Buzz: Floyd Urgent Care offices add ‘Save My Spot.’ Dempsey speaks at National Conference of State Legislature’s 2019 Legislative Summit.

Buzz: Floyd Urgent Care offices add ‘Save My Spot.’ Dempsey speaks at National Conference of State Legislature’s 2019 Legislative Summit.

A service aimed at making visits more convenient has been expanded to include all Floyd Urgent Care locations.

Save My Spot, designed to cut down on the time patients have to spend in the waiting room, began earlier this summer in Rome, Cartersville and Centre, Alabama. The service is now also available at Floyd’s other Urgent Care locations in Armuchee, Calhoun, Cedartown, Rockmartand Summerville.

“This service has worked very well for patients, and we are glad it has caught on so quickly,” said Al Davis, Administrator of Floyd Primary Care. “For people with a full schedule, it has proven to be a valuable tool.”

To make an appointment online, patients can go to www.floyd.org/urgentcare and select an Urgent Care location. They will be redirected to a secure partner site and asked to provide a general reason for their visit and choose a time. They will also be asked for their email, phone number and date of birth. Children or a spouse can be addedto an appointment if more than one person needs to be seen.

Those who register will receive an email confirming their request and will be notified if estimated wait times change.

The following conditions are treated at Floyd Urgent Care: Colds and flu; sore throat, ear ache, fever, congestion and cough; eye, ear or skin infections; minor cuts, bruises and abrasions; headaches, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea; respiratory infections; strains or sprains; and urinary tract infections. Also available: DOT physicals, sports physicals and wellness exams.


State Rep. Katie Dempsey (R-Rome) served as a guest speaker and panelist during a session at the National Conference of State Legislature’s 2019 Legislative Summit on Tuesday  in Nashville. The session, entitled “The Lawmaker’s Role in Tackling the Data Conundrum,” explored the ways state legislatures are addressing the issue of “big data.”

“My colleagues and I have spent the last few years studying the need for transparency and open access to data in our state government,” said Rep. Dempsey. “As legislators, we need well-organized data in order to do our jobs and make decisions in the manner we were elected to do. The fact that virtually all public sector services are siloed and broken into various agencies and data systems has made it virtually impossible to look at our programs in a holistic manner. To address this issue, the General Assembly passed legislation this year to create the much needed Georgia Analytics Center, and I was honored to serve as a guest speaker at the Legislative Summit and share the work that we have done to create a statewide, centralized integrated data system in Georgia.”

The panel’s guest presenters also included Eric Sweden, Program Director at Enterprise Architecture and Governance, National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO); David Sonnenreich, Deputy Attorney General Antitrust Section Director, Office of the Utah Attorney General; and Carlos Rivero, Chief Data Officer, State of Virginia.

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