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Northside Hospital awarded national lung cancer certification

July 13, 2018

Northside Hospital in Atlanta has earned The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Gold Seal of Approval® for Lung Cancer Disease-Specific Care (DSC) Certification for a second consecutive survey.   “Northside is currently one of five hospitals in the country that has received The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care Certification for lung cancer and the only program that focuses on thoracic surgical care,” said …Read More


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The Medical Center, Navicent Health Receives Eighth Consecutive Award for Stroke Care

July 11, 2018

The Medical Center, Navicent Health (MCNH) has received its eighth consecutive “Get With the Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus” Quality Achievement Award, an annual award presented by the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association (AHA) for excellence in stroke care.  In addition, MCNH has also been named to AHA’s “Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus” for the second consecutive …Read More


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Vizient MidSouth and Vizient Gulf States Finalize Agreement to Combine Operations

July 9, 2018

Vizient MidSouth and Vizient Gulf States are now Vizient Southern States. They announced their intention to combine operations on April 10, 2018, and finalized the close of the agreement on June 30, 2018. William P. Senneff will serve as the new company’s president and CEO. James R. Davis, president and CEO of University Health Care System in Augusta, Georgia, will …Read More


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NORTHEAST GEORGIA MEDICAL CENTER EARNS HIGHEST LEVEL OF ACCREDITATION FOR CANCER SERVICES

July 2, 2018

Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s (NGMC) Cancer Services has earned Three-Year Accreditation with Gold-Level Commendation – the highest level of accreditation possible – from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC).   “We’re extremely proud of this elite recognition,” says Charles Nash, III, MD, medical director of NGMC’s Cancer Services and medical oncologist with Longstreet Clinic. “Receiving this level …Read More


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Northside Hospital Honored for Outstanding Patient Experience

June 26, 2018

Northside Hospital health care system has been recognized for having among the best hospitals in the nation for patient experience. Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, has announced the recipients of their 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton and Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming are among 10 …Read More


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Northside Hospital CEO Robert Quattrocchi named Top CEO

June 22, 2018

Northside Hospital health system CEO Robert Quattrocchi has been named a winner of the sixth annual Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, ranking no. 32 on the list of 100 top CEOs in the United States.   Mr. Quattrocchi was one of only two Georgia-based CEOs named in the rankings, which are calculated from Glassdoor’s employee reviews of more than 700,000 companies …Read More


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St. Mary’s first in region to offer world’s smallest pacemaker

June 20, 2018

St. Mary’s Health Care System today announced that it is the first hospital in Northeast Georgia to offer a leadless pacemaker for patients who have bradycardia with atrial fibrillation (a-fib). The Micra®Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS)is a new type of heart device, approved for Medicare reimbursement, that provides patients with the most advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a …Read More


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Northside Hospital Cancer Institute treating blood cancer patients with cell-based immunotherapy

June 6, 2018

ATLANTA— Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is among select centers in the country to offer chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, a type of immunotherapy, for adult patients with certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.   Yescarta® is the first-ever, FDA-approved CAR T-cell therapy to treat adults with certain types of large B-cell lymphoma, who have not responded to or who have …Read More


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St. Mary’s honored with cardiac resuscitation gold award

May 16, 2018

St. Mary’s Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award for implementing evidence-based quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer a cardiac arrest in the hospital. More than 200,000 adults and children have an in-hospital cardiac arrest each year, according to the American Heart Association. The Get With The …Read More


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Northside offers free heart and vascular screening April 14

April 6, 2018

Northside Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Institute will offer a free screening to determine your risk for heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease, or CVD.   CVD remains the No. 1 killer of Americans, according to the American Heart Association.   There are a range of factors that raise your risk of developing CVD and having a heart attack or stroke. …Read More


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SGMC recognized for reducing early elective deliveries

March 26, 2018

Valdosta, Georgia –South Georgia Medical Center was recognized by the March of Dimes and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for reducing the number of early elective inductions and cesarean deliveries. The hospital recently met the criteria to qualify for this distinction, which includes achieving a rate for elective deliveries before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy of 5 …Read More


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Red Cross Blood Drive Scheduled for Tuesday, April 3 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup

March 26, 2018

Jesup, GA – Wayne Memorial Hospital is hosting its next blood drive Tuesday, April 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the bloodmobile adjacent to the exterior entrance to The Café at Wayne Memorial.  Appointments may be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visiting www.redcrossblood.org and entering “wmh” when prompted for a sponsor code.  Walk-ins are also welcomed. Wayne Memorial Hospital, whose …Read More


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St. Mary’s Hospice offers Healing Grief workshop

March 9, 2018

St. Mary’s Hospice Services is now accepting applications for its Healing Grief workshop, a free 7-week program for adults who have lost a loved one through death.   The group will meet from 2-4 p.m. each Thursday from April 5 through May 24 at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 100 Janice Drive, Athens. In this private setting, participants will learn ways …Read More


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Free Childbirth Class Offered March 24 at Wayne Memorial Hospital

March 8, 2018

Jesup, GA – A free class on childbirth is offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria conference room. The class is ideal for those expectant mothers 25 weeks pregnant or later by the class date. Those interested in registering may do so by calling (912) 530-3118 or (912) 530-3117. …Read More


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Northside Hospital offers free skin cancer screening in Canton

March 7, 2018

Did you know that skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer?   According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), more than 2,000 cases of melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, will be diagnosed in Georgia this year. As with other cancers, early detection is important. The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute would like to help you get ready …Read More


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Northside offers free heart and vascular screening April 14

March 7, 2018

CUMMING, Ga. — Northside Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Institute will offer a free screening to determine your risk for heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease, or CVD.   CVD remains the No. 1 killer of Americans, according to the American Heart Association.   There are a range of factors that raise your risk of developing CVD and having a heart …Read More


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Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Tanner Among Metro Area’s Top Workplaces

March 5, 2018

Health System Earns 2018 Top Workplaces Award from AJC   Tanner Health System continues to garner distinction as a leading metro Atlanta employer, garnering a 2018 Top Workplaces Award from theAtlanta Journal-Constitution.   According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, more than 2,300 metro area employers were nominated or requested to participate in the 2018 Top Workplaces awards — but only 150 …Read More


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American Heart Month has Local, Personal Connection with City and Newborns

February 28, 2018

In honor of Heart Month, the American Heart Association (AHA) sponsors the Little Hats, Big Hearts Program. According to the AHA’s website, volunteers from around the country band together to showcase the significance of the month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals. Little Hats, Big Hearts honors babies, mothers and heart healthy …Read More


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SGMC Opens Hybrid Operating Room

February 27, 2018

The Dasher Heart Center at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta has unveiled a state-of-the-art operating room that takes the treatment of vascular and endovascular patients to the next level. According to SGMC Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon Dr. Maurice Solis, this is the only hybrid operating room in South Georgia. “Hybrid operating rooms combine the most advanced operating room and …Read More


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St. Mary’s asks community to Help Oscar Quit

February 23, 2018

Tobacco is still the largest cause of preventable death in Georgia and in the rest of America. Smoking kills nearly half a million adults every year. During the week before the Oscars, St. Mary’s and Trinity Health are asking for the community to Help Oscar Quit.   Smokefree Movies is an organization working to raise the rating of movies that …Read More


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GE Healthcare and Navicent Health Enter Relationship to Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Care and Target $150 Million in Savings over Six Years

February 22, 2018

GE Healthcare to provide transformative consulting services, advanced analytics, and leading technology to deliver innovative patient centric care Accelerate integration of technology resources to ensure the system has access to technology as needed to improve the patient experience   GE Healthcare and Navicent Health have announced plans to transform healthcare delivery and reduce the cost of care in central Georgia …Read More


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Northside Hospital Announces Fetal Therapy Program, Partnership with Texas Children’s Fetal Center®

February 15, 2018

Northside Hospital in Atlanta is developing and launching a new Fetal Therapy Program to treat some of Georgia’s sickest unborn babies.   Northside entered into an agreement this month with Texas Children’s Fetal Center®, located within Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women in Houston, to train Northside’s maternal-fetal medicine physicians on a procedure to treat twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Affecting 10 to 15 …Read More


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Join Navicent Health to Learn if Your Heart is as Healthy as it Could Be

January 29, 2018

Heart Fest 2018 Planned for February, American Heart Month   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The CDC estimates 610,000 people in the U.S. die of heart disease each year – approximately one in every four deaths. Heart disease affects both men and women, …Read More


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SGMC Celebrates Heart Health Month

January 22, 2018

February is Heart Health Month and South Georgia Medical Center is celebrating National Wear Red Day and hosting several lunch and learns to promote awareness of heart disease throughout our region.   SGMC is partnering with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign and encouraging everyone to wear red on Friday, Feb. 2, National Wear Red Day, to …Read More


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The Medical Center, Navicent Health Receives National Quality Achievement Award for AFib Care

January 18, 2018

American Heart Association Recognizes Macon Hospital Among Peers for AFib Management   The Medical Center, Navicent Health (MCNH) has received the Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.   Get With The Guidelines-AFIB …Read More


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Northside Hospital Offers Prostate Screening in Cumming Feb. 22

January 8, 2018

Northside Hospital’s Cancer Institute is offering a community screening to determine men’s risk for developing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, aside from skin cancer.   The screening will take place: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. Northside Hospital Forsyth Cancer Center 1100 Northside Forsyth Drive, Suite 140 Cumming, Ga. 30041 Free …Read More


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Navicent Health CEO 1 of 130 Female Healthcare Leaders to Know

January 8, 2018

Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders Honored by Becker’s Hospital Review   For the fifth consecutive year, Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE, President and CEO of Navicent Health has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s annual list of “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.” The list, published since 2010, features some of the most impressive female healthcare leaders in …Read More


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WellStar Health System provided $648 million in charity and unreimbursed care

December 22, 2017

WellStar Health System, the largest not-for-profit health system in Georgia, provided more than $648 million in charity and unreimbursed care, as well as community programs during the 2017 fiscal year.   As a community-based health system, WellStar’s physicians, nurses, advanced practice professionals and team members are committed to helping patients and communities live healthier lives.  Currently, 10 percent of WellStar’s …Read More


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Northside Hospital Donates a GE MAC 1200 EKG Machine

December 15, 2017

GACH commissioned a video with Dr. Karen Kinsell, the only physician in Clay County, Georgia. In addition to her practice, Dr. Kinsell was appointed to the Senate Study Committee on Georgians’ Barriers to Access to Healthcare.    The Alliance has used this video in several legislative committees, because Dr. Kinsell’s practice illustrates the types of problems that face Georgia’s hospitals, especially our …Read More


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Navicent Health Recognized for Excellence by State’s Leading Organization for Non-Profit Hospitals Dr. Ninfa Saunders Also Welcomed as New Board Chair

October 16, 2017

The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals recognized Navicent Health as Large Hospital of the Year during its 34th annual conference last week. The event also marked the beginning of president and CEO Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders’ term as chair of the statewide organization. She succeeds Jerry Fulks, president of WellStar West Georgia Medical Center.   “Navicent Health has played a …Read More


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St. Mary’s President and CEO Recognized as CEO of the Year State’s Leading Organization for Non-Profit Hospitals Celebrates Excellence at Annual Conference

October 16, 2017

The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals named Don McKenna, president and CEO of St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens, Georgia, as its CEO of the Year during the organization’s 34th annual conference last week. The award recognizes leaders who have made a positive impact on their patients, the institutions they lead, and the communities they serve.   “Don McKenna is …Read More


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Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System Reach Agreement on Combining Operations

August 17, 2017

  Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System (the parent of Gwinnett Medical Center) announced today that they have submitted their proposed merger agreement to the State of Georgia Office of the Attorney General for review and approval. Depending on the review process, the five-hospital Northside-Gwinnett Health combined system could be operational in early 2018.   Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health …Read More


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St. Mary’s enhances breastfeeding support for mothers and newborns

August 1, 2017

The Family Birth Center at St. Mary’s Hospital is enhancing care for newborns and their mothers by implementing 10 steps to successful breastfeeding, including skin-to-skin contact after delivery and early initiation of breastfeeding.   “The evidence is powerful that measures such as skin-to-skin contact and establishing breastfeeding while in the hospital have tremendous benefits for both the newborn and the …Read More


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Navicent Health Experts Conduct “Stop The Bleed” Training for Bibb Educators

July 27, 2017

On Wednesday, July 26 trauma care experts from Navicent Health conducted “Stop The Bleed” training for almost 300educators and administrators from Bibb County schools. In the coming months, physicians, nurses, emergency medical service (EMS) personnel and public health officials statewide hope to provide Stop The Bleed training to educators in more than 2,000 Georgia schools. The Bibb County School District …Read More


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Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders Named One of 2017’s Most Influential Women by CEO Connection®

July 19, 2017

Navicent Health CEO Recognized Among Women Who Influence Change, Innovation and Standards of Excellence   The Top 25 2017 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market has been announced by CEO Connection®, the only membership organization exclusively for mid-market CEOs. This list recognizes the top 25 women in the U.S. based on their ability to influence change, innovation, and standards for …Read More


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