Redmond Regional Medical Center announces that Dr. Chris Robinson, MD has joined Redmond’s Outpatient Wound and Hyperbarics Center as the new supervising physician. Robinson is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Dr. Robinson is co-founder of Snodgrass and Robinson Plastic Surgery Specialists. Originally from the Carolinas, Robinson earned a degree in Biological Sciences from Clemson University. He attended medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina and completed a general surgery residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Robinson completed his training in plastic surgery at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He currently resides in Rome with his wife Traci and four sons. “I am excited to work with the team at Redmond Outpatient Wound and Hyperbarics,” said Dr. Chris Robinson. “The Redmond Wound Clinic is known for high-quality care and I look forward to being a part of the team and caring for patients in our community.” Redmond’s Wound and Hyperbarics Center provides comprehensive, individualized care for complex and non-healing wounds. The Center offers a variety of advanced assessment, treatment, and therapy options to meet patient’s individual needs. Redmond’s Outpatient Wound and Hyperbarics Center is at 2304 Shorter Ave. NW in Rome. For information regarding referrals and appointments, call 706-234-0899.
Chieftains Museum/Major Ridge Home is co-sponsoring a lecture by Dr. Margaret Bender on the history of the Cherokee syllabary and language on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in Evans Auditorium on the Berry College campus. Bender is an Associate Professor of Cultural/Linguistic Anthropology at Wake Forest University. Bender believes strongly that the study of language is essential to our understanding of cultures, persons, and events. She has studied the relationship between language and culture in a variety of contexts—from political rhetoric in Iran to family literacy education in Chicago. Most of her work, however, has centered around the Cherokee language and been based in North Carolina’s Eastern Cherokee community. Focal areas have included literacy, language ideologies, linguistic sovereignty, and language revitalization. Bender has worked with authors and artists to develop two new Cherokee language texts to be used in language immersion education. he presentation by Dr. Bender is co-sponsored by Chieftains Museum along with the Department of Sociology/Anthropology and the Environmental Studies Program at Berry College as part of the Chieftains Lecture Series at Berry College. This program is free and open to the public. For more: chieftainsmuseum.org or call 706-291-9494.
The Home Depot has named Shaw Industries its Environmental Partner of the Year. “The spaces where we live, work, play, learn and heal have a huge impact on our lives. That’s why we’re committed to using safe ingredients and designing sustainable products. Our commitment to Cradle to Cradle design principles for the past 20 years is evidence of that,” said Susan Farris, vice president of sustainability and corporate communications at Shaw Industries. Today, almost 90 percent of the products Shaw manufactures are Cradle to Cradle Certified, a robust third-party certification based upon an assessment of material health, material reuse, renewable energy, water and social responsibility performance.
Over the past five years, Shaw has invested $1.5 billionin new and existing operations to continually upgrade equipment and facilities to meet high safety and sustainability standards and to expand its capacity to meet ever-changing market demands. The Clear Path Recycling facility in Fayetteville, N.C., a joint venture between Shaw and DAK Americas, each year recycles plastic bottles into 100 million pounds of clear flake that is turned into new carpet fiber.