Category Archives: Health

Reminder: Mass casualty drill set for 7 until 11 a.m. today at State Mutual Stadium. Organizers ask public to avoid the area.

Reminder: Mass casualty drill set for 7 until 11 a.m. today at State Mutual Stadium. Organizers ask public to avoid the area.

  Media release: Floyd Medical Center will take part in an emergency response drill at State Mutual Stadium today conducted by Floyd Emergency Management Agency. Other participating agencies include Rome Police Department, Floyd County Police Department, Floyd County E-911, Redmond Regional Medical Center and the Rome Braves, among others. The drill will begin at approximately at… Read more

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Health: Floyd volunteers from three hospitals make record $285,000 gift.

Health: Floyd volunteers from three hospitals make record $285,000 gift.

Media release: Floyd volunteers presented a record $285,000 gift that will be shared by Floyd Medical Center, Polk Medical Center and Cherokee Medical Center. The gift was presented at the group’s annual meeting, held this year at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and represents the hard work and generosity of Floyd volunteers, who give of their time… Read more

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Buzz: Rome for the Rescues party raised $56,000 for animal welfare efforts. Atherton-Staples to help at Floyd Primary Care in Rockmart, Heyman HospiceCare.

Buzz: Rome for the Rescues party raised $56,000 for animal welfare efforts. Atherton-Staples to help at Floyd Primary Care in Rockmart, Heyman HospiceCare.

  The Rome for the Rescues fundraiser on June 22 was a certified hit. The party — held at The Vogue on Broad Street — raised $56,000 for animal welfare efforts in Rome/Floyd County. That’s $14,000 more than was raised at last year’s event. A portion of the money will be used to put a permanent… Read more

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Health: More than 150 nominations so far in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge; here are the leaders (deadline is July 27).

Health: More than 150 nominations so far in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge; here are the leaders (deadline is July 27).

Media release: More than 150 nominations have been cast so far in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge and a strong list of great local charities are vying for the top five spots. Some familiar names top the first leader’s list with: Living Proof Recovery garnering 27 percent of the vote so far. Summit Quest (20… Read more

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Health: Cartersville Medical Center plans nearly $4 million renovation and expansion of cardiac services; now awaiting certificate of need decision.

Health: Cartersville Medical Center plans nearly $4 million renovation and expansion of cardiac services; now awaiting certificate of need decision.

Cartersville Medical Center seeks to consolidate, expand and renovate its cardiac services through a $4 million project. The hospital has filed a certificate of need application with the Georgia Department of Community Health for the renovation project with an estimated cost of $3,993,515. According to the application, the proposed project involves three of the hospital’s… Read more

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Health: Winthrop Health & Rehabilitation seeks state approval for $4.2 million renovation project

Health: Winthrop Health & Rehabilitation seeks state approval for $4.2 million renovation project

Winthrop Health and Rehabilitation has applied for a certificate of need from the Georgia Department of Community Health for a $4.2 million renovation project to its facility at 12 Chateau Drive in Rome. The facility is owned by Floyd County Holdings, LLC and leased by Winthrop Manor Nursing Home, LLC, dba Winthrop Health and Rehabilitation. According… Read more

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Health: Floyd Medical Center denied permission to start $16.6 million open heart surgery program. Redmond’s CON for new obstetrics services under appeal.

Health: Floyd Medical Center denied permission to start $16.6 million open heart surgery program. Redmond’s CON for new obstetrics services under appeal.

Floyd Medical Center has been denied a certificate of need by the Georgia Department of Community Health to open a $16.6 million open heart surgery program. Floyd was seeking to add two new operating rooms, 6,400 square feet of new construction and 5,450 square feet of renovation space for the program. It faced opposition from… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Premium increases for 2019 exchange in Georgia much lower than this year’s

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Premium increases of 2 percent to almost 15 percent would seem like bad news for Georgians needing health care coverage. But the rate hikes proposed by insurers for Georgia’s 2019 insurance exchange appear almost as a relief, compared with huge rate hikes a year ago — more than 50… Read more

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Health: Since opening in May, Floyd’s new Heart Failure Clinic already helping patients manage condition.

Health: Since opening in May, Floyd’s new Heart Failure Clinic already helping patients manage condition.

Media release: The Heart Failure Clinic at Floyd is already helping patients and families seeking ways to successfully manage the condition. “The patients all seem pleased about the clinic opening and what we have to offer them,” said Emily Costolnick, clinical manager. “It seems to put the patients and their families at ease knowing there is somewhere they… Read more

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Updated: Bartow County to privatize EMS service; Signing 5-year contract with MetroAtlanta Ambulance for 911 service starting October 1.

Updated: Bartow County to privatize EMS service; Signing 5-year contract with MetroAtlanta Ambulance for 911 service starting October 1.

Media release: Bartow County announces today the intent to enter into a contract with MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service to provide 9-1-1 ambulance service in Bartow County. Metro has been the long-time 9-1-1 ambulance provider for Cobb County and has recently taken over serving Paulding County. Metro has also operated multiple ambulances in the County for several years… Read more

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Health: Here come the hashtags! #harbinherochallenge voting begins today for upcoming Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and walk.

Health: Here come the hashtags! #harbinherochallenge voting begins today for upcoming Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and walk.

Heroes are getting ready to run, walk, fly and maybe even crawl into Rome for the 2018 edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk on Sept.  29. But before the race can soar into action, the Harbin Heroes need your help in selecting five local charities to participate in the Harbin Hero Challenge. These charities… Read more

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Public Health to begin regulating those performing eyebrow microblading as of Sunday.

Public Health to begin regulating those performing eyebrow microblading as of Sunday.

Media release: Effective July 1, anyone performing eyebrow microblading, and facilities where the cosmetic procedure is performed, will be regulated under the rules of local county boards of health that the Georgia Department of Public Health uses to regulate body art studios and artists.  Previously, the procedure had been included in the prohibition of tattooing… Read more

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Health: Eight physicians graduatd from Floyd’s Family Medicine Residency Program; one to practice in Rockmart.

Health: Eight physicians graduatd from Floyd’s Family Medicine Residency Program; one to practice in Rockmart.

Media release: Eight physicians have graduated from Floyd’s Family Medicine Residency Program. The graduates are Emma Catherine Vetro Atherton-Staples, D.O., Erik Randall Ewing, M.D., Brianna Nicole Fox, M.D., Greta Seiriol Ramirez Gania, D.O., John Patrick McCaskey, M.D., Nathaniel Runne, M.D., Cameron Daniel, Straughn, D.O. and Katherine Porter Taylor, M.D. The Floyd Family Medicine Residency Program… Read more

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Health: Holy hashtags, Batman! The Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and health walk return — as does the #harbinherochallenge with voting starting July 2.

Health: Holy hashtags, Batman! The Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and health walk return — as does the #harbinherochallenge with voting starting July 2.

Media release: Heroes are getting ready to run, walk, fly and maybe even crawl into Rome for the 2018 edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K and two-mile health walk on Sept.  29. But before the race can soar into action, the Harbin Heroes need your help in selecting five local charities to participate in the Harbin Hero… Read more

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