Category Archives: Health

Buzz: Del Taco sets Dec. 28 opening in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’ Floyd welcomes 150 to Sunday’s ‘preemie’ party.

Buzz: Del Taco sets Dec. 28 opening in Calhoun; Rome ‘on our radar.’ Floyd welcomes 150 to Sunday’s ‘preemie’ party.

    Del Taco opening in Calhoun Dec. 28:  The franchise is opening at 250 E. Ga. 53 in Calhoun. Operating partner Billy Jensen says the group is “very excited” about the new location. As for additional growth here? “We have some sites that we like in Rome, Ga., but have not made any commitments… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Expect an extensive rewrite of state’s certificate of need program for hospitals. What we know so far.

Georgia Health News: Expect an extensive rewrite of state’s certificate of need program for hospitals. What we know so far.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Year after year, the Georgia General Assembly deals with proposals to revise the state’s health care regulatory rules. It’s always a contentious process, often pitting hospitals against one another. Even minor tweaks to the system typically get blocked before the end of the legislative session. Come January, though, the… Read more

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Health: Honors for Polk Medical Center. Edge named executive director of Elevation House.

Health: Honors for Polk Medical Center. Edge named executive director of Elevation House.

  Polk Medical Center has been named a Top Rural Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, which recognized the hospital’s accomplishments in patient safety and quality care. The award is one of the most competitive honors American hospitals can receive from Leapfrog, an independent hospital watchdog organization. “Polk Medical Center’s designation as a Top Hospital by… Read more

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Health: Ground work under way on Redmond’s East Rome urgent care clinic. Floyd welcomes preemies on Dec. 9. Honors for Polk Medical Center.

Health: Ground work under way on Redmond’s East Rome urgent care clinic. Floyd welcomes preemies on Dec. 9. Honors for Polk Medical Center.

  Groundwork is under way on Redmond Regional Medical Center‘s urgent care center at 1801 Turner McCall Blvd. near Zaxby’s. It is one of two coming to Floyd County, the other nearly open at the intersection of Shorter Avenue and Division Street. The clinics are part of a joint venture between Redmond and SmartCare Medical Group out of… Read more

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Georgia Health News: First thoughts about healthcare as Brian Kemp prepares to become Georgia’s next governor.

Georgia Health News: First thoughts about healthcare as Brian Kemp prepares to become Georgia’s next governor.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Brian Kemp’s election as governor likely means that full-fledged Medicaid expansion will remain off the table in Georgia, at least for a while. Republican Kemp, who will take office in January, opposed Medicaid expansion during the campaign, while Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams strongly supported it. Gov. Nathan Deal and… Read more

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Big month of openings begins: Gifts of Grace opens on Broad Street today. Truett’s Chick-fil-A, Redmond’s West Rome urgent care, new Cartersville clinic, several other restaurants on the way.

Big month of openings begins: Gifts of Grace opens on Broad Street today. Truett’s Chick-fil-A, Redmond’s West Rome urgent care, new Cartersville clinic, several other restaurants on the way.

      Gifts of Grace at 224 Broad St. in downtown Rome has a grand opening today, next to Level Up arcade. It is one of several openings set for now through the end of the (one might stretch into January). Gifts of Grace is open from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., and promises… Read more

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Buzz: Quick look at new Truett’s Chick-fil-A. Redmond employees help donate $194,000 to area charities. Harbin Clinic offices closed Thursday; immediate care open Friday. Cartersville to name new electric director. Shaw keeps military in mind for employment.

Buzz: Quick look at new Truett’s Chick-fil-A. Redmond employees help donate $194,000 to area charities. Harbin Clinic offices closed Thursday; immediate care open Friday. Cartersville to name new electric director. Shaw keeps military in mind for employment.

  Sneak peek at Truett’s Chick-fil-A: The new restaurant on Shorter Avenue opens Dec. 13 — three weeks and a day from today. Hiring continues as well. This from Instagram: “Join our herd! We are looking for servers to join the Truett’s Chick-fil-A team. We offer flexible schedules, competitive pay and a fun working environment. Visit… Read more

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Buzz: Rome City Schools’ nurses add breathing aide to their on-campus treatments. Gas prices dip as Thanksgiving travel begins; Rome among those with cheapest prices in the state. Highland Rivers gains two board members.

Buzz: Rome City Schools’ nurses add breathing aide to their on-campus treatments. Gas prices dip as Thanksgiving travel begins; Rome among those with cheapest prices in the state. Highland Rivers gains two board members.

Some extra relief for Rome City Schools students with breathing issues: Last week, at the monthly staff meeting of school nurses who serve Rome City Schools, each nurse was presented with a nebulizer, two packs of tubing and two single-dose units of Albuterol. The items were donated by Floyd Medical Center, which administers the school… Read more

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Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union cuts the ribbon for new West Cartersville office. Cierra Jennings joins Floyd Urgent Care in Centre as a nurse practitioner.

Business: Coosa Valley Credit Union cuts the ribbon for new West Cartersville office. Cierra Jennings joins Floyd Urgent Care in Centre as a nurse practitioner.

Coosa Valley Credit Union celebrated the completion of its newest branch office with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday. Located at 15 Walnut Grove Road in Cartersville, the interior layout was designed to allow for ease of transactions in an open and inviting space. The new full service branch and ATM is equipped with all… Read more

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Health: Georgia records first flu death of 2018-19 season. Last year, 151 deaths were recorded here, more than three times the past three seasons combined.

Health: Georgia records first flu death of 2018-19 season. Last year, 151 deaths were recorded here, more than three times the past three seasons combined.

  Georgia has recorded its first flu death of the 2018-19 season, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. Statistics released for week four of the season — Oct. 28-Nov. 3 — show one person died from “influenza-associated deaths” during those seven days. The state office did not tell us where the patient was… Read more

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Health: 2018 Hospital Safety Grades show As for Redmond Regional, Cartersville Medical, Gordon Hospital; B for Floyd Medical Center.

Health: 2018 Hospital Safety Grades show As for Redmond Regional, Cartersville Medical, Gordon Hospital; B for Floyd Medical Center.

  The fall 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades assessed more than 2,600 hospitals across the country and found that serious harm or death from medical errors are problematic across the nation. In Northwest Georgia, most area hospitals scored an “A” with one “B” (scores and links below). The independent, nonprofit grading system assigns “A,” “B,”… Read more

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Updates: Ana’s Rotolos Deli scheduled to open on North Broad in two weeks. Cartersville’s Peachtree Immediate Care office due first week of December. West Cinema returns in Cedartown Nov. 16.

Updates: Ana’s Rotolos Deli scheduled to open on North Broad in two weeks. Cartersville’s Peachtree Immediate Care office due first week of December. West Cinema returns in Cedartown Nov. 16.

  Ana’s Rotolos Deli returns, opening within two weeks at 1817 N. Broad St. Ana  La Guardia posted the following note on the restaurant’s Facebook page: “OK!! My beautiful costumers, friends… I’m opening on North Broad …. two weeks. I’ll be there! Thank you for your support!” Known for her rotolos, La Guardia has been… Read more

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