COVINGTON, Ga. - PruittHealth, the parent company of PruittHealth-Covington, celebrated 50 years of service Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Founded in 1969, PruittHealth, formerly known as the UHS-Pruitt Corporation, provides health care services - such as post-acute care, home health and hospice - in more than 180 locations across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
In 2012, PruittHealth-Covington, located at 4148 Carroll St. SW., joined the PruittHealth family of providers. The facility provides a large rehabilitation room for short- and long-term therapy patients, a beauty salon/barber shop and more.
“We take great pride in caring for Newton County’s hometown heroes,” Chairman and CEO Neil L. Pruitt Jr. said in the Aug. 27 PruittHealth news release. “It is a privilege to care for those who taught us and fought for us. This important milestone honors every partner, every patient and every resident – every person who makes this organization special and has shaped it into what it is today.”
"It's been a privilege to serve the Covington area," PruittHealth-Covington Administrator Charles Odhomi told The Covington News.
"The distinction is the first of three progressive award levels through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program," according to the July 26 PruittHealth-Covington news release. "The program - presented by the leading association in long term and post-acute care - honors association members across the country that have demonstrated their dedication to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities."
PruittHealth-Covington has future plans to become a recipient of the Silver Achievement in Quality Award by the AHCA and NCAL, according to Odhomi.