WellStar Health System is offering local military veterans free lung cancer and respiratory risk screenings during a one-day special event Monday in three locations in Paulding and Cobb.
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Sunday, November 11, 2012
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.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here's a list of local breast cancer support groups.
One in 8 American women and 1 in 1,000 American men will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that more than 2 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer and fight for their lives each year. Breast cancer is difficult to face alone—for both patients and their loved ones. To help in the battle, there are a number of local resources and support groups. WellStar Health System, which operates facilities in Paulding County, hosts a breast cancer support group from 6 to 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Kennestone Hospital Women's Center in Marietta. “Support groups are really beneficial,” says Debra Somerrs Copit, MD, Director of Breast Imaging at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and a member of …
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.
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…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Hiram city councilmen also changed elected officials' pay schedule during Tuesday's meeting.
It will be hard to miss the WellStar Paulding Hospital once it is completed in about two years. After holding a brief public hearing during their meeting Tuesday, Hiram councilmen approved an application for an additional variance to increase the height of the main hospital tower from seven stories to 11 stories for the new WellStar Paulding Hospital. WellStar President Mark Haney presented the plan during the meeting. The zoning request had recently been approved by the Paulding Zoning Board, and Tuesday's vote completed the last part of that process. The hospital project will hold its groundbreaking ceremony April 9 at the site at the corner of Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway and Bill Carruth Parkway. Construction is expected to take about two …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
A public hearing on a proposed variance to allow for a larger hospital to be constructed in Hiram will precede tonight’s council meeting.
Seven may be a lucky number, but the number WellStar officials hope to see come up is 11. Officials with the health group have applied for a variance to increase the number of stories in the main tower of the future WellStar Paulding Hospital—to be built in Hiram at the corner of Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway and Bill Carruth Parkway—from seven to 11. The Hiram City Council during its meeting today at 6:30 p.m. will hold a public hearing on the hospital group’s latest variance application; a variance approved back in 2006 increased the future hospital’s size to seven stories from three. The public hearing will kick off the meeting, while the proposed variance is set to be the first vote to come before the council. Councilmen tonight also will …
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.
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 …
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Offering dinner, desserts and prizes—all for $10—WellStar is hosting its fifth-annual series on 'Speaking about Wellness for Women' in Kennesaw today and Douglasville on Thursday.
A low-cost evening out with other ladies to dine and learn about staying healthy can be a wise investment as well as a mid-week break. WellStar Health System is hosting its fifth-annual series on "Speaking about Wellness for Women," beginning tonight in Kennesaw and Thursday evening in Douglasville. Open to women of all ages, these programs are presented as a series throughout this year. At this week's first programs, participants will receive a class notebook. Additional notebook material will be supplied at future meetings. Women completing all four programs will receive special recognition and a gift at the end of the year. Two new features to this year's programs are "Healthy Happy Hour" and "Health Extras." Healthy Happy Hour Healthy…