- Taylor Health Care Group Announces New Head of Health System
- Taylor Regional is proud to announce Pulaski County's first baby of 2017!
- Taylor Regional Infection Prevention Nurse is new President of Georgia Infection Prevention Network
- Taylor Regional Hospital Welcomes New Family Medicine Physician
- RJ Taylor Memorial Care Foundation receives donation from St. Luke's Episcopal Church
- Taylor Regional Hospital is Approved Lung-Cancer Screening Facility
- Taylor Regional Hospital Announces New Board Members
Women's Health Services
Women have special needs-from breast health and fertility services to the joys of childbirth and parenting. At Taylor Regional Hospital, we strive to provide the most caring, comprehensive care possible, in a warm and patient-centered environment.
Our maternity patients arent the only ones growing! The Labor & Delivery Department at Taylor Regional Hospital recently expanded with the addition of another delivery suite with full bath. This new space will enable us to meet the needs of our increasing obstetrical population.
The Labor & Delivery Department is equipped with the state-of-the-art Perigen obstetrical information management system. The newest feature to be added to the system now enables physicians, from their office or home, to access and monitor patients via modem. The system displays all current patient information in real time as well as trended data, so that fetal information can be monitored. Taylor Regionals Labor & Delivery Department also offers Healthy Start childbirth education classes which provide year-round segmented prenatal classes for our maternity patients and their spouses.
Bone Density Services
At Taylor Regional Hospital, we offer Bone Densitometry - a simple test which measures your bone mass and bone loss. It is a simple test in which there is no special preparation required, and the results provide your doctor with valuable information that may prove helpful in the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis.
Our Medical Imaging Department uses the latest in Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, or DEXA, to measure bone density. For most scans, you stay fully clothed. It is recommended that you wear loose-fitting clothesand that you avoid wearing metal zippers, buckles, or large buttons. You will lay back on an exam table while the scanner runs over your body. During the exam, you should relax, breathe normally, lie still, and rest comfortably. You will only be exposed to a minimal dose of radiation and the exam should only last 14 to 20 minutes.
The bone densitometer will measure your bone mineral density (BMD) and compare certain factors to a reference population based on your age, weight, sex and other criteria. Your results will be sent directly to your doctor's office where your doctor will determine your bone status and fracture risk.
Rick factors for osteoporosis
If you have any of these risk factors, you should contact your physician and ask about having a bone density scan.
- Have a family history of osteoporosis
- Postmenopausal, including early or surgically induced menopause
- Thin or small-framed
- A past or present smoker
- Anorexic or bulimic
- Eating a diet low in calcium
- Not active
Breast Health Services
It’s never too late to take positive steps to fighting breast cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends several lifestyle changes that could possibly lower your risk of breast cancer.
Breast cancer is one of the leading cause of cancer deaths among women. It is estimated that there will be 182,460 new cases of invasive breast cancer among women this year. Approximately 40,910 women will die from the disease this year. The American Cancer Society recommends women receive an annual mammogram from age 40 on. Every woman should perform a breast self-exam every month and see her physician for a breast examination every year.
- Limit your in-take of high fat foods
- Exercise on a regular basis
- Limit your alcohol
- Keep your weight in proportion to your height
Here at Taylor Regional Hospital, our Medical Imaging staff offer mammograms for the screening of breast cancer. A mammogram is a safe, low-dose X-ray picture of the breast taken to detect breast cancer at an early stage. During the exam, the breast will be compressed to minimize radiation exposure and allow visualization of abnormalities which otherwise might not be detected. During a standard mammogram, two views are obtained of each breast (a view from the top and a sideways view). The examination usually lasts about half an hour.
The gynecologic physicians of Taylor Regional Hospital believe strongly in offering the highest quality of women's health care in a comfortable, accessible, welcoming setting that provides excellent care and exceptional service. Physician offices are conveniently located on the hospital campus as well as in Eastman.
If you have any questions, please contact us:
Taylor Women's Health Care
222 Perry Hwy
Hawkinsville, GA 31036
Phone: (478) 783-9340