Category Archives: Health

Health: Harbin Clinic’s urology practices moves just down Redmond Road on Monday. Walk With a Doc returns April 20.

Health: Harbin Clinic’s urology practices moves just down Redmond Road on Monday. Walk With a Doc returns April 20.

    Harbin Clinic’s Urology Rome practice is moving from 1825 Martha Berry Blvd. to the Harbin building at 504 Redmond Road effective Monday, Feb. 25. The new space is uniquely designed to enhance patient experience and allows physicians and clinical staff provide care in an area more suitable to patients’ needs. “Our goal at Harbin Clinic is… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Senate committee OKs governor’s bid for health care waivers from the federal government.

Georgia Health News: Senate committee OKs governor’s bid for health care waivers from the federal government.

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News The Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed legislation Tuesday to allow Gov. Brian Kemp to pursue health care waivers from the federal government. The panel’s 9-4 vote came after Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson (D-Stone Mountain) sought to open up the bill’s Medicaid waiver request to cover more… Read more

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Redmond Regional’s Frist Awards go to Dr. Ryland Scott, Harbin Clinic General Surgeon; Terrence Hight, Redmond Surgical Services Administrator; Charlotte Charyk, Redmond Outpatient Department Volunteer. Excellence in Nursing Awards for Kathy Kinne-Ware, Redmond Cardiac Critical Care Unit Director; and Mary Finley, Redmond House Supervisor.

Redmond Regional’s Frist Awards go to Dr. Ryland Scott, Harbin Clinic General Surgeon; Terrence Hight, Redmond Surgical Services Administrator; Charlotte Charyk, Redmond Outpatient Department Volunteer. Excellence in Nursing Awards for Kathy Kinne-Ware, Redmond Cardiac Critical Care Unit Director; and Mary Finley, Redmond House Supervisor.

    Media release: Redmond Regional Medical Center announces the recipients of the hospital’s prestigious HCA Awards of Distinction, the highest honors bestowed upon employees, physicians, and volunteers at Redmond. The recipients of the Frist Humanitarian Awards are: Dr. Ryland Scott, Harbin Clinic General Surgeon, Physician Recipient. Terrence Hight, Redmond Surgical Services Administrator – Employee Recipient. Charlotte Charyk,… Read more

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Health: State flu deaths jump to 15 since the season started Sept. 30, another 1,108 hospitalized in metro Atlanta. How to protect yourself.

Health: State flu deaths jump to 15 since the season started Sept. 30, another 1,108 hospitalized in metro Atlanta. How to protect yourself.

  Flu has claimed at least 15 lives in Georgia this season: The report from the Georgia Department of Health for the week ending Feb. 8 contained a six-person jump in the number of  people who has died since Sept. 30 from the flu. After initially reporting one death through the week of Feb. 2,… Read more

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Health: Redmond Regional glowing red for heart health awareness month. Floyd teaches bus drivers about Stop the Bleed.

Health: Redmond Regional glowing red for heart health awareness month. Floyd teaches bus drivers about Stop the Bleed.

Putting the red in Redmond Regional this month: The heart spotlight is back at Redmond Regional Medical Center as part of the hospital’s heart health month celebration. The annual campaign is designed to help boost awareness of heart disease and preventative steps.   Floyd County Schools bus drivers and transportation maintenance staff are the latest… Read more

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Kemps, Dempsey, Hufstetler unveil state Crisis and Access Line app, a 24/7 hotline offering free, confidential access to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Kemps, Dempsey, Hufstetler unveil state Crisis and Access Line app, a 24/7 hotline offering free, confidential access to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Thursday morning, Gov. Brian Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp and state officials announced a new mobile application to support the Georgia Crisis and Access Line, a 24/7 hotline offering free and confidential access to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Traveling across the state, Marty and I have heard firsthand from parents,… Read more

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Kemp pushing Patients First Act designed to “a step toward lowering insurance premiums, enhancing access to quality care and improving health outcomes in every part of our state.”

Kemp pushing Patients First Act designed to “a step toward lowering insurance premiums, enhancing access to quality care and improving health outcomes in every part of our state.”

On radio: Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan will join us at 7:40 a.m. Friday on the Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM. Our first question will be about the healthcare package. Media release: On Wednesday, the Patients First Act (SB 106) was introduced in the Georgia State Senate by Gov. Brian Kemp’s Floor Leader,… Read more

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Health: Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zachary Solomon joins Harbin Clinic. Floyd EMS adds station in Cedar Bluff.

Health: Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zachary Solomon joins Harbin Clinic. Floyd EMS adds station in Cedar Bluff.

Harbin Clinic welcomes Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Zachary Solomon.  Media release:As he scrubbed in on his first heart surgery, Dr. Zachary Solomon admits his own heart was racing. “It was during the third year of my residency and my mentor was replacing an aortic valve,”  Solomon recalls. “That’s the valve that separates the heart from the blood vessel… Read more

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Health: Ninth flu death reported in Georgia since late September. Floyd’s Kurt Stuenkel honored by American College of Healthcare Executives.

Health: Ninth flu death reported in Georgia since late September. Floyd’s Kurt Stuenkel honored by American College of Healthcare Executives.

    Flu claims ninth victim in Georgia since late September: An adult in the age 18-to-49 age group is the latest person to die from the flu in Georgia since the current season began in late September. The weekly summary (through Feb. 2) from the Georgia Department of Health now shows eight adults and… Read more

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Local cancer physician, Dr. Matthew Mumber, selected as one of 8 writers nationwide to write a daily poem throughout February as part of fundraiser for Tupelo Press.

Local cancer physician, Dr. Matthew Mumber, selected as one of 8 writers nationwide to write a daily poem throughout February as part of fundraiser for Tupelo Press.

Dr. Matthew Mumber, a local radiation oncologist with Harbin Clinic, has always enjoyed writing since his college days at the University of Virginia. He’s written two health and wellness books over the years, but now he’s decided to take on a new challenge…writing poetry. Mumber is one of eight writers selected to participate in 30/30… Read more

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Health: Floyd named one of ‘America’s Best’ hospitals for Obestrics and Bariatric Surgery by 2019 Women’s Choice Awards

Health: Floyd named one of ‘America’s Best’ hospitals for Obestrics and Bariatric Surgery by 2019 Women’s Choice Awards

      Media release: Floyd Medical Center has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for both obstetrics and bariatric surgery. Women giving birth or seeking bariatric surgery at Floyd Medical Center will find services ranked among the top in the nation, according to the 2019 Women’s Choice Awards. The nationwide awards are aimed… Read more

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Buzz: AirLife, Redmond Regional’s partner in providing emergency service, has entered in-network with Anthem Blue Cross of Georgia. ‘Almost, Maine’ opens tonight at the DeSoto. Preparations continue for Heart of the Community events this Saturday.

Buzz: AirLife, Redmond Regional’s partner in providing emergency service, has entered in-network with Anthem Blue Cross of Georgia. ‘Almost, Maine’ opens tonight at the DeSoto. Preparations continue for Heart of the Community events this Saturday.

  From WRGA, Hometown: AirLife 15, based at Redmond Regional Medical Center, started 24/7 operations back in August and has already responded to more than 200 requests for emergency service in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. On Thursday’s Hometown Headlines Radio Edition on WRGA 98.7 FM, Marcus Lindsey, Regional Business Development Manager at Air Methods –… Read more

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Business: February shaping up to be busy month for bank moves (local and nationally). Digital marketing class set next month in Rome.

Business: February shaping up to be busy month for bank moves (local and nationally). Digital marketing class set next month in Rome.

  BANKING UPDATES: February is shaping up to be a busy month for local financial centers. Earlier, it was announced Roger Smith was retiring from River City Bank after more than four decades of local banking. A search continues for his replacement. Below is the announcement of a promotion also at River City and we… Read more

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Health: Eighth Georgia patient dies from the flu. YMCA’s next pop-up fitness break is Friday. GHC information sessions for students interested in dental hygiene begin Thursday.

Health: Eighth Georgia patient dies from the flu. YMCA’s next pop-up fitness break is Friday. GHC information sessions for students interested in dental hygiene begin Thursday.

  Georgia records eighth flu death of the 2018-19 season: An eighth person has died from the flu in Georgia since late September, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. The latest fatality occurred during the week of Jan. 20-26. Six of the victims have been 65 or older; another was in the age… Read more

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Midday Headlines:  Update on Harbin Clinic Gallery opening, including video and what’s next.

Midday Headlines: Update on Harbin Clinic Gallery opening, including video and what’s next.

  From Harbin Clinic: On Friday, nearly 500 people celebrated the grand opening of the Harbin Clinic Gallery at Makervillage in downtown Rome. The inaugural exhibit features the works of world-renowned folk artist Howard Finster as well as Finster-inspired Coca-Cola bottles painted by other Georgia folk artists. The Finster exhibit will be at the Harbin… Read more

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