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New facility brings multiple new health services to Darien

DARIEN, Ga., February 12, 2014–Optim Heathcare–Darien is now open and physicians are seeing patients at the new facility, which provides a range of medical services to the community.

The new clinic will offer physician expertise in multiple specialties, including orthopedics, interventional pain management, neurosurgery and women’s health. Two of the physicians, John P. George, MD and Joseph C. Hegarty, MD, FIPP, were recently honored among the best in their field in “Best of Savannah, 2013” by Savannah Magazine. Optim was also recognized last year by Healthgrades, the leading online resource that helps consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals, which named Optim Medical Center-Tattnall in Reidsville location one of America’s 100 Best hospitals for joint replacement.

“Being born and raised in Darien, I am excited to be coming back home to work and treat people in this community,” said Dr. George. “I’m proud to lead the orthopedics practice of the new clinic and I know Optim will bring a superior standard of care to Darien and McIntosh County.”

The official grand opening will take place on Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 14 from 11 a.m. to noon. There will be an official ribbon cutting with Mandy Harrison, Executive Director of the Darien-McIntosh Chamber of Commerce, free giveaways, and a chance to meet the new physicians and physician assistants.

“The opening of Optim in Darien means a lot for our community,” said Mayor Hugh “Bubba” Hodge. “Having a high quality clinic which specializes in orthopedics so close to home will undoubtedly improve quality-of-life for many of our friends and neighbors.”

“Any time a new business opens in Darien or McIntosh County, we are excited,” added Harrison. “Even more so when that business is about helping people improve their health and gain better access to treatment. We couldn’t be happier to have Optim as part of our community.”

Optim Healthcare–Darien will provide services in multiple health areas, led by renowned physicians, including:

  • Orthopedics, led by John P George, MD and physician assistant Jody Stanton PA-C
  • Interventional Pain Management, led by Joseph C. Hegarty, MD, FIPP
  • Neurosurgery, led by Timothy Phillips, MD
  • Women’s Health, led by Margaret Wright, NP

Optim Healthcare–Darien is located at 1101 North Way, Darien, GA 31305
New patients can make an appointment by calling 800.827.6536.

  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - 1101 North Way, Darien, GA 31305 • 912.437.3266
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - 1101 North Way, Darien, GA 31305 • 912.437.3266
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - Timothy Phillips, MD, Kathleen Russell, Michael Kleinpeter, Optim Healthcare CEO and Joseph Hegarty, MD, FIPP
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - Michael Kleinpeter, Optim Healthcare CEO
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - Michael Kleinpeter, Optim Healthcare CEO
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - John P. George, MD
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - Griffin Lotson, Darien City Council Member
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - Brad Trower, Optim Healthcare Hospital Administrator
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - Timothy Phillips, MD, Joseph Hegarty, MD, FIPP and John P. George, MD
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - The official ribbon cutting! (left to right: Timothy Phillips, MD, Darien Council Members Barbara Shaw and Griffin Lotson, Margaret Wright, MSN, ARNP, CNM, John P. George, MD, Brad Trower, Hospital Administrator, Michael Kleinpeter, CEO, Joseph Hegarty, MD, FIPP and Britni Johnson, Executive Assistant at the Darien-McIntosh County Chamber of Commerce
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - The official ribbon cutting! (left to right: Timothy Phillips, MD, Darien Council Members, Margaret Wright, MSN, ARNP, CNM, John George, MD, Brad Trower, Hospital Administrator, Michael Kleinpeter, CEO, Joseph Hegarty, MD, FIPP
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - The official ribbon cutting! (left to right: Timothy Phillips, MD, Darien Council Members, Margaret Wright, MSN, ARNP, CNM, John George, MD, Brad Trower, Hospital Administrator, Michael Kleinpeter, CEO, Joseph Hegarty, MD, FIPP
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - 1101 North Way, Darien, GA 31305 • 912.437.3266
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - 1101 North Way, Darien, GA 31305 • 912.437.3266
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - 1101 North Way, Darien, GA 31305 • 912.437.3266
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - Kathleen Russell and Brad Trower, Optim Healthcare Hospital Administrator
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - 1101 North Way, Darien, GA 31305 • 912.437.3266
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - 1101 North Way, Darien, GA 31305 • 912.437.3266
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - 1101 North Way, Darien, GA 31305 • 912.437.3266
  • Optim Healthcare in Darien Grand Opening - David Bluestein and John P. George, MD

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