Georgia Regional Hospital
at Savannah 

"Patient Satisfaction & Community Integration"


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Interdisciplinary teams on each psychiatric unit work with clients upon admission to formulate an Individual Treatment Plan which sets forth modes of treatment and criteria to be met for subsequent discharge.  

Members of the team are a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, activity therapist, and nursing staff. 

The psychiatrist is the lead member of the team and makes a diagnosis, prescribes medication, and does individual counseling with each client.  

Other medical doctors are involved in the physical examination given to each client admitted and to handle minor medical emergencies.  Major medical problems are referred to general hospitals. 

Psychologists provide a comprehensive range of services in the area of psychological assessment and consultation, education, psychotherapy, and milieu therapy on all units.  A variety of intelligence, projective, and personality tests are used. 

The social workers at the hospital perform an initial social work assessment and social history upon admission; coordinate discharge planning; determine unmet needs of patients while hospitalized and provide therapeutic services to clients and their families. 

An initial activity therapy assessment is done on all new clients and goals and objectives are set.  Active treatment, using recreation, music and arts and crafts, is used to meet the goals.  Activity therapy operates a central recreation/social center. 

The nursing staff is the heart of the hospital.  The registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and health service technicians provide comprehensive psychiatric care on a 24 hour basis in accordance with the physician’s prescribed treatment and with the recognition of dignity and uniqueness of each client.  

Other clinical services include Dental Clinic, Clinical Laboratory, X-Ray, Pharmaceutical Services, and Infection Control.

Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah is Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  The adult admitting unit is certified for Medicare reimbursements by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).  The ICF/MR Program is certified for Medicaid.

Georgia Department of Human Resources
Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases