Category Archives: Health

Health: Redmond Regional employees donate more than $120,000 to local, national charities.

Health: Redmond Regional employees donate more than $120,000 to local, national charities.

  Media release: Redmond Regional Medical Center employees gave back to the community by participating in the hospital’s month-long campaign of charitable giving, the Giving Heart Campaign. Throughout the month of October, employees led an organized campaign of financial giving to non-profit organizations of their choosing. Employees were able to make a one-time donation or… Read more

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Health Department: Turkeys were the cause of the salmonella outbreak at Toyo Tire following a catered meal Nov. 14-15. At least 90 went to ER; five were hospitalized.

Health Department: Turkeys were the cause of the salmonella outbreak at Toyo Tire following a catered meal Nov. 14-15. At least 90 went to ER; five were hospitalized.

Media release: Preliminary findings implicate catered turkeys as the cause of a recent salmonella outbreak among employees attending an event at Toyo Tire in White, on Nov. 14-15, according the Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District.  Laboratory investigation is ongoing. From Hometown/background: At least 90 workers were treated at area emergency rooms with… Read more

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Now’s the time to get that flu shot before all the Christmas and New Year’s activities.

Now’s the time to get that flu shot before all the Christmas and New Year’s activities.

Time to get that flu shot with Christmas and all the festivities three weeks away. Media release: The Christmas and New Year’s holidays are almost here and that means family gatherings and parties where people can be in close proximity of each other.  Don’t let the flu bring you down. National Influenza Vaccination Week is… Read more

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Health: How Georgia Trend’s analysis ranks Floyd, Redmond Regional, Cartersville Medical and Gordon Hospital.

Health: How Georgia Trend’s analysis ranks Floyd, Redmond Regional, Cartersville Medical and Gordon Hospital.

Georgia Trend looks at ‘Georgia’s Top Hospitals 2017’ The December issue, now available online, includes a takeout on hospital mergers and a sidebar that analyzes the top hospitals in our state. What it means to Northwest Georgia hospitals –and patients: Top large hospitals, 250+ beds: Floyd Medical Center is no. 14 out of 19 listed.… Read more

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Angelo’s gets a perfect score — 100 — upon Health Department inspection Tuesday; will see monthly checks perhaps through April. hopes to wrap up Toyo Tire salmonella interviews by Tuesday. Angelo’s reopens restaurant in Cartersville.

Angelo’s gets a perfect score — 100 — upon Health Department inspection Tuesday; will see monthly checks perhaps through April. hopes to wrap up Toyo Tire salmonella interviews by Tuesday. Angelo’s reopens restaurant in Cartersville.

A follow-up inspection on Angelo’s New York Style Pizza and Bistro was conducted Tuesday morning by the health department, ending with a perfect score — 100 (see above or click here). The restaurant, in West End Commons in Cartersville, closed following the outbreak of what has been determined to be salmonella as the restaurant catered… Read more

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A special Thanksgiving: Volunteers, staff ensure families assisted by Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd enjoy a traditional dinner.

A special Thanksgiving: Volunteers, staff ensure families assisted by Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd enjoy a traditional dinner.

  Media release: Volunteers and staff at Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd gathered Wednesday to prepare Thanksgiving meals for families served by the organization. The event has become a tradition of servitude and gratitude for all involved. “Every year, we hear back from families about what a blessing it is to them. It touches them deeply…… Read more

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Toyo Tire outbreak: Health department says salmonella behind Toyo catering outbreak. At least 80 employees have been treated at emergency rooms; five have been hospitalized. From CDC: What is salmonella?

Toyo Tire outbreak: Health department says salmonella behind Toyo catering outbreak. At least 80 employees have been treated at emergency rooms; five have been hospitalized. From CDC: What is salmonella?

  WEDNESDAY UPDATES Salmonella the source of food-bourne illness at Toyo Tire event: The Georgia Department of Public Health Northwest Health District has concluded that the cause of the food-borne illness outbreak related to a catered employee event at Toyo Tire in White on Nov. 14 and 15 was salmonella.  The determination is based on… Read more

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About Angelo’s pizza and bistro: Five recent health inspections carry average score of 90.6 (an A-minus). Lawyer says owner fully cooperating with health officials in Toyo case.

About Angelo’s pizza and bistro: Five recent health inspections carry average score of 90.6 (an A-minus). Lawyer says owner fully cooperating with health officials in Toyo case.

Salmonella the cause of the outbreak at Toyo Tire, health department says. Click Toyo This story has been updated with additional employee ER visits, the number of employees hospitalized and the projected reopening of the restaurant. The restaurant that catered the Toyo Tire Thanksgiving lunch last week has a 90.6 average out of 100 possible points… Read more

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Buzz: Rome Floyd Chamber says thanks to its members, prepares for Small Business Saturday. Floyd welcomes Jones to Wound Care, Foot Care and Hyperbarics.

Buzz: Rome Floyd Chamber says thanks to its members, prepares for Small Business Saturday. Floyd welcomes Jones to Wound Care, Foot Care and Hyperbarics.

​ Join us tomorrow at the Rome Floyd Chamber as we celebrate “You” and handout Small Business Saturday goodie bags!   Dustin Jones, MSN, APRN, NP-C, has joined the Floyd Center for Wound Care, Foot Care and Hyperbarics as a Nurse Practitioner. Jones will offer complete care to patients with both minor and complex wounds… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Annual safety ratings for area hospitals show As for Redmond, Cartersville, Gordon hospitals; C for Floyd.

Georgia Health News: Annual safety ratings for area hospitals show As for Redmond, Cartersville, Gordon hospitals; C for Floyd.

By Andy Miller, Georgia Health News Georgia stayed in 40th place among states in percentages of hospitals with top safety ratings, in the latest report from the Leapfrog Group. Gordon Hospital   The report, released Tuesday, said that fewer than 20 percent of Georgia hospitals earned an “A’’ grade on patient safety. Fourteen of the 74 Georgia… Read more

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Health: Flu shots return but this year, Publix offering $10 gift card, Kroger a meal for a needy person if you get your vaccinations there.

Health: Flu shots return but this year, Publix offering $10 gift card, Kroger a meal for a needy person if you get your vaccinations there.

  By Natalie Simms nsimmshh@att.net Flu season is back as are recommended vaccinations but there’s a twist this season. Local health officials have seen a few cases in recent weeks but nothing widespread.  “Each flu season is different and we never know how to characterize one until we’re looking at it in the rear-view mirror,”… Read more

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Health: Cartersville Medical Center’s Cardiac Team awarded ‘2017 Process Improvement Pioneer Award’ out of 200 hospitals nationwide.

Health: Cartersville Medical Center’s Cardiac Team awarded ‘2017 Process Improvement Pioneer Award’ out of 200 hospitals nationwide.

(Media release) The cardiovascular services team at Cartersville Medical Center (CMC) was awarded the “2017 Process Improvement Pioneer Award” by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) earlier this week at the ACC’s 20th Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada. Accepting the award on behalf of CMC were Leah Hite, director of cardiovascular services and Jan Hartness, cardiovascular… Read more

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Health: Keith Sandlin, Cartersville Medical Center’s ‘first and only CEO,’ retiring in January after 34 years.

Health: Keith Sandlin, Cartersville Medical Center’s ‘first and only CEO,’ retiring in January after 34 years.

  Media release: After a 40-year career in healthcare, with 34 years dedicated to Cartersville Medical Center, Keith Sandlin, President and CEO at CMC, is retiring in January. “I have great pride in being a part of the growth and success of Cartersville Medical Center for the past 34 years and feel tremendous ownership. We… Read more

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