Crisp Regional Joins #MaskUpGA Campaign

Published 8:53 am Thursday, July 23, 2020

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Cordele, GA- Crisp Regional has joined #MaskUpGA, a campaign to encourage all Georgians to make the choice to wear face coverings when in public settings and to social distance when possible to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19 in our state.

The purpose of the campaign is to encourage organizations, businesses, and individuals to post on social media pictures or videos of themselves wearing masks and to accompany these posts with #MaskUpGA and a message about why they “mask up.”

“This campaign is about Georgians coming together for the greater good,” said Steven Gautney, CEO. “We, along with Gov. Brian Kemp, urge everyone to make the choice to wear a mask as part of collective efforts to stop the spread of this virus. Together, we can help keep our state healthy and well.”

Research and data show that wearing face coverings helps reduce the spread of COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wearing masks is “a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19 that could reduce the spread of disease, particularly when used universally within communities.” The CDC further states that wearing masks potentially slows the spread of the virus from one person to another.

As Crisp Regional ensures its ability to treat all patients who come through its doors and prepares for potential surges, it is more important now than ever that Georgians remain healthy and do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Along with Crisp Regional several organizations around the state have committed to joining the campaign’s efforts.

Crisp Regional Health Services oversees the award-winning, high-tech Crisp Regional Hospital, with a level 3 trauma center. Its comprehensive network of health and social service facilities includes a home health program, two nursing homes totaling 243-bed, retirement home, hospice and home care program, dialysis facility, and rural health clinics in bordering areas. More than 50 physicians practice within Crisp Regional Hospital, providing hospital and outpatient care in family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, emergency medicine, and 20-plus other specialties and sub-specialties.  During the past decade, Crisp Regional has changed and expanded to keep pace with the dramatic advances in modern medicine and to meet the demand for new services in both the hospital and the growing central Georgia community. Throughout this growth, it has never lost the personal touch, compassion, and commitment to patient- and family-centered care at reasonable cost that have characterized Crisp Regional since its establishment in 1952.   Our mission is to provide appropriate, quality care and assistance in maintaining good health in an efficient and caring manner to all who need our services and as near their home as possible.