to do everything legally, morally and ethically possible to promote, sustain and maintain rural healthcare in the communities which its member facilities serve. Learn more at

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