PIEDMONT HOSPITAL’S TRANSPLANT SERVICES PARTNERS WITH MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IN SAVANNAH TO LAUNCH SECOND SATELLITE OFFICE IN GEORGIA
December 10, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsSAVANNAH/ATLANTA (Dec. 10, 2007) – Piedmont Hospital Transplant Services is partnering with Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah to launch its second satellite clinic in Georgia in an effort to enhance patient access to transplantation evaluation and follow-up care.
Establishing the Savannah clinic will make care more convenient for those patients who live outside of Atlanta, reduce Transplant Services’ initial evaluation time from two days to one day for kidney recipients, and shorten the pre-screening and evaluation time for liver transplant candidates.
The team will be conducting pre- and post-liver and kidney evaluations, as well as educational classes for staff and patients interested in the advantages and risks of transplantation. Initial candidate screenings in the clinic will be performed by a transplant physician and/or nurse specialist. The clinic is located in the Georgia Ear Institute, 2nd floor, 4700 Waters Ave., Savannah, Ga., 31404. For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-888-605-5888.
Piedmont Hospital Transplant Services provide kidney, pancreas and liver transplants. Nearly 1,800 transplants have been performed at Piedmont Hospital since the transplant program was launched in 1986. For more information, visit www.piedmonthospital.org.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship, Memorial University Medical Center, a 530-bed tertiary medical center; CareOne, its two-state home care division; Memorial University Medical Center primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center. Memorial University Medical Center is the only healthcare system in the country to be named both a Distinguished Hospital by J.D. Power and Associates and one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by Fortune Magazine. Visit the Memorial University Medical Center Web site at www.memorialhealth.com.