Category Archives: Health

Deadline for Heart of the Community Awards of Honor nominations is Saturday. Here’s what you need to know.

Deadline for Heart of the Community Awards of Honor nominations is Saturday. Here’s what you need to know.

Nominations for the 2019 Heart of the Community Awards of Honor awards, the annual program that honors individuals who have worked tirelessly to improve the community through volunteerism, due due by Saturday. According to Chris Kerr, Chairman of the Board of Governors, the awards committee searches for individuals who have given their time and talents to… Read more

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It’s a $200 million week in Northwest Georgia as Georgia Highlands’ STEAM building, Cartersville’s Chick-fil-A open; Harbin Clinic breaks ground on second Cartersville campus; and work starts on 295 residences, rooms at The Spires at Berry College.

It’s a $200 million week in Northwest Georgia as Georgia Highlands’ STEAM building, Cartersville’s Chick-fil-A open; Harbin Clinic breaks ground on second Cartersville campus; and work starts on 295 residences, rooms at The Spires at Berry College.

  It’s a huge week in terms of grand openings and ribbon cuttings in Northwest Georgia. Blend all the projects together and you’re talking about an estimated $200 million in combined investment that has wrapped up or else is getting under way. Three of the four projects are based in Cartersville while the fourth –… Read more

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Buzz: Author of ‘Bones of My Grandfather,’ his search for the war hero nephew of Martha Berry, to speak at Berry Thursday.  Honors for Highland Rivers Health.

Buzz: Author of ‘Bones of My Grandfather,’ his search for the war hero nephew of Martha Berry, to speak at Berry Thursday. Honors for Highland Rivers Health.

  Berry College will host author Clay Bonnyman Evans for a guest lecture and signing of his book, “Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Christopher Browning Pavilion at Oak Hill. U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Alexander “Sandy” Bonnyman Jr., nephew of Martha Berry, was posthumously awarded… Read more

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Health: Willowbrooke at Floyd sets Oct. 18 session on warning signs of youth suicide. Flu shots in Taylorsville Oct. 9, 16.

Health: Willowbrooke at Floyd sets Oct. 18 session on warning signs of youth suicide. Flu shots in Taylorsville Oct. 9, 16.

Willowbrooke at Floyd has organized a free educational event in Polk County to help parents, teachers and families learn more about recognizing the warning signs of adolescent suicide and where to get help, set for Oct. 18 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Van Wert Elementary School. Joseph Weatherspoon, District Manager of Business Development for… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic announces Oct. 18 groundbreaking for 34,000-square-foot medical office building next to its Gentilly Boulevard campus.

Health: Harbin Clinic announces Oct. 18 groundbreaking for 34,000-square-foot medical office building next to its Gentilly Boulevard campus.

  Harbin Clinic will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Oct.18 at 200 Gentilly Blvd. “to commemorate the beginning of our newest expansion in Cartersville.” The event is from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. The site is adjacent to Harbin’s medical offices at 150 Gentilly near Home Depot just off U.S. 41/Joe Frank Harris Parkway. A call for bids… Read more

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Health update: Redmond Regional, Cartersville Medical Center renew contract with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia.

Health update: Redmond Regional, Cartersville Medical Center renew contract with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia.

Oct. 3 post from Redmond Regional Medical Center: “Caring for our community is a privilege and we are pleased to be able to continue to do so as part of the Anthem BCBS GA network. Our contract with Anthem has been renewed with an effective date of 10/1/2018 so that Anthem patients can continue to… Read more

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Updates on Harbin Hero Hustle: Full race results. Also: Murphy Harpst Children’s Home wins $1,000 grand prize; Living Proof Recovery wins $750 drawing.

Updates on Harbin Hero Hustle: Full race results. Also: Murphy Harpst Children’s Home wins $1,000 grand prize; Living Proof Recovery wins $750 drawing.

THE LATEST On Saturday, more than 750 superheroes took part in the Harbin Hero Hustle 5K & Health Walk at Ridge Ferry Park. Esdras Real finished in the top spot on the course with a time of 15:49. Full race results are posted here. Murphy Harpst Children’s Home won the most votes for the Harbin Hero Challenge,… Read more

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Buzz: Pink Day detours to Riverside Parkway this Friday. Cartersville’s new Chick-fil-A due later this month. Rome Little Theatre’s performances of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ open Friday, Oct. 5 at the DeSoto Theatre.

Buzz: Pink Day detours to Riverside Parkway this Friday. Cartersville’s new Chick-fil-A due later this month. Rome Little Theatre’s performances of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ open Friday, Oct. 5 at the DeSoto Theatre.

Temporary switch for Floyd’s Pink Day this Friday: For years, Floyd Medical Center’s Pink Day — part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month — has been based at Chick-fil-A Dwarf House on Shorter Avenue. As work continues to transform it into Truett’s Chick-fil-A, opening late fall, Floyd has followed customers to the Riverside Parkway “container” location.… Read more

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Health: A sudden boom in medical offices — two each in Rome and Cartersville, and one in Northeast Alabama.

Health: A sudden boom in medical offices — two each in Rome and Cartersville, and one in Northeast Alabama.

    Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama are seeing something of a surge in new medical offices — be they primary care, immediate care or urgent care. And while almost all are from the traditional players in the regional — Redmond Regional Medical Center has two and one each for Floyd and Cartersville Medical Center —… Read more

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Health: Redmond Regional, SmartCare Medical Group bringing new urgent care centers to East Rome, West Rome. Includes video from ceremony, photos, closer look at Shorter Avenue clinic.

Health: Redmond Regional, SmartCare Medical Group bringing new urgent care centers to East Rome, West Rome. Includes video from ceremony, photos, closer look at Shorter Avenue clinic.

Above: Facbeook Live (in black and white?) of the Redmond announcement. Redmond Regional Medical Center broke ground Thursday afternoon for one of two new urgent care centers it is bringing to opposite ends of Rome. The ceremony was held at 1801 Turner McCall Blvd. near Zaxby’s for the East Rome clinic. It turns out all… Read more

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Woodland High takes first, Cass High second in 2018 Blood Assurance Battle of the Bands.

Woodland High takes first, Cass High second in 2018 Blood Assurance Battle of the Bands.

  Media release: For the second consecutive year, Bartow County high school bands have captured the first and second place spots in the 2018 Blood Assurance Battle of the Bands competition. Earning the top spot this year with an unprecedented 182 donations, the Woodland High School band earned a $1,500 scholarship. Cass High School came… Read more

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Buzz: Trinity United Methodist Church’s pumpkins arrive midday Sunday; sales to start soon. Harbin’s Walk With a Doc season finale is Oct. 20 with Dr. Paul Brock. Bridge replacement coming to Chattooga County.

Buzz: Trinity United Methodist Church’s pumpkins arrive midday Sunday; sales to start soon. Harbin’s Walk With a Doc season finale is Oct. 20 with Dr. Paul Brock. Bridge replacement coming to Chattooga County.

    The pumpkins arrive at Trinity United Methodist Church this Sunday afternoon — unloading only; no sales just yet. The pumpkin patch will quickly come together but first, there’s the offload of several thousand pumpkins of all sizes beginning at 12:30 p.m. (ETA). We’ll have additional updates on the actual pumpkin patch and sale… Read more

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Health: Polk County’s second rabies case of the year reported. How to protect your family and your animals.

Health: Polk County’s second rabies case of the year reported. How to protect your family and your animals.

Media release: Polk County’s second confirmed animal-rabies case this year has public health officials reminding everyone about the potential dangers of rabies, urging pet owners to make sure pets are vaccinated against the potentially deadly disease. Public health is warning residents in the densely populated downtown area around East Girard Avenue, Cedartown, where the case,… Read more

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Georgia Health News: Hufstetler expects ‘a serious attempt to solve out-of-network billing’ next legislative session. But what about the feds?

Georgia Health News: Hufstetler expects ‘a serious attempt to solve out-of-network billing’ next legislative session. But what about the feds?

By Andy Miller Georgia Health News The legislative effort to end surprise medical bills has repeatedly led to stalemates – and frustration – at the Georgia General Assembly. Surprise billing occurs when consumers have procedures or visit ERs at hospitals in their insurance network, then get separate bills for hundreds or even thousands of dollars from non-network doctors… Read more

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Health: Harbin Clinic Family Medicine and Pediatrics offices in Cartersville and Adairsville holding flu-shot clinics. Health Department now offering flu vaccines as well.

Health: Harbin Clinic Family Medicine and Pediatrics offices in Cartersville and Adairsville holding flu-shot clinics. Health Department now offering flu vaccines as well.

Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Cartersville and Pediatrics Cartersville – both located at 150 Gentilly Blvd. – are giving patients easy ways to bolster their flu resistance. Harbin Clinic Family Medicine Cartersville is now offering walk-in flu vaccines for all current patients during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8… Read more

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Health: Floyd picked to provide emergency medical service to Cherokee County (Ala.) Deal calls for three ambulances to be stationed there.

Health: Floyd picked to provide emergency medical service to Cherokee County (Ala.) Deal calls for three ambulances to be stationed there.

  Three months after taking over operations of then-Cherokee Medical Center and following a three-week standoff over emergency medical service, an agreement has been reached allowing Floyd Healthcare to provide EMS service effective just after midnight on Monday, Oct. 1. That’s according to multiple reports on WEIS 100.5 FM/990 AM which has three items posted… Read more

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