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McDuffie Regional partners with MCG Surgery

McDuffie Regional Medical Center will soon be affiliated with a portion of Medical College of Georgia Health.

During the Aug. 28 meeting of the McDuffie County Hospital Authority, the board voted to partner with MCG Health's Department of Surgery. MCG surgeons will be able to perform procedures at MRMC that are not currently available at the facility.

"We have been exploring this initiative for the past 18 months, and after several meetings with our local physicians and MCG's Department of Surgery, we are able to formally affiliate to bring physician specialists to Thomson who will compliment our existing surgical program," said MRMC CEO Doug Keir in a press release Wednesday morning.

The affiliation could bring in specialists in urology; ear, nose and throat; surgical oncology; gastroenterology, and laparoscopic procedures. The program could begin by Oct. 1, the press release stated.

Details of the program have not been fully fleshed out yet, but will be released to the public as soon as they come available.

Web posted on Thursday, August 31, 2006

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