Category Archives: Health

Health: Flu cases continue to be ”widespread” but with no new deaths statewide; additional 32 new hospitalizations in Metro Atlanta area. So far, 19 deaths this season.

Health: Flu cases continue to be ”widespread” but with no new deaths statewide; additional 32 new hospitalizations in Metro Atlanta area. So far, 19 deaths this season.

    Flu cases continue to be relatively low for the week ending March 16, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. There were no new fatalities, but 32 hospitalizations related to the flu in metro Atlanta. Since Sept. 30, a total of 1,371 people have been hospitalized and 19 people have died. During… Read more

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Business: Next likely upgrade for Martha Berry Boulevard — new office for Dr. Stephan LaPointe’s Georgia Foot and Ankle Specialists.

Business: Next likely upgrade for Martha Berry Boulevard — new office for Dr. Stephan LaPointe’s Georgia Foot and Ankle Specialists.

The transformation of Martha Berry Boulevard in Rome has been roughly one spot, a year at a time. Down goes an older building, usually in need of substantial upgrades if not replacement, and in comes a new one. Drug stores, restaurants, a tire shop — one by one, changes have come somewhat slowly but also… Read more

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Health: Redmond Urgent Care opens on Turner McCall and East Ninth Street; hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends.

Health: Redmond Urgent Care opens on Turner McCall and East Ninth Street; hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends.

  Story lines: Redmond Urgent care opens its second Rome location, this one off Turner McCall. It is the latest in a series of new urgent cares that have opened in Rome, Armuchee, Cartersville and Northeast Alabama in recent months — with more rumored to be on the way. On radio: Andrea O. Pitts, Director of Marketing… Read more

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Health: Forsyth is Georgia’s healthiest county. Locally, Bartow was no. 33; Floyd, 54; Gordon, 61; Chattooga, 83; and Polk, 91. See our links to each county’s health scorecard.

Health: Forsyth is Georgia’s healthiest county. Locally, Bartow was no. 33; Floyd, 54; Gordon, 61; Chattooga, 83; and Polk, 91. See our links to each county’s health scorecard.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Once again, Forsyth County ranks as the healthiest county in Georgia. And the next four healthiest — Oconee, Cherokee, Fayette and Gwinnett — are the same as last year’s, in the newly released  2019 County Health Rankings. All five counties are suburban and in the northern half of the… Read more

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Health: Floyd Medical Center awaits state appeal decision to add open heart surgery services. Redmond Regional Medical Center given final ‘green light’ to start obstetrics services.

Health: Floyd Medical Center awaits state appeal decision to add open heart surgery services. Redmond Regional Medical Center given final ‘green light’ to start obstetrics services.

  Floyd Medical Center is now awaiting a decision by an appeal panel of the Georgia Department of Community Health on their bid to open a $16.6 million open heart surgery program. Floyd’s application was denied last June, but the hospital quickly filed an appeal that was also intervened by Redmond Regional Medical Center.  The… Read more

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Health: Flu season continues to ‘slow down’ with no new deaths statewide; only 21 new hospitalizations in Metro Atlanta area. So far, 19 deaths this season.

Health: Flu season continues to ‘slow down’ with no new deaths statewide; only 21 new hospitalizations in Metro Atlanta area. So far, 19 deaths this season.

    Flu cases continue to be relatively low for the week ending March 9, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. There were no new fatalities, but 21 hospitalizations related to the flu in metro Atlanta. Since Sept. 30, a total of 1,330 people have been hospitalized and 19 people have died. During… Read more

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Health: Redmond Regional Medical Center to open new Urgent Care in East Rome on Turner McCall Boulevard on March 20 with ribbon cutting and open house.

Health: Redmond Regional Medical Center to open new Urgent Care in East Rome on Turner McCall Boulevard on March 20 with ribbon cutting and open house.

Redmond Regional Medical Center invites the public to join them on Wednesday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m. to celebrate the grand opening of the Redmond Urgent Care’s East Rome location at 1810 Turner McCall Blvd., next to Zaxby’s. There will be a ribbon cutting with the Rome Floyd Chamber followed by tours of the new facility and… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Senate panel OKs behavioral health commission.

Georgia Health News: Senate panel OKs behavioral health commission.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News A Senate committee voted Wednesday in favor of a bill to create a state commission to analyze Georgia’s behavioral health services and recommend improvements. The commission would be authorized to take ‘’a very deep dive’’ into the state’s mental health system, said Rep. Kevin Tanner (R-Dawsonville), lead sponsor of… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic’s 34,000-square-foot expansion on Gentilly Boulevard should be open later this year.

Health: Harbin Clinic’s 34,000-square-foot expansion on Gentilly Boulevard should be open later this year.

    Work continues at a rapid pace on Harbin Clinic’s expansion at 200 Gentilly Blvd. in Cartersville. Ground was broken on the 34,000-square-foot office on Oct. 18. as the building will compliment Harbin’s medical offices at 150 Gentilly opened a decade ago. The addition will house both new and expanded specialties when it opens… Read more

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Business: Updates on Cartersville Medical Center’s expanding ER, new urgent care center. Melissa Hickman named controller for Greater Community Bank. Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets Thursday at museum.

Business: Updates on Cartersville Medical Center’s expanding ER, new urgent care center. Melissa Hickman named controller for Greater Community Bank. Rome’s Downtown Development Authority meets Thursday at museum.

The Board of Directors of Greater Community Bank are pleased to announce the promotion of Melissa Hickman to Controller. Hickman joined the Bank in 2014, and has most recently served in the role of staff accountant. “Melissa has demonstrated proficiency in her work and a commitment to the success of our Bank,” said David J. Lance,… Read more

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Health: More than 1,200 already signed up for Saturday’s Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon; plenty of room for more. Proceeds to benefit parks & rec scholarships.

Health: More than 1,200 already signed up for Saturday’s Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon; plenty of room for more. Proceeds to benefit parks & rec scholarships.

  Media release: Last year, the Harbin Clinic Leprechaun-a-thon made history as the largest 5K in Northwest Georgia with more than 1,500 people walking and running in the St. Patrick’s Day-themed race in downtown Rome. The 2019 edition is on track to once again take the lead with over 1,200 people pre-registered and more expected… Read more

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Health: Efforts to reform Georgia’s certificate of need process fails in the House; most local legislators opposed it.

Health: Efforts to reform Georgia’s certificate of need process fails in the House; most local legislators opposed it.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Hospital industry lobbying against health care regulatory changes paid off Thursday when the Georgia House voted against major certificate-of-need (CON) legislation by a 94-72 margin. State Rep. Trey Kelley, R-Cedartown, voted with the minority. Voting no were state representatives Katie Dempsey, Matt Gambill, Eddie Lumsden and Mitchell Scoggins. House… Read more

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Update: Around 500 students, adults voluntarily tested for TB at Model, Johnson elementary schools on Tuesday.

Update: Around 500 students, adults voluntarily tested for TB at Model, Johnson elementary schools on Tuesday.

Above: Dr. Jeff Wilson, superintendent of Floyd County Schools, joined us on Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM on Friday to talk further about what steps are being taken. Please click the SoundCloud post above to hear the interview. THE LATEST Around 500 people submit to voluntary testing for TB on Tuesday at Model and… Read more

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Updated: Waiting on Popeye’s in Rockmart. Watch party at Rome City Brewing tonight as Dalton Dover hopes to see his blind audition on NBC’s The Voice. Floyd Urgent Care opens in Armuchee.

Updated: Waiting on Popeye’s in Rockmart. Watch party at Rome City Brewing tonight as Dalton Dover hopes to see his blind audition on NBC’s The Voice. Floyd Urgent Care opens in Armuchee.

Watching and waiting for Popeye’s in Rockmart: It seems LakePoint in Emerson has been home to so much fast-food development in recent years but a close second is the strip on U.S. 278 in Rockmart between Ga. 101 and Ga. 113. Zaxby’s, Jefferson’s, Captain D’s, Chick-fil-A and Martin’s have all arrived in recent years and… Read more

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Health: Bids sought for 50,000-square-foot Hamilton Health Care System medical office building in Calhoun. 

Health: Bids sought for 50,000-square-foot Hamilton Health Care System medical office building in Calhoun. 

      Planned for Curtis Parkway and Dogwood Drive, Hamilton Medical Center is seeking bids for a large medical office building in Calhoun, according to LDI Line construction guide. Look for three stories of examine rooms and offices to rise at Curtis Parkway near the Dogwood Drive intersection just below Dews Pond Road west… Read more

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