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10/13/2020

Chronic Care Management Comes to Oconee Valley Healthcare

In September, Emily Rollin, RN, joined our medical team as our Chronic Care Management Coordinator. Emily will work on streamlining health care plans for patients with chronic health conditions.

About the Chronic Care Management program:

For patients with multiple chronic conditions, juggling doctor visits, medications, and managing these conditions can quickly become overwhelming. Chronic care management services help deliver coordinated care to patients that will improve their health, increase satisfaction with their care, and make care more person-centered. Some highlights of the services are:

  • At least 20 minutes a month of chronic care management services
  • Personalized assistance from a health care professional who will work with you to create your care plan
  • Coordination between your pharmacy, specialists, testing centers, hospitals, and more
  • Phone check-ins between visits
  • 24/7 emergency access to a health care professional
  • Assistance with setting and meeting your health goals

If you have Medicare and live with two or more chronic conditions, ask your provider about chronic care management services.

10/06/2020

Community Newsletter – Q3 2020

Hello community partners, patients, and friends! Click the link below to read our community newsletter for the third quarter of 2020.

2020 Q3 Community Newsletter

09/30/2020

Power of ONE and Pink Out Day

Oconee Valley Healthcare and St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital invite you to join us for this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign! On Friday, October 16th, we invite you to join our Pink Out day. Wear pink to show your support in raising awareness for breast health and breast cancer!

Power of One is a partnership to raise awareness about breast cancer prevention and early detection. It only takes ONE person to make a difference! Breast cancer is very prevalent in Greene County and community support is needed to encourage annual well woman exams and yearly mammograms. As always, Power of One also provides no-cost mammograms to uninsured women in the community during October. Call 706-453-5005 and mention the Power Of One to schedule during the week of October 12-16th.

If you have any questions, please call Allison at 706-454-5183.

09/04/2020

New Provider Joins OVH Team

Physician Assistant, Dan Cadwallader, joined Oconee Valley Healthcare’s staff on August 17, 2020. Cadwallader is a graduate of Alderson Broaddus College where he completed his undergraduate studies in Medical Science. Before coming to Oconee Valley Healthcare, he spent 13 years working in pediatrics in Tucson, Arizona. This summer, he relocated to Georgia where he lives with his wife, Beverly, and their two children, Carter and Jonah. Cadwallader sees patients in our Milledgeville office and hopes to expand the outreach to children in the community.

Oconee Valley Healthcare is excited to have Dan Cadwallader join the team! If you would like to schedule an appointment please call 70-453-1201.

08/13/2020

Milledgeville Office Ribbon Cutting

We’re so happy we finally got to celebrate the opening of our new Milledgeville office! Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate with us! We are excited to see the growth that will come with this new space. A special thank you to our Milledgeville community and patients for your continued support!

08/05/2020

National Health Center Week 2020

Oconee Valley Healthcare will be celebrating National Health Center Week from August 9th-15th. This is a week that is dedicated to showcasing the effective and innovative health center model of care each year. This year’s theme is “Community Health Centers: Lighting the Way for Healthier Communities Today and in the Future”. Oconee Valley Healthcare is proud to be a Federally Qualified Health Center, and has a couple of events planned to shine our light in the community. However, our celebrations this year will be limited due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As we celebrate the impact Health Centers have on their communities, let’s shine a light that will embody the future of primary health care access for underserved populations.

Our Milledgeville office moved to a new location right when the pandemic started to closing everything down, so we are celebrating now! On Wednesday, August 12th, we will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new office!

As essential workers, our staff has worked tirelessly to adjust to the new normal and continue offering care to our patients through the duration of the pandemic. To honor all of their hard work, we will have a staff appreciation day on Friday, August 14th.

We hope that we can celebrate with the community again next year, and we appreciate the continued support!

07/29/2020

Community Newsletter – Q2 2020

Hello community partners, patients, and friends! Click the link below to read our community newsletter for the second quarter of 2020.

2020 Q2 Community Newsletter

07/15/2020

We Welcome New Provider

On July 13, we welcomed Dr. Benjamin “Seth” Goodroe to the provider team. Dr. Goodroe is certified through the American Board of Family Medicine. He will see patients of all ages at the Wellness Center as well as rotate as a hospitalist at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital.

Dr. Goodroe completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia where he received his Bachelor of Science in Cellular Biology. He obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, South Carolina. He is a member of the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

We are excited to welcome Dr. Goodroe to the provider team! If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 706-453-1201.

05/12/2020

Community Newsletter – Q1 2020

Hello community partners, patients, and friends! Click the link below to read our short community newsletter for the first quarter of 2020.

2020 1st Quarter Community Newsletter

 

04/01/2020

UP-TO-DATE: COVID-19 Information

Visit our COVID-19 page for this information and more.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us. We want to take care of you as well as keep our staff healthy so they can continue to see you. We have full appointment availability at all of our locations, as well as telemedicine appointments available.

We encourage you to take advantage of our telemedicine appointments if you are able to do so. We are happy to take care of you through your computer at a safe distance! Please call our office for an appointment: 706-453-1201.

All patients who need appointments for acute symptoms or sickness will continue to be seen in Building 2 at our Greensboro location (the old preschool building) to keep our other locations safe and low-risk. If you are experiencing minor symptoms, we encourage you to stay home to minimize the spread of illness. If you would like to be seen, please call our office: 706-453-1201.

No matter what you are coming in for, we advise that you bring your own mask, scarf, bandana, or any other face covering into the office. Any sort of fabric covering that would prevent droplets from being spread from your mouth or nose is fine. Visit the CDC website to learn how to fashion your own from household items. Please make sure you cover both your nose as well as your mouth! Thank you!

Our dental department is conducting appointments for emergency reasons only. Please call if you have a problem: 706-454-5114.

Our pharmacy is fully operational inside and will also bring your prescription out to your car if you do not wish to enter the building: 706-454-5150.

When you arrive at our offices, please remain in your vehicle and call the number listed on our outside signs. We will give you a call back when it is time for you to come in for your appointment.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unusual circumstances together!