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Welcome to Dorminy Medical Center

The pillar of healthcare in historic Fitzgerald since 1974, Dorminy Medical Center has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the growing community and diverse population. Despite the economic challenges of the community, the hospital continuously strives to improve the quality of patient care while providing high-quality services efficiently and affordably.

Dorminy Medical Center is a licensed 75 bed acute care facility offering a comprehensive range of medical services to Ben Hill and surrounding counties. The hospital promotes healthier and happier lives by emphasizing core values such as integrity, commitment, quality, teamwork, and a patient-centered perspective.

Dorminy Medical Center’s doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and support staff understand how important quality healthcare is to Southwest Georgia. For that reason, our employees go the extra mile to make sure your experience is a great one. 

Dorminy Medical Center offers:

  • 24 Hour Physician-staffed Emergency Room                                       
  • Oncology/Hematology Services
  • Behavioral Health Unit (Geri-psych)                                                      
  • Diabetes Management
  • Pulmonary Rehab                                                                                             
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Cardiopulmonary Services                                                                    
  • Sleep Studies
  • Diagnostic Services                                                                               
  • Specialty Clinic
  • Intensive Care Unit                                                                               
  • Surgical Services             
  • Swing Bed Unit
  • Laboratory Medicine                                                                             
  • Wound Care Clinic

In providing these valuable services to our community, Dorminy Medical Center faces numerous challenges to its financial viability and stability, including a lack of local indigent care funds. The loss of local industry, resulting in the loss of insurance benefits, has impacted our local healthcare system. Although a much-needed renovation expanded outpatient services, modernized the OR suite and outpatient surgery department, the expansion was costly. The loss of primary care providers in the community has also impacted the hospital.

Nevertheless, for the following reasons, we are optimistic about the hospital’s future:

  • We have invested in state-of-the-art technology and continue to operate as a full service hospital providing the healthcare needs of our community. 
  • We continue to strengthen our services offering quality medical care, oncology, behavioral health services, surgical care, intensive care, rehabilitation care, and emergency care.  
  • Dorminy consistently exceeds the national average for quality of care. In addition, DMC’s hospital-acquired and surgical site infections have remained below 1% for the last several years. 
  • We invested in additional providers and expanded services. We understand the importance of providing quality and accessible healthcare for our community.
  • In 2017, our 12-bed Senior Behavioral Health Unit, Silver Lights Care Center, was completed, serving patients 55 and older. In our state of the art unit, we offer individualized care in a warm, supportive atmosphere to those with behavioral health needs. We understand growth and the importance of meeting the needs of our community, and our local demographics support the need for specialty units. 

Owned by the County and governed by the Hospital Authority of Ben Hill, Dorminy Medical Center employs over 250 people and operates as a not-for-profit facility whose operations are completely funded by revenues generated through patient services. The Authority is currently comprised of five-member Board of Directors.

Dorminy Medical Center is fully accredited by the DNV-GL. This means that we voluntarily submit to extensive evaluations of our compliance with specific hospital standards on a continuing basis. Dorminy Medical Center’s core is in good condition; up-to-date equipment; the numbers of our highly-trained medical professionals are growing; and our Administration is committed to making sure our community has the best primary healthcare available. If you or your family have any health needs, come let us serve you.


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