|1963||As the Dr. John M. Meadows Memorial Hospital, we admitted our first patient September 18, 1963.|
|1976||Our first expansion project added a third floor with an eight-bed ICU, bringing our total number of beds up to 91.|
|1978||We established behavioral health services with an outpatient mental health center and inpatient alcohol and drug abuse center built on campus.|
|1980||To provide space for meetings and educational programs, we constructed a multipurpose building on campus.|
|1984||Our continued growth added 34 medical/surgical beds and expanded all support services including pharmacy, radiology, laboratory, emergency, operating room, medical records and nutrition services.|
|1988||Answering the need for outpatient surgical services, we opened our ambulatory surgery center near the operating room. We admitted our first patient to our new 35-bed Meadows Nursing Center June 9, 1988.|
|1992||We performed our first MRI using a mobile unit October 19, 1992.|
|1993||Employees and community members began enjoying our new half-mile fitness trail in June.|
|1994||Through a corporate reorganization, we officially changed the name of our hospital to Meadows Regional Medical Center on July 1, 1994. We performed our first lithotripsy using a mobile unit February 8, 1994. Our R.T. Stanley, Sr. Health Center opened in Lyons.|
|1995||We established Treutlen Medical Center in Soperton.|
|1996||Our hospital, long-term care center and laboratory were awarded JCAHO accreditation.|
|1997||We established the John W. McArthur Health Center in Mt. Vernon.
The Lucy Pierson Medical Office Building opened on our campus, creating office space for eight physicians.
|1998||Our obstetrics renovations created five new labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) suites.|
|1999||We broke ground on a 20,000 square-foot renovation on October 19, 1999. This added:
And increased space for:
|1999||We were named a Top 100 Regional Hospital by HCIA-Sachs.|
|2000||In June, we performed our first procedure in our new, two-bed sleep lab.
We installed our first CT scanner in July.
|2001||Specialists performed the first procedure in our new cardiac catheterization laboratory November 7, 2001.|
|2002||We received the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year award.
We installed a new nuclear camera, launched our urodynamics program, and reinstated our EEG program.
Renovations began on our third floor patient rooms and nurses’ station.
|2003||We renovated our medical office building to house two new open and closed MRI units.
Our progressive care unit opened for patients who need monitoring without intensive care.
Our radiology department went completely digital with the installation and validation of our picture archiving and communication system (PACS).
|2005||We were named to the list of Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals.|
|2006||We were named to the list of Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals – again!|
|2008||We were named to the list of Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals for a third time!|
|2009||We were part of the inaugural group of hospitals to earn the HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award.|
|2009||Ground broken for new medical center construction in August.||2010||Hospital interventional cardiology program provides angioplasty and stents so heart attack victims can undergo lifesaving treatment without traveling from the region.||2011||The new, state-of-the-art 194,000-square-foot Meadows Regional Medical Center welcomes its first patient.|