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Georgia’s Covid vaccination rate among nursing home employees is just above the national average of 81 percent, according to federal data.Those vaccination figures have become more important … more
DALTON – Hamilton Medical Center (HMC) is now offering a three-week certified nursing assistant (CNA) program.“CNAs are the backbone of the nursing profession,” said Mickie Hollis, … more
DEAR DR. ROACH: I just read another sad story about a woman who had breast cancer, fought it and seemed to win, but after five years, it came back and took her life. The same sequence of events … more
AdventHealth Murray is pleased to announce that Donny Abraham has been named vice president and administrator of the hospital.Abraham has over 20 years of health care experience in acute and … more
The Northwest Georgia Breast Cancer Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Peeples Cancer Institute conference room. If you have questions, please call 706-226-8966. more
Beginning Jan. 15, MAKO Medical COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites in Dalton and Woodstock will open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is in addition to the time these sites operate each Monday … more
DALTON – Seyed Emadian, MD, PhD, says his favorite part of medicine is gaining the trust of his patients and making a difference in their lives. “That will never ever change,” he … more
AdventHealth Murray is pleased to announce that Misty Traylor has been named Georgia market care management director with responsibilities at AdventHealth Murray, AdventHealth Gordon and AdventHealth … more
Since 2005, the first week of May has been recognized as Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. I usually use that occasion to write about the importance of understanding mental health … more
ATLANTA - Georgia is throwing money and manpower at the latest surge in coronavirus.Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday that the state will spend $100 million to put up to 1,000 additional … more
Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases in the community, AdventHealth Murray has updated its visitor policy. AdventHealth Murray is allowing visitors for patients with the following criteria:
COVID-19 … more
ATLANTA – Heading into the 2022 General Assembly session, a push is on to raise the annual cap on the state’s rural hospital tax credit from $60 million to $100 million.In 2021, the … more
Evan Anderson, PhD, child psychologist, will present “Building Relationships through Play” at Anna Shaw Children’s Institute (ASCI) on Saturday, Jan. 15. The workshop will be held … more
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is announcing the allocation of Merck and Pfizer oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19 to select retail pharmacies in Georgia. Initial … more
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) was awarded $2,066,100 from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS). The grant funding is used to provide technical … more
ATLANTA - A three-digit national mental health crisis hotline due to begin service next summer poses a mixed blessing for Georgia.The new 988 line is expected to more than double the number of … more
CHATTANOOGA – Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for patient care and outcomes in aortic valve … more
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has confirmed the Omicron variant in an unvaccinated metro Atlanta resident with no recent international travel history. The individual … more
CHATTANOOGA – Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger was named a Top Children’s Hospital nationally by … more
From Monday to Sunday, 12-5, medical professionals will be provided with complimentary admission for the day, and the ability to purchase three additional tickets at 50% off the walk-up ticket … more
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