Flu claims ninth victim in Georgia since late September: An adult in the age 18-to-49 age group is the latest person to die from the flu in Georgia since the current season began in late September. The weekly summary (through Feb. 2) from the Georgia Department of Health now shows eight adults and one youth (ages 5 through 17) have died from the flu. Six of those deaths have occurred in people 65 and older.
There were 35 additional hospitalizations for the flu in metro Atlanta through Feb. 2, bringing the annual total to 947. Three flu outbreaks were reported in Georgia for that week, boosting the annual total to 36.
Georgia continues to be considered among the “widespread” states in terms of flu outbreack.
Floyd President and CEO Kurt Stuenkel has received the Regent’s Senior Healthcare Executive Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives. The award recognizes a senior-level executive in Georgia who promotes the growth and stature of his organization, contributes to the development of others and supports ACHE’s activities and objectives. Stuenkel has also demonstrated innovative and creative management practices as well as leadership in local and state hospital and health association activities, which are other criteria used in selecting award winners. Past recipients of this award include former WellStar CEO Reynolds Jennings and Navicent Health’s Ninfa Sanders.