This Middle Georgia region provides top-notch services while also providing future professionals.
Residents in the Robins Region have plenty of choices when it comes to managing their health. They can stay close to home and access quality programs such as specialized care, athletic training and injury recovery, general medicine, and emergency services.
Anchored by the Houston Healthcare system, the region’s providers offer the latest technologies and treatments. Through community programs alone — which range from helping residents manage diabetes, leading child-birthing classes or holding glucose and blood pressure screenings — Houston Healthcare reaches more than 30,000 people annually.
“Our mission is to improve the health care of the community we serve, and we take that very seriously,” says Charles Briscoe, the CEO of Houston Healthcare, which began as a community hospital and, over the past five decades, has grown into a health care system with seven entities.
“Our mission is to improve the health care of the community we serve, and we take that very seriously.”
Charles Briscoe/Houston Healthcare
Preparing for the Future in the Robins Region
Attracting top talent is a high priority for Houston Healthcare. Its new partnership with Trinity Medical Sciences University helps train new medical staff and increase the likelihood they’ll put down roots in Warner Robins, GA. Located in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in the Caribbean, Trinity Medical Sciences University has a long-term affiliation agreement with Houston Healthcare.
Trinity students experience priority access to the clinical training resources at Houston Healthcare facilities. Students have access to a full range of elective rotations and specialty tracks, enabling them to complete third- and fourth-year clerkships on the same campus.
Dr. Frances C. Purcell is the provost of Trinity Medical Sciences University as well as the dean of the School of Medicine. Purcell says Trinity’s presence in Warner Robins predominantly serves med school students over its biomedical sciences students. Since its launch a few years ago, she says, word has spread, and the popularity of the Houston Healthcare residency program is growing.
This program not only contributes to a healthier population, but it can result in a healthier economy. Those doctors relocate to the region with their spouses, who may also take local jobs and contribute to the economy. Their children attend local schools and will hopefully find a career path in the Robins Region − all thanks to the experience medical students and young physicians acquire during their residency.
Dr. William A. Woolery, program director for Houston Healthcare’s Family Medicine Residency Program, says residency programs help anchor young talent after they complete their training.
“Studies show that a majority of resident physicians typically set up their own practices within 50 miles of where they did their medical training,” Woolery says.
Hospitals Receive Key Accreditation
Residents aren’t the only staff getting new skills. Houston Medical Center and Perry Hospital were recently awarded full accreditation to the ISO 9001 Quality Management System by DNV Healthcare, a respected provider of quality driven accreditation and clinical excellence certifications to hospitals.
“Houston Healthcare strives to provide safe and effective health care services for our community,” Briscoe says. “We are so pleased that both Houston Medical Center and Perry Hospital have reached this level of distinction.”