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Atrium Health Floyd, including Polk and Cherokee hospitals, as well as Advent Health Gordon limiting visitation amid COVID surge.  Gordon County Jail brings back COVID protocols.

Atrium Health Floyd, including Polk and Cherokee hospitals, as well as Advent Health Gordon limiting visitation amid COVID surge. Gordon County Jail brings back COVID protocols.

Media release: As COVID-19 numbers continue to rise in the community, Atrium Health Floyd is further limiting visitation at all locations, including Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center. Most patients will be allowed one designated visitor. Other inpatient and outpatient areas in all three communities will be affected.Requests for additional visitors… Read more

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As Delta, Omicron cases surge in Northwest Georgia and the state, area health officials plead with area residents to visit emergency rooms only for dire needs.

As Delta, Omicron cases surge in Northwest Georgia and the state, area health officials plead with area residents to visit emergency rooms only for dire needs.

    Latest updates: Earlier this week, Advent Health Redmond posted the following: “Unless you are experiencing a medical emergency such as shortness of breath or chest pain, please do not go to the ER for COVID-19 testing.” Wednesday evening, Harbin Clinic posted the following: “Harbin Clinic Immediate Care Rome has no additional appointments available… Read more

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Flu making a comeback this season; more people have died since October (4) vs. all of last year (3). The season continues until mid May.

Flu making a comeback this season; more people have died since October (4) vs. all of last year (3). The season continues until mid May.

Not even midway through the 2021-22 flu season, Georgia has recorded more deaths — four — than a year ago. Health experts credited COVID protocols with helping keep the ’20-21 season so mild but that’s not the case this year. The victims so far this season have included one person in the 18-49 age group,… Read more

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2 more COVID deaths in Floyd County; another ‘probable’ as well. 120 new virus cases on Friday in NW Georgia; 7,998 in the state. 25 virus patients in Rome hospitals, down 1.

2 more COVID deaths in Floyd County; another ‘probable’ as well. 120 new virus cases on Friday in NW Georgia; 7,998 in the state. 25 virus patients in Rome hospitals, down 1.

  FRIDAY Floyd County posts two more COVID deaths Friday and another probable death. 25 patients in Rome hospitals on Friday, down 1. 15 at Atrium Health Floyd, 10 at Redmond Regional. 120 new cases in Northwest Georgia. 64 in Bartow, 37 in Floyd. 7,998 new cases in the state.  25 additional deaths. Source: Georgia Department… Read more

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Helping provide 10,000 meals, bolstering Toys for Tots caps a year of giving by Harbin Clinic.

Helping provide 10,000 meals, bolstering Toys for Tots caps a year of giving by Harbin Clinic.

Media release: Harbin Clinic has played an active role in helping and serving others during the holiday season. “A key part of Harbin Clinic’s mission is to work collaboratively in support of building healthier, happier communities,” said Sarah Tuck, senior director of marketing and communications. “Throughout the year, we have worked to bring our mission to life… Read more

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3 new COVID deaths posted Friday: 1 in Floyd, 2 in Bartow. 57 new regional cases. 28 patients in Rome hospitals on Friday, up 5.

3 new COVID deaths posted Friday: 1 in Floyd, 2 in Bartow. 57 new regional cases. 28 patients in Rome hospitals on Friday, up 5.

Latest from Dr. Gary Voccio: Clear majority of local cases from delta, not Omicron variants: In his last video of the year, Dr. Gary Voccio says 99% of the COVID cases in Northwest Georgia and the state are the delta variant with very little evidence of the Omicron variant. Voccio also says there’s a “slight… Read more

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Health: Piedmont Cartersville certified as a Level 3 Trauma Center ‘providing optimal care for injured patients.’

Health: Piedmont Cartersville certified as a Level 3 Trauma Center ‘providing optimal care for injured patients.’

Media release: The trauma center at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center has been verified as a Level 3 Trauma Center by the Verification Review Committee (VRC), an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This achievement recognizes the trauma center’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured… Read more

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Vaccinations: First look at local booster numbers (8% of Bartow residents to 11% in Floyd). 3 Omicron reports in Georgia apparently have no impact on first, final vaccination demand here.

Vaccinations: First look at local booster numbers (8% of Bartow residents to 11% in Floyd). 3 Omicron reports in Georgia apparently have no impact on first, final vaccination demand here.

Only Floyd County joins the state in the double-digit percentage of people who have received the booster to compliment their COVID vaccinations, according to Georgia Department of Public Health. Floyd was at 11% Friday, a tick behind the statewide average of 12%. Bartow was in single-digits, 8%, a step behind Gordon, Polk and Chattooga counties,… Read more

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Health: Floyd performs first robot-assisted knee replacement surgery.

Health: Floyd performs first robot-assisted knee replacement surgery.

Media release:Floyd recorded its first robot-assisted knee replacement surgery on Wednesday, continuing the healthcare system’s success in bringing important technology to the communities it serves. The DePuy Synthes VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution, used for total knee replacement surgery, and the addition of a second da Vinci Xi Surgical System are part of a $3.9 million project… Read more

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Updated: Georgian has omicron variant; had been to South Africa, currently isolating in New Jersey. Community vaccination event today at Lovejoy Missionary Baptist Church. New COVID death in Floyd; another probable death in Gordon.

Updated: Georgian has omicron variant; had been to South Africa, currently isolating in New Jersey. Community vaccination event today at Lovejoy Missionary Baptist Church. New COVID death in Floyd; another probable death in Gordon.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News A Georgia resident has tested positive for the recently discovered Omicron variant of Covid-19, state Public Health officials reported Friday evening. The Georgian is currently in New Jersey. The person, who was not identified, recently was in South Africa and then went to New Jersey, where the Covid tests… Read more

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Health: Georgia records first flu death of the new season; patient only identified as being 65 or older.

Health: Georgia records first flu death of the new season; patient only identified as being 65 or older.

  Georgia has recorded its first flu death of the 2021-22 season. The victim was listed only as being 65 or older. Between Oct. 2 and Nov. 20, nine hospitalizations, one death and one outbreak have been reported. The death was reported in the weekly summary ending Nov. 20. The outbreak occurred the week before… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Abrams’ entry into 2022 governor’s race sets up health care as a pivotal issue vs. Kemp.

Georgia Health News: Abrams’ entry into 2022 governor’s race sets up health care as a pivotal issue vs. Kemp.

    By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Democrat Stacey Abrams’ entry Wednesday into the 2022 Georgia gubernatorial race almost guarantees that health care will be a leading issue in the campaign. Abrams, who narrowly lost to Brian Kemp in the 2018 race, pushed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act as a top priority… Read more

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Health Department offering free HIV tests, other resources Wednesday on World AIDS Day. Floyd Republican Women meet Dec. 7 at Coosa Country Club.

Health Department offering free HIV tests, other resources Wednesday on World AIDS Day. Floyd Republican Women meet Dec. 7 at Coosa Country Club.

Each Dec. 1 is set aside as World AIDS Day and this year, the health department is offering free HIV testing as well as other information and resources. For more: CDC The Floyd County Republican Women will meet Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the Coosa Country Club on Branham Avenue. Guests must RSVP by Dec. 3rd… Read more

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Another Floyd resident dies from COVID, 26 virus patients in Rome hospitals on Wednesday, up 2.

Another Floyd resident dies from COVID, 26 virus patients in Rome hospitals on Wednesday, up 2.

Coverage notes: No COVID tests Thursday or Friday at the free test sites in Floyd, Bartow. The state will not have updates on cases and fatalities again until 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29.   WEDNESDAY 1 more Floyd resident dies. Another probable death in Bartow. 26 virus patients at Floyd, Redmond, up 2. 19 at Atrium… Read more

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