Southland MD Partners with Memorial Hospital and Manor on hospitalist program

BAINBRIDGE, GA. — Southland MD, a regional leader in hospitalist services, today
announced a new affiliation with Memorial Hospital and Manor facilities located in
Bainbridge, Georgia. Under the agreement, Southland will provide leading edge hospital
medicine to the patients of Memorial Hospital and Manor.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Memorial Hospital and Manor as it works to proactively
position itself for the future,” said J. Williams, DO, Chief Medical Officer of Southland MD.
“We look forward to serving the residents of Bainbridge and Decatur County as well as the
surrounding communities and the local physicians.”

Hospitalist – a physician who specializes in treating hospitalized patients; aspecialist in inpatient medicine.

Southland MD logoUsing the Southland model, which combines strong physician leadership with a constant
measurement of performance indicators, Southland aims to deliver specific results to support
Memorial Hospital and Manor’s goals of quality and efficiency as well as satisfaction among
patients, physicians and staff. Southland Hospitalist providers are specialists in inpatient
medicine who care for hospitalized patients. Our Hospitalist physicians ensure a smooth
transition from the hospital back to their Primary physician.

“As healthcare continues to evolve, we recognize the value and expertise a partner like
Southland brings to our mission of providing high-quality care to our community,” said Billy
Walker, CEO of Memorial. “Southland’s team-based approach and commitment to excellence
complements our mission and vision, and we look forward to a fruitful partnership.”

About Memorial Hospital and Manor
Memorial’s vision is to deliver courteous, respectful, safe, and quality care to every patient,
every time. They continue to look for ways that they can improve not only the quality of
services that they provide, but the overall health of their patients and community. Memorial
is committed to their patients and families, and to being the Provider of Choice for their
community. The staff of Memorial is committed to the facility’s vision and values, and deliver
excellent care to the patients that they serve.
Through the years, Memorial Hospital and Manor, an 80-bed acute care hospital, has
expanded its facilities and services to meet the needs of a growing community. In 1972,
Memorial Manor, a 67-bed Long Term Care Facility, was built adjacent to the Hospital, and in
1979, Manor II was completed, adding another 40 beds to the nursing home. An Intensive
Care Unit was added in 1986, a new Level II Emergency Department was built in 1993, and
three new building projects were completed in 1998, including the Kirbo Women’s Center, Willow Ridge Personal Care Facility, and Memorial Medical Center. Renovation of patient rooms in the hospital and resident rooms in the Manor are an ongoing project at Memorial Hospital and Manor. Under the leadership of the Hospital Authority of the City of Bainbridge and Decatur County, Memorial continues to grow to meet the needs of Bainbridge, Decatur County and the surrounding communities.

About Southland MD

Southland is a physician-owned and operated group that provides Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist and Outpatient Care to hospitals and health centers. Southland was developed to bring high quality medical services back to hospitals and communities that were being run by large, distant staffing companies in which there was no consistency in physician quality or care. Southland is striving to bring back the idea of the small town family doctor with the added bonuses of the training and experience of some of the area’s best medical practitioners. With an emphasis on quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction, Southland physicians are now treating patients throughout South Georgia and North Florida. With a core group of over 200 physicians and mid-level practitioners, Southland works with hospitals and healthcare centers every day, streamlining throughput times and improving customer satisfaction. For more information visit

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