Business needs in Cordele and Crisp County, Georgia are met by business-friendly and responsive city and county governments:
Businesses in Crisp County can enjoy a high-quality, educated workforce. Crisp County School Systems commitment to optimizing the achievement of students is manifest in the system's credible track record. A new K-3 school, Crisp County Primary School, opened in March of 2014 to accommodate growth in the area. After graduation, students can pursue higher education and technical training close to home, at South Georgia Technical College, Darton College, Georgia Southwestern State University, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.
CRISP COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM The Crisp County School System serves approximately 4,400 prekindergarten through grade 12 students in its five schools. All prekindergarten students are served at the Crisp County Pre-kindergarten Center on 24th Avenue. Students in grades K-3 are served at the Crisp County Primary School. Similarly, students in grades 4-5 are served at Crisp County Elementary School. All students in Crisp County's public school system attend Crisp County Middle School for grades 6-8, and all students in grades 9-12 are served at Crisp County High School.
Both Crisp County High School and Crisp County Middle School provide students with instructional programs that are comprehensive and challenging by design. A diverse curriculum allows students to explore their interests while enabling them to prepare themselves to be productive citizens in the workplace of tomorrow. Both schools boast an array of extra-curricular activities. Regardless of whether one prefers the arts or athletics, Crisp County Schools have something for everyone.
CRISP ACADEMY Parents in search of a private school for their children need look no further than Crisp Academy, a co-educational college preparatory private school in Cordele serving grades K3-12. The school provides a diverse curriculum in a proactive educational environment.
Foremost among objectives of the academy is that of providing for its students a sound education designed to prepare young men and women for effective citizenship in a college or university. Throughout each grade level, academics are emphasized in the most up-to-date educational programs. Crisp Academy also provides students with extracurricular programs in athletics, literary, drama, and music.
Cordele has all of the "small town" charm you hope to find in a South Georgia community. Comfortable neighborhoods with shade-covered drive, Victorian and Federal style homes, and an active downtown district are only a few of the amenities that make Cordele an ideal place to live. A mixture of new and historical homes is readily available throughout Crisp County. The variety of possibilities includes upscale neighborhoods and waterfront living along Lake Blackshear. Acreage is readily available for creating that small family farm, or for just enjoying the outdoors. Please contact any of the following Crisp County realty offices for assistance in buying a home here in Crisp County.
Qualified and caring physicians, along with modern technology, provide the Crisp County region with quality healthcare.
CRISP REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES For more than 50 years, Crisp Regional Hospital has served the medical needs of the area. The present facility on Hwy. 41 (7th Street) north opened its doors in 1990, and has recently completed two expansion projects: the most recent expansion grew the Emergency Room from 3,300 square-feet to 12,000 square-feet and qualified the ER as a Level IV trauma center. The million dollar expansion establishes 15 rooms to care for 18 patients at a time, including specialty rooms for trauma, bariatric patients, and orthopedics. There is also a fast-track area for treating minor emergencies.
An earlier expansion doubled the size of the intensive care unit, provided a new medical records area, a larger physician's lounge, a relocation for the same day surgery department and the expansion of the medical imaging department. The expansion allowed for the purchase of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment and two pieces of imaging equipment that are state-of-the-art. A GW Lunar iDXA Scanner for measuring bone mineral density is twice as precise and accurate as competing systems. The newest technology delivers crisp, high resolution images of all skeletal sites. In addition to bone, the DXA also can assess fat and lean tissue. DXA is the "gold standard" test for assessing fracture risk.
Crisp Regional rivals the capabilities of neighboring big city hospitals with the addition of a GE 64 Slice VXT CT Scanner. This scanner helps to pinpoint disease at earlier stages and provides doctors more information for planning appropriate treatment. The technology is so fast that it can capture exceptionally clear pictures of the heart while it is beating. When physicians obtain detailed images of the anatomy and organ systems, they are able to make more informed diagnostic in a noninvasive manner.
Besides a thoroughly modern imaging department, Crisp Regional offers an accredited medical laboratory and full-time, board certified pathologist; a dialysis center; an emergency team that's on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; a home-like birthing center; physical, speech and occupational therapy; a sleep center and an oncology clinic.
Close to 100 physicians representing 20 specialized fields have privileges at the 73-bed facility.
Crisp Regional is proud of its Auxiliary which includes a corps of some 45 members who work daily at the hospital information desk and in the gift shop. One of this group's primary purposes is raising funds to put back into the medical facility. Among the Auxiliary's gifts have been recliners for the oncology clinic, scrubs that the emergency room staff can give patients, and a new software program for testing of therapy patients.
Also affiliated with Crisp Regional are two community health-care centers in Warwick and Arabi; Crisp Regional Nursing and Rehab Center; Blackshear Retirement Villas; Crisp Regional Hospice and CareSouth.