Category Archives: Health

COVID: 56 additional cases in NW Georgia since Friday. 17 patients at Floyd, Redmond on Monday. Little change in local vaccination rates even as cases, hospitalizations climb.

COVID: 56 additional cases in NW Georgia since Friday. 17 patients at Floyd, Redmond on Monday. Little change in local vaccination rates even as cases, hospitalizations climb.

Monday summary:  Northwest Georgia totals: 681 deaths; another 96 probable deaths. 17 virus patients at Floyd, Redmond; no change from Friday. 56 new COVID cases in NW Georgia since Friday (includes weekend). State: 4,507 cases since Friday (includes weekend). 14 deaths in Georgia since Friday (Saturday, Sunday included). Floyd Medical Center: 12 patients (no change).… Read more

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Health: State chapter of Alzheimer’s Association offers virtual classes to help care for loved ones. August agenda included.

Health: State chapter of Alzheimer’s Association offers virtual classes to help care for loved ones. August agenda included.

Media release: Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter continues to offer free virtual education programs to help all Georgia caregivers and their families. Launched in early April 2020, in response to the impact COVID-19 was having on those affected by dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association now offers a number of live education programs that can help those living with Alzheimer’s and their… Read more

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Floyd tells employees vaccinations required. Rome First United Methodist Church, citing rising rates, says staff, volunteers must be masked Sunday. 313 new COVID cases in NW Georgia in a week. 17 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond Friday; another awaiting test results.

Floyd tells employees vaccinations required. Rome First United Methodist Church, citing rising rates, says staff, volunteers must be masked Sunday. 313 new COVID cases in NW Georgia in a week. 17 virus patients in Floyd, Redmond Friday; another awaiting test results.

  Floyd to employees: Vaccinations required. Floyd sent an email to employees this week, “letting them know that we will require them to be vaccinated against COVID 19,” spokesman Dan Bevels confirms. No deadline has been set, however. The email came several weeks after Georgia Health News in partnership with WebMD began publishing a series of stories… Read more

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Health: 20th Health Initiative for Men & Women returns Aug. 21 with free health screenings, COVID vaccinations and more life savers.

Health: 20th Health Initiative for Men & Women returns Aug. 21 with free health screenings, COVID vaccinations and more life savers.

20 years of saving lives: One of our favorite interviews each year on our Hometown Headlines Radio Edition was talking with someone who’s life was saved by a screening during a previous Health Initiative for Men and Women. In several cases, it was something that would have gone unnoticed without the free service. We likewise… Read more

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Health: Taiwanna Brown-Bolds, M.D., joins Floyd Primary Care in Rome.

Health: Taiwanna Brown-Bolds, M.D., joins Floyd Primary Care in Rome.

Taiwanna Brown-Bolds, M.D., has joined Floyd Primary Care. She is seeing patients at Rome Internal Medicine, 123 Three Rivers Drive, in Rome. Dr. Brown-Bolds specializes in internal medicine and treats patients from 18 years of age to senior citizens. She has an interest in treating women’s health, diabetes, hypertension, anxiety and depression as well as… Read more

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Health: Floyd/Atrium union finalized as busy year in healthcare changes heats up.

Health: Floyd/Atrium union finalized as busy year in healthcare changes heats up.

  In context: The first of three healthcare deals in Northwest Georgia is finalized. Floyd’s joining the Atrium Health network has been completed following a final blessing with the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. Piedmont Health’s purchase of Cartersville Medical Center is expected to be finalized on Aug. 1. Redmond Regional — like Cartersville, a… Read more

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Health: $3 million permit issued as part of Floyd’s expanding Family Birth Center. Advance Rehabilitation ribbon-cutting celebrates long ties to Adairsville community.

Health: $3 million permit issued as part of Floyd’s expanding Family Birth Center. Advance Rehabilitation ribbon-cutting celebrates long ties to Adairsville community.

  Building permits show a $3 million project for Floyd Medical Center. Listed as a “third floor remodel,”  It is part of the Family Birth Center renovations that will stretch into 2022, says Floyd’s Dan Bevels. In May, Floyd  cut the ribbon on a designated entry to the Family Birth Center. The goal is to make it… Read more

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Health: Piedmont plans to complete purchase of Cartersville Medical Center on Aug. 1; other healthcare deals still pending. Also: Floyd adding two more surgical robots to help orthopedic surgery patients.

Health: Piedmont plans to complete purchase of Cartersville Medical Center on Aug. 1; other healthcare deals still pending. Also: Floyd adding two more surgical robots to help orthopedic surgery patients.

Piedmont Healthcare’s purchase of Cartersville Medical Center from HCA Healthcare is expected to close on Aug. 1. That’s the latest word from Piedmont in an updated that also included this note: “As of July 7, the statutory waiting period expired . . .” Piedmont also is purchasing HCA’s Eastside Medical Center in Snellville; Coliseum Medical Centers and… Read more

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Georgia Health News examines vaccinations among healthcare centers. We checked locally: Just two responses, 47.6% at Floyd; 44.7% at Advent Health Gordon.

Georgia Health News examines vaccinations among healthcare centers. We checked locally: Just two responses, 47.6% at Floyd; 44.7% at Advent Health Gordon.

  This week, Georgia Health News in partnership with WebMD began publishing a series of stories about vaccination rates among healthcare workers at hospitals and other medical campuses. At issue: They report one in four hospital workers who have direct contact with patients had not yet received a single dose of a COVID vaccine by the end… Read more

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Updated: George Bosworth, M.D., steps down as Floyd Healthcare board chair; Carl Herring, M.D., to replace him. Floyd board OK’s foundation pact with Atrium. Seven physicians graduate from Floyd’s Family Medicine Residency Program.

Updated: George Bosworth, M.D., steps down as Floyd Healthcare board chair; Carl Herring, M.D., to replace him. Floyd board OK’s foundation pact with Atrium. Seven physicians graduate from Floyd’s Family Medicine Residency Program.

George Bosworth, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Floyd Healthcare Management Inc. (FHMI), is stepping down from his role as chairman. Dr. Bosworth remains a member of the board of directors and will serve in the role of past chairman. This is a planned change as Dr. Bosworth is completing his term as chairman. Carl… Read more

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6 COVID patients in Floyd on Friday; none at Redmond.

6 COVID patients in Floyd on Friday; none at Redmond.

FRIDAY Northwest Georgia: Regional report: 671 confirmed deaths; 100 probable deaths. 6 virus patients in Floyd, none at Redmond Regional, as of Friday. State: 2 new deaths in Georgia. Pandemic daily record: 187 on Feb. 12, 2021 256 new cases. State record: 10,379 new cases on Jan. 8. For more:  Public Health / Vaccines / Long-term care reports / Nation/world: Worldometers or Johns Hopkins. 6… Read more

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From more than 1,000 entries, 20 winners selected in the CARE mural competition from Harbin, the Y and Rome Mural CoLab.

From more than 1,000 entries, 20 winners selected in the CARE mural competition from Harbin, the Y and Rome Mural CoLab.

Harbin Clinic, in partnership with Rome Mural CoLab and the YMCA of Rome and Floyd County, announces the winners of the CARE Mural art competition. Students throughout Rome and Floyd County were invited to submit artwork using health and vitality as inspiration. The project’s goal is to foster important and inclusive conversations about health and wellness through artistic expression.… Read more

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Health: Internist Anandita Arora, MD, joins Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Rome.

Health: Internist Anandita Arora, MD, joins Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Rome.

Internist Anandita Arora, MD joins Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Rome and will begin seeing patients July 14. Dr. Arora brings a breadth of expertise and a deep commitment to providing the most comprehensive and thorough care to her patients. As an Internal Medicine physician, Dr. Arora invests in really getting to know her patients, and… Read more

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Health: Floyd easing visitor guidelines at member hospitals.

Health: Floyd easing visitor guidelines at member hospitals.

Floyd is easing visitation restrictions beginning today at member hospitals and other healthcare offices. It is the latest step in easingi some of the COVID protocols in place since spring 2020. What to know: Hospital Visitation ​Only two designated visitors per hospitalized patient will be permitted. Visitation will be limited to the hours between 8 a.m. and 8… Read more

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12th ‘probable’ death in Gordon County from COVID. Week ends with five virus patients in Floyd, Redmond hospitals.

12th ‘probable’ death in Gordon County from COVID. Week ends with five virus patients in Floyd, Redmond hospitals.

FRIDAY Northwest Georgia: Gordon County posts 12th ‘probable’ death from COVID. Regional deaths: 670 deaths; 97 probable deaths. 5 patients in Floyd, Redmond as of Thursday, down 1. 3 fewer cases after latest adjustments by health department: 404 on Jan. 22. State: 20 deaths reported. Pandemic daily record: 187 on Feb. 12, 2021 343 new… Read more

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