Tuesday, March 12, 2013
WellStar Health System recently became a charter member of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an independent, not-for-profit database designed to store comprehensive data about joint replacement procedures.
Tuesday, March 12
WellStar Health System recently became a charter member of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an independent, not-for-profit database designed to store comprehensive data about joint replacement procedures. Last year, orthopaedic surgeons at WellStar performed more than 2,000 joint surgeries. The AJRR monitors the performance of an artificial joint in a database containing information about the patient, the surgeon who performed the procedure and the hospital where the procedure took place. The data collected helps doctors more quickly identify joints that are performing poorly, and helps them match patients, procedures and devices to ensure that every patient has the best possible outcome. “Joining the AJRR signals WellStar’…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
WellStar Health System is pleased to welcome Guillermo J. Pierluisi, M.D., as vice president of medical affairs for WellStar Paulding and Douglas Hospitals.
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Wednesday, March 6
WellStar Health System is pleased to welcome Guillermo J. Pierluisi, M.D., as vice president of medical affairs for WellStar Paulding and Douglas Hospitals. Dr. Pierluisi brings to WellStar more than 20 years of healthcare experience. Most recently, he served as vice president of emergency medicine services for Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, FL.,. At the same time, he served as state surgeon/chief medical officer for the Army National Guard in Georgia (GAARNG). Under his oversight, the GAARNG’s medical and dental readiness level ranked number one in the nation. He also has served as associate professor of emergency medicine at the Medical College of Georgia and assistant professor at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Dr. …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
WellStar Health System is reaching out to local military veterans to receive lung cancer and respiratory risk screenings during a one-day special event to honor those individuals who have served the country.
Friday, October 5, 2012
WellStar Paulding Hospital, once completed in 2014, is set to be one of the country’s first hospitals to be conditioned solely by geothermal energy.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, recently completed the geothermal drilling for WellStar Paulding Hospital, one of the nation’s first hospitals to be conditioned solely by geothermal energy. This is the firm’s 52nd project with WellStar, a non-profit Georgia-based health system, and the hospital being built in Hiram will be one of the first in the country to be conditioned solely on geothermal energy, according to a Brasfield & Gorrie news release. Tapping geothermal energy offers many advantages such as reduced pollution, greater reliability and cost savings, firm officials say. “Not only is this project breaking the traditional mold of how a hospital converts energy to power to heat and …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Crews are already on the job at the site of the WellStar Paulding Hospital, slated to be complete in about two years.
Though dirt was already being moved at the site of the future WellStar Paulding Hospital, officials with the health group and others who have helped the project along were on hand Monday to lift shovels to commemorate the beginning of construction. The facility being built in Hiram along Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway at Bill Carruth Parkway, next to the Paulding Physicians Center, is slated to open in April of 2014. Fifty-six in-patient beds will be available once the hospital opens, though future work will double that amount to 112. Attendees at Monday’s groundbreaking ceremony heard WellStar Medical Group officials outline the future hospital’s features and what it will bring to Paulding residents. See highlights of Monday’s event and learn …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Reynold J. Jennings of WellStar Health Systems focused on the future WellStar Paulding Hospital during his keynote speech Thursday.
Just days before its groundbreaking, attendees to Thursday’s Paulding County Chamber of Commerce Georgia Power Luncheon learned about the WellStar Paulding Hospital, slated to open in the spring of 2014. Reynold J. Jennings, chairman and CEO of WellStar Health Systems, served as keynote speaker of the luncheon held at the Paulding County Senior Center. While Jennings' presentation covered some of the present happenings in the health group, the majority of his time was focused on the future—especially that of the hospital currently being built in Hiram along Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway at Bill Carruth Parkway, next to the Paulding Physicians Center. The groundbreaking for the WellStar Paulding Hospital is set for Monday at 2 p.m., with shuttles…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The facility demonstrates a commendation level of compliance with one or more standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program: committee leadership, data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to the WellStar Cancer Network. A facility receives a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation following the onsite evaluation by a physician surveyor, during which the facility demonstrates a commendation level of compliance with one or more standards that represent the full scope of the cancer program (cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement). In addition, a facility receives a compliance rating for all other standards. “This is an important accreditation for not only WellStar but, more importantly, cancer patients and families in our …
Sunday, September 25, 2011
WellStar Paulding Hospital received one of the six awards the health group earned at VHA Georgia Inc.'s Regional Leadership Expo in Atlanta.