Jasper Memorial Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital offering a full range of medical services including emergency care, swing bed services, radiology, laboratory, physical therapy and more.
Our emergency room is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Emergency Room doctors are contracted physicians staffed by Schumacher Clinical Partners. Outpatient and ambulatory care services are available through the emergency department equipped with advanced cardiac monitoring.
Average wait time for ER services at Jasper Memorial is less than 30 minutes.
Acute care at Jasper Memorial includes general medicine, cardiac care with telemetry monitoring, limited critical care services, and limited pediatric services. The hospital is licensed for 17 acute-care beds.
Jasper Memorial’s Laboratory offers a wide range of testing services to the Jasper County community. Rather than having to travel to a larger facility in another community for your lab tests, almost all the same tests are available locally. Licensed by the Georgia Department of Human Resources, the lab has a local physician, Dr. Shannon Barton, as medical director and a consulting pathology group who are board certified in clinical pathology.
We have available routine health screenings (CBC, Basic and Comprehensive Metabolic Profiles), therapeutic drug monitoring (Theophylline, Coumadin, anti-epileptic drugs), and more esoteric testing (thyroid and lipid panels). For tests we are not able to perform on site, we are associated with a regional reference laboratory in Milledgeville and can get these test results within 24 hours.
For employers, we offer a complete line of employee drug screen testing. We serve as a collection point for Quest, Labcorp, and most major DOT and non-DOT laboratories.
For more information, please call: 706-468-4541
Full Dietary services are provided on-site. A Registered Dietitian is available for clinical consultation with both inpatients and outpatients. The Dietary Department works closely with nursing services, medical staff, and other personnel and departments to ensure all patients receive appropriate nutritional support. The Dietitian works closely with nursing and physicians to review, maintain and evaluate the effectiveness of the departments’ efforts to provide sound nutritional care to our patients.
Nutritional services will follow and adhere to federal and state laws and regulations. The department is inspected annually by the Local Health Department; inspection scores are displayed in the cafeteria. The Department of Human Resources Long Term Care Division inspects the department annually. Results are posted in the Family Room and Day Room as part of the survey findings. The department functions under Jasper Memorial Hospital policies and procedures, OSHA Guidelines, American Dietetic Association Guidelines, and other applicable regulations and standards.
Physical, occupational, and speech therapy services are available onsite for inpatients, swingbed patients, and out-patients.
The Physical Therapy Department provides evaluation and treatment for a wide variety of disabilities including but not limited to:
- workers compensation
- generalized weakness
- neurological and vestibular disorders
- acute and chronic pain problems
- wound care
The PT Department also performs functional capacity evaluations (FCE) and measurements for customized compression garments.
The Speech Therapy Department provides services for dysfunction to include:
- oral motor exercises
- deep pharyngeal nerve stimulation (DPNS)
- electrical stimulation
- language stimulation
- oral stimulation
- reading/written language comprehension retraining
- aural rehab for children, adults and geriatric patients
The Speech Therapy Department provides assessment for the patient’s communication and swallowing function including modified barium swallow studies (MBS).
The Occupational Therapy Department provides services for rehabilitation. The overall goal of therapy is to deliver comprehensive services to individuals with physical dysfunction secondary to disability, disease, or injury in order to restore, improve, or maintain the patient’s optimal level of functioning, self care, self responsibility, independence, and quality of life in accordance with professional standards of practice, departmental policies and procedures, and hospital policies.
The major clinical functions of the Therapy Department include the prevention of loss of function and maintenance and restoration to a level of maximum functional ability.
For more information, please call: (706) 468-4581
Radiology procedures such as 3D mammography, bone density, X-Ray, ultrasound and CT scans are available at Jasper Memorial Hospital.
The Swing Bed Program at Jasper Memorial is designed to offer the residents in the community an alternative for receiving extended care needed after acute hospitalization without being confined to a long-term care facility. Swing Bed offers the benefits of the acute care setting while allowing the patient and family to participate in the recovery phase of preparing the patient to return to the home environment. The Swing Bed program gives the patient the opportunity to receive 24-hour nursing care, daily physical therapy, and the assistance needed to gain strength in preparation to return home.
The Swing Bed program encourages the patient, family, and staff to work as a team to establish and set goals for the patient’s care. Patients are encouraged to wear their own clothes, complete their activities of daily living, and to lead their road to recovery. The Swing Bed program incorporates nursing care, physical therapy, routine social activities, and daily activities into the recovery period between acute care and the return to home.
Jasper Memorial Hospital takes the COVID-19 threat very seriously. We are taking steps to mitigate the spread of the virus to protect our patients, residents, employees, and community. You can help by not visiting our patients and residents if you are ill.
Current recommendations and guidance for testing,
vaccines, isolation and quarantine can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
Moderna vaccines and Bivalent Boosters are now offered every Tuesday from 8am -3pm on campus at the Primary Care Center. No appointment is necessary. Follow signs at the parking lot entry.
Jasper Memorial Hospital offers COVID-19 rapid and PCR testing. ALL TESTING REQUIRES A PHYSICIAN’S ORDER. Please contact your doctor to have a COVID-19 rapid or PCR test order faxed to 706-468-9880 or 706-468-4513. Testing is available Monday to Friday from 7:30 AM-4:00 PM. For COVID-19 testing procedures, please wait in your car and call 706-468-4500. For more information, please contact 706-468-6411.
Social Services is staffed to assist in providing activities in our Swing Bed program. Support for social and emotional needs is provided on a full-time basis. There is an active Resident Council. Families are active in the facility. Care plans are held quarterly and as needed. A planned activities schedule is provided on a full time basis. Admissions, financial assistance, referrals to other agencies, transportation, crisis intervention, family support, discharge planning, consultations, activities, parties, and outings are provided by this department.