Category Archives: Health

Health: 100 units of blood collected during ‘Heroes Unified’ event on Wednesday; you can still help through Sept. 1.

Health: 100 units of blood collected during ‘Heroes Unified’ event on Wednesday; you can still help through Sept. 1.

  THE LATEST Update on Heroes Unified blood drive from Wednesday per Blood Assurance: “The power of unity was truly seen yesterday in our community! Nine first responder units from Rome and Floyd County together hosted a community-wide blood drive that saw 104 donors in three locations (Law Enforcement Center, Floyd County Jail and the… Read more

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Health: President of Rome News’ parent company named chair of WellStar, the healthcare group pushing into Northwest Georgia.

Health: President of Rome News’ parent company named chair of WellStar, the healthcare group pushing into Northwest Georgia.

  Here’s a note that is sure to get some attention today from Northwest Georgia’s medical community. The man who runs Times-Journal Inc. — the Marietta-based newspaper group that purchased the Rome News during the bankruptcy auction in 2015 — now chairs the board of one of the main healthcare concerns edging into this market.… Read more

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Health: Dr. John-Scott Carroll joins Harbin Clinic Family Medicine in Rome.

Health: Dr. John-Scott Carroll joins Harbin Clinic Family Medicine in Rome.

Dr. John-Scott Carroll joins Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Rome: Taking a few extra minutes to dig deeper into someone’s family medical history can bring about a wealth of change for their future. This is something Dr. John-Scott Carroll knows well, and it flourishes within his philosophy as a Family Medicine physician.  “I had a patient in his late… Read more

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Health: Good news for teachers, state employees as insurance rates hold steady for 2019

Health: Good news for teachers, state employees as insurance rates hold steady for 2019

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News Driven largely by rising medical costs, health insurance premiums are expected to rise next year for many U.S. workers. Not so for Georgia teachers and state employees. Their 2019 premiums, deductibles, copays and co-insurance will remain the same as this year in the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), Geogia’s… Read more

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Health: Heroes Unified includes nine local agencies — and the community — in a special blood drive Aug. 15. How to help.

Health: Heroes Unified includes nine local agencies — and the community — in a special blood drive Aug. 15. How to help.

Nine organizations in Rome and Floyd County are coming together again this year to sponsor the Heroes Unified event, a community-wide blood drive. The event will take place on Wednesday, Aug.15 from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m. at two locations: 1) the Law Enforcement Center located at 5 Government Plaza in downtown Rome and 2)… Read more

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Health: August is National Immunization Awareness Month; time to ensure all ages receive timely vaccinations to protect their health.

Health: August is National Immunization Awareness Month; time to ensure all ages receive timely vaccinations to protect their health.

  Media release: August is National Immunization Awareness Month and serves as a reminder that Northwest Georgians of all ages require timely vaccinations to protect their health.  “Vaccinations are our best defense against vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Janet Eberhart, immunizations coordinator for the 10-county public health district.  “This National Immunization Awareness Month, we urge parents to… Read more

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Health: A legion of superheroes expected for the Harbin Hero Hustle on Sept 29. Five nonprofits in the hunt for grand prize: Summit Quest, Living Proof Recovery, RLT Prime Timers, Sweet Cocoon, Murphy-Harpst.

Health: A legion of superheroes expected for the Harbin Hero Hustle on Sept 29. Five nonprofits in the hunt for grand prize: Summit Quest, Living Proof Recovery, RLT Prime Timers, Sweet Cocoon, Murphy-Harpst.

  Media release: Superheroes of all shapes and sizes will converge at Ridge Ferry Park on Saturday, Sept. 29, for the third edition of the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K Race and Health Walk. Registration is now open for the event, which saw more than 600 runners and walkers last year. This year, the race and walk move to Ridge… Read more

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Health: ‘Rome Urgent Care’ proposed for Shorter and Division Street in West Rome; $789,000 development with around 5,000 square feet under roof.

Health: ‘Rome Urgent Care’ proposed for Shorter and Division Street in West Rome; $789,000 development with around 5,000 square feet under roof.

  Clearing is under way at the intersection of Division Street and Shorter Avenue across from Rite Aid and Krystal to  make way for what tentatively is called “Rome Urgent Care.” A variety of names appear on the blueprints at the Rome-Floyd Planning Department for the project proposed by Omkar Development out of Bogart in Northeast… Read more

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Federal government report: Serious RN shortages at many Georgia nursing homes, including those in Rome.

Federal government report: Serious RN shortages at many Georgia nursing homes, including those in Rome.

    Please click here for additional details.   By Andy Miller Georgia Health News An analysis of Medicare data shows that nearly half of Georgia nursing homes recently were found “below average’’ or “much below average’’ in their staffing levels of registered nurses. RNs are the highest-trained caregivers required to be on staff in… Read more

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Health: Floyd Urgent Care in Calhoun expanding weekend hours starting Aug. 4

Health: Floyd Urgent Care in Calhoun expanding weekend hours starting Aug. 4

Media release: Floyd Urgent Care in Calhoun will be open on Sundays from 2 to 6 p.m. beginning Aug.5. The office is located at 251 Ga. Highway 53. The office will also start opening earlier on Saturdays beginning Aug. 4, with the new hours being 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. “I am excited about providing… Read more

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Health: Redmond Regional Medical Center opens new $3 million state-of-the-art 3T MRI Suite

Health: Redmond Regional Medical Center opens new $3 million state-of-the-art 3T MRI Suite

From Redmond Regional Medical Center: Thank you to the Rome Floyd Chamber, our Board of Trustees, Redmond Team, and community members who helped us celebrate our NEW 3T MRI! This 3T MRI and state-of-the-art suite is the first of its kind in the region, producing images with significantly greater detail – allowing our team to detect… Read more

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Health: State hospital group honors Floyd for community outreach on diabetes prevention. Redmond MRI suite ribbon-cutting Thursday evening.

Health: State hospital group honors Floyd for community outreach on diabetes prevention. Redmond MRI suite ribbon-cutting Thursday evening.

  Floyd Medical Center earned a Community Leadership Award from the Georgia Hospital Association for its community outreach with a focus on diabetes prevention. To address the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes in the community, Floyd Medical Center’s Diabetes Education and Corporate Health departments have joined to offer diabetes screenings to identify individuals at risk… Read more

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Busy Weekend outdoors with Berry Farmers’ Market, Ridge Ferry Film, Homespun Festival and Music by Tracks in Cartersville.

Busy Weekend outdoors with Berry Farmers’ Market, Ridge Ferry Film, Homespun Festival and Music by Tracks in Cartersville.

Join the Berry College Student Enterprises as many as 30 community vendors for our annual summer Farmers’ Market. The hours are 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the Clara Bowl adjacent to the Ford buildings. The market will include products such as Angus Beef, jams and jellies, vegetables, eggs, artwork, handcrafted jewelry, Jersey Milk cheese… Read more

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Health: More than 500 nominations so far in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge; here are the leaders (deadline is July 27).

Health: More than 500 nominations so far in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge; here are the leaders (deadline is July 27).

Media release: With roughly one week remaining in the 2018 Harbin Hero Challenge, votes continue to fly in. As of Friday morning (July 20), the top five charities are Living Proof Recovery, Summit Quest, Murphy-Harpst Children’s Center, RLT Prime Timers and The Sweet Cocoon. Several other charities are within striking distance of the top five. Two… Read more

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