Healthy Living, Health Hazards

Heaven Can Wait Thanks to St Marys Good Samaritan Hospital at Lake Oconee

Lake Oconee Real Estate
Published on April 25, 2013

In early 2014, St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital will relocate to a state-of-the-art medical facility now being built at the entrance of one of the most well known Georgia lake communities on Lake Oconee, Reynolds Plantation. This new hospital will ease the minds of retiring Baby Boomers even further, such as Reynolds Plantation residents whose homes are located approximately 2 miles from this new Lake Oconee hospital. 

Retiring Baby Boomers are drawn to Lake Oconee real estate because of the high quality of living this popular Georgia lake can offer them such as championship golf, hiking, biking, and fishing. Lake Oconee is named a Premier Golfing Destination in America according to Zagat. Any number of medical issues could impede on enjoyed activities, so the close proximity of excellence in medical care gives folks peace of mind that qualified medical assistance is close by.

St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital is a critical access hospital (CAH).  CAH’s are designed to serve large communities with a significant rural population. Recently named one of the top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for Quality in the country,  St. Mary’s was noted in a statement by the Joint Commission in 2010 calling it , “...a model hospital for all CAH’s in the US.”  Georgia Trend Magazine named St. Mary’s #1 in Georgia for stroke care.  In 2011, US News and World Report named it as a Top-Performing Hospital in America for Orthopedics.  They were awarded the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Gold Plus Performance award in 2010 and 2011 as well as being named Georgia’s Large Hospital of the Year in both 2006 and 2010.

Almost more importantly, patient satisfaction scores continually rate above the 95th percentile which speaks volumes about St Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital. Reynolds Plantation residents who are a mere two miles away have already found beautiful Lake Oconee real estate in one of the many Reynolds Plantation neighborhoods bordering Lake Oconee or six championship golf courses. Take a peek at Reynolds Plantation home styles.

After the hospital's relocation, the new 75,000-square-foot facility will be home to a long list of excellent services and state-of-the-art equipment that exists in its current location including the region’s first 64-slice CT scanner which is able to show 3-D images of any body part in only seconds, speeding diagnoses. The facility will also be home to:

  • 24 Hour Emergency Care Services
  • Comprehensive Radiological services including X-Ray, MRI, Mammography, Ultrasound, Echocardiograms, and more
  • Surgical Services including: General Surgery, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Orthopedic Surgery, Eye Surgery, Podiatry, ENT, Female Surgical Services, Urological Procedures, Plastic Surgery, Pain Blocks
  • Comprehensive Physical Therapy Services both inpatient and outpatient.  
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Comprehensive Laboratory Services
  • Swing Bed Service

Community Finder expresses the belief that having a hospital of this quality nearby makes this Georgia lake community even more inviting to people who want to live in a less congested retirement area without sacrificing quick access to quality, comprehensive, high-tech, and compassionate medical care in a Georgia lake community like Reynolds Plantation. If you’d like to receive a Lake Oconee Relocation Package or learn more about Reynolds Plantation, write us at