Appling Healthcare Weekly COVID-19 Update


Appling Healthcare reports no additional cases of COVID-19 among residents at the Appling Nursing and Rehabilitation Pavilion and 35 test results are pending on nursing home residents. Nursing home residents will continue to be tested on a weekly basis or upon onset of symptoms, until further notice.

The nursing home reports no additional cases of COVID-19 among employees and no test results are pending on nursing home employees.

Additionally, Appling Healthcare reports two cases of COVID-19 among hospital employees. No test results are pending on hospital employees.

Appling Healthcare updated the following processes for patient updates and dropping off patient items:

  • To help reduce the call volumes Appling Healthcare is receiving, please limit the calls to the ONE designated family member identified upon the patient’s admission, who can call between 10 am – 12 pm for their daily update.
  • If a patient needs or wants personal belongings or food (which much be approved by the patient’s doctor), please drop these items off between 12 pm – 1 pm and 5 pm – 6 pm.

If you would like a COVID-19 vaccine, call (855)473-4374.

If you have questions or concerns, message Appling Healthcare via Facebook. Your message will be immediately routed to the appropriate department. Another option is to send an email to Your email will automatically be routed to the nursing home administration team, as well as hospital staff.

If you prefer to call the hospital or the nursing home, please understand that employees are focusing on hands-on patient care. Call the main hospital phone number, (912)367-9841, and then reach the administration team through their direct extensions:
Appling Healthcare Administration Office, ext. 1201
Kim Jowers, Pavilion Nursing Home Administrator, ext. 2402
Melina Edmund, Pavilion Director of Nursing, ext. 2410