Category Archives: Health

Health: Redmond Regional glowing red for heart health awareness month. Floyd teaches bus drivers about Stop the Bleed.

Health: Redmond Regional glowing red for heart health awareness month. Floyd teaches bus drivers about Stop the Bleed.

Putting the red in Redmond Regional this month: The heart spotlight is back at Redmond Regional Medical Center as part of the hospital’s heart health month celebration. The annual campaign is designed to help boost awareness of heart disease and preventative steps.   Floyd County Schools bus drivers and transportation maintenance staff are the latest… Read more

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Kemps, Dempsey, Hufstetler unveil state Crisis and Access Line app, a 24/7 hotline offering free, confidential access to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Kemps, Dempsey, Hufstetler unveil state Crisis and Access Line app, a 24/7 hotline offering free, confidential access to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Thursday morning, Gov. Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp and state officials announced a new mobile application to support the Georgia Crisis and Access Line, a 24/7 hotline offering free and confidential access to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Traveling across the state, Marty and I have heard firsthand from parents,… Read more

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Kemp pushing Patients First Act designed to “a step toward lowering insurance premiums, enhancing access to quality care and improving health outcomes in every part of our state.”

Kemp pushing Patients First Act designed to “a step toward lowering insurance premiums, enhancing access to quality care and improving health outcomes in every part of our state.”

On radio: Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan will join us at 7:40 a.m. Friday on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM. Our first question will be about the healthcare package. Media release: On Wednesday, the Patients First Act (SB 106) was introduced in the Georgia State Senate by Gov. Brian Kemp’s Floor Leader,… Read more

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Health: Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zachary Solomon joins Harbin Clinic. Floyd EMS adds station in Cedar Bluff.

Health: Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zachary Solomon joins Harbin Clinic. Floyd EMS adds station in Cedar Bluff.

Harbin Clinic welcomes Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zachary Solomon.  Media release:As he scrubbed in on his first heart surgery, Dr. Zachary Solomon admits his own heart was racing. “It was during the third year of my residency and my mentor was replacing an aortic valve,”  Solomon recalls. “That’s the valve that separates the heart from the blood vessel… Read more

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Health: Ninth flu death reported in Georgia since late September. Floyd’s Kurt Stuenkel honored by American College of Healthcare Executives.

Health: Ninth flu death reported in Georgia since late September. Floyd’s Kurt Stuenkel honored by American College of Healthcare Executives.

    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… Read more

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Local cancer physician, Dr. Matthew Mumber, selected as one of 8 writers nationwide to write a daily poem throughout February as part of fundraiser for Tupelo Press.

Local cancer physician, Dr. Matthew Mumber, selected as one of 8 writers nationwide to write a daily poem throughout February as part of fundraiser for Tupelo Press.

Dr. Matthew Mumber, a local radiation oncologist with Harbin Clinic, has always enjoyed writing since his college days at the University of Virginia. He’s written two health and wellness books over the years, but now he’s decided to take on a new challenge…writing poetry. Mumber is one of eight writers selected to participate in 30/30… Read more

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Health: Floyd named one of ‘America’s Best’ hospitals for Obestrics and Bariatric Surgery by 2019 Women’s Choice Awards

Health: Floyd named one of ‘America’s Best’ hospitals for Obestrics and Bariatric Surgery by 2019 Women’s Choice Awards

      Media release: Floyd Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for both obstetrics and bariatric surgery. Women giving birth or seeking bariatric surgery at Floyd Medical Center will find services ranked among the top in the nation, according to the 2019 Women’s Choice Awards. The nationwide awards are aimed… Read more

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Buzz: AirLife, Redmond Regional’s partner in providing emergency service, has entered in-network with Anthem Blue Cross of Georgia. ‘Almost, Maine’ opens tonight at the DeSoto. Preparations continue for Heart of the Community events this Saturday.

Buzz: AirLife, Redmond Regional’s partner in providing emergency service, has entered in-network with Anthem Blue Cross of Georgia. ‘Almost, Maine’ opens tonight at the DeSoto. Preparations continue for Heart of the Community events this Saturday.

  From WRGA, Hometown: AirLife 15, based at Redmond Regional Medical Center, started 24/7 operations back in August and has already responded to more than 200 requests for emergency service in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. On Thursday’s Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM, Marcus Lindsey, Regional Business Development Manager at Air Methods –… Read more

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Business: February shaping up to be busy month for bank moves (local and nationally). Digital marketing class set next month in Rome.

Business: February shaping up to be busy month for bank moves (local and nationally). Digital marketing class set next month in Rome.

  BANKING UPDATES: February is shaping up to be a busy month for local financial centers. Earlier, it was announced Roger Smith was retiring from River City Bank after more than four decades of local banking. A search continues for his replacement. Below is the announcement of a promotion also at River City and we… Read more

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Health: Eighth Georgia patient dies from the flu. YMCA’s next pop-up fitness break is Friday. GHC information sessions for students interested in dental hygiene begin Thursday.

Health: Eighth Georgia patient dies from the flu. YMCA’s next pop-up fitness break is Friday. GHC information sessions for students interested in dental hygiene begin Thursday.

  Georgia records eighth flu death of the 2018-19 season: An eighth person has died from the flu in Georgia since late September, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The latest fatality occurred during the week of Jan. 20-26. Six of the victims have been 65 or older; another was in the age… Read more

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Midday Headlines:  Update on Harbin Clinic Gallery opening, including video and what’s next.

Midday Headlines: Update on Harbin Clinic Gallery opening, including video and what’s next.

  From Harbin Clinic: On Friday, nearly 500 people celebrated the grand opening of the Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage in downtown Rome. The inaugural exhibit features the works of world-renowned folk artist Howard Finster as well as Finster-inspired Coca-Cola bottles painted by other Georgia folk artists. The Finster exhibit will be at the Harbin… Read more

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Dining: Hot Wings Etc. coming to Redmond. Lumina Coffee targets February opening. Health: Floyd’s urgent care center in Calhoun expands Friday hours.

Dining: Hot Wings Etc. coming to Redmond. Lumina Coffee targets February opening. Health: Floyd’s urgent care center in Calhoun expands Friday hours.

  Hot Wings Etc. coming to Redmond: The signs are up at the former Grill on Redmond and Scores location for Hot Wings Etc., promising “wings, wings and Cajun cuisines.” We’ll have additional updates soon. On the way: The sidewalk superintendents driving by Lumina Coffee Co. at the Bypass and Braves Boulevard are keeping track… Read more

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Health: Now open — Cartersville Urgent Care on Main Street; weekdays 8 a.m.-8 p.m., weekends, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Health: Now open — Cartersville Urgent Care on Main Street; weekdays 8 a.m.-8 p.m., weekends, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

    Urgent care story lines: Cartersville Urgent Care is the second of three urgent care centers HCA — the parent company of Cartersville Medical Center and Redmond Regional Medical Center — is building in Rome and Cartersville with partner SmartCare Medical Group. The first, Redmond Urgent Care, opened in January in West Rome at Shorter Avenue and… Read more

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Health: Big changes for Harbin Clinic in Floyd County — new building planned, some practices on the move. Updates follow huge year of growth in Bartow County.

Health: Big changes for Harbin Clinic in Floyd County — new building planned, some practices on the move. Updates follow huge year of growth in Bartow County.

  In context: Harbin Clinic continues to grow in Northwest Georgia. In 2018, Harbin opened expanded offices in Adairsville (with additional room to grow) and also started construction on a second medical office building on Gentilly Boulevard in Cartersville. On Thursday, the state’s largest privately owned, multispecialty physician group announced plans for another medical office… Read more

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Health: Seven flu deaths so far this season. Activity remains ‘high’ with another 2,877 people statewide reporting ‘influenza-like symptoms’

Health: Seven flu deaths so far this season. Activity remains ‘high’ with another 2,877 people statewide reporting ‘influenza-like symptoms’

    Another 28 people were hospitalized with flu symptoms during Jan. 13-19 in Georgia, boosting the total since late September to 814. Another two flu outbreaks were reported that week. The overall activity level is ‘high’ and ‘regional’.  The seasonal death toll is now at seven fatalities. Last season, 151 people died from the… Read more

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Health: Floyd’s annual ‘Celebration of Service’ includes salutes to those with four decades — or more — with the healthcare operation.

Health: Floyd’s annual ‘Celebration of Service’ includes salutes to those with four decades — or more — with the healthcare operation.

  Media release: From employees who have worked at Floyd for four decades to relative newcomers who have also made important contributions, the annual Celebration of Service held Thursday night was just that – a celebration of hard work and dedication. “I am often asked why Floyd puts so much effort into a gala like… Read more

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