Rural Georgia hospitals get free scrubs created in own backyard

Fifteen rural hospitals in Georgia received free orders of medical scrubs through an initiative to support local cotton farmers and promote U.S.-based manufacturing. 

Through the initiative, Georgia cotton growers and an all-U.S. manufacturing supply chain created 100 percent cotton medical scrubs, according to Jimmy Lewis, CEO of HomeTown Health, a rural health consulting firm involved with the project. 

"The first orders of these scrubs are being provided at no cost to 15 rural Georgia hospitals, meaning the cotton comes full circle and medical workers will be wearing scrubs made from cotton grown in their own backyard," Mr. Lewis said in a news release.

Hospitals that received the free scrubs were:

  • Brooks County Hospital (Quitman)
  • Burke Medical Center (Waynesboro)
  • Crisp Regional Hospital (Cordele)
  • Colquitt Regional Medical Center (Moultrie)
  • East Georgia Regional Medical Center (Statesboro)
  • Emanuel Medical Center (Swainsboro)
  • Irwin County Hospital (Ocilla)
  • Jeff Davis Hospital (Hazlehurst)
  • Jenkins County Medical Center (Millen)
  • LifeBrite Community Hospital of Early (Blakely)
  • Memorial Hospital and Manor (Brainbridge)
  • Mitchell County Hospital (Camilla)
  • SGMC Berrien Campus (Nashville)
  • Southwell Medical (Adel)
  • Taylor Regional Hospital (Hawkinsville)

Learn more about the initiative here.

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