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Area physician helps draft guidelines helping cancer patients

Harbin Clinic Radiation Oncologist Dr. Matt Mumber recently served on a national panel tasked with helping patients diagnosed with potentially curable pancreatic cancer. The American Society of Clinical Oncology, the largest oncology medical society in the world, convened the panel of national experts in medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, palliative care and advocacy to provide recommendations and draft a physician practice guideline for oncologists on potentially curative therapies for patients with localized pancreatic cancer.

Heat Advisory for Southeast Georgia

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Doctors help save Rome man’s life twice in one month

When Greg Rayburn, owner of Rayburn Electric Company in Rome, Ga, went to the hospital for a routine diagnostic procedure, he had no idea the health crises he was about to face. Thanks to the work of Harbin Clinic physicians, despite a heart attack and a severe brain bleed, he is about to celebrate a year of health and recovery.

Redmond Regional announces 2015 Frist Humanitarian Awards

Redmond Regional Medical Center announces the three winners of the hospital’s 2015 Frist Humanitarian Awards: Dr. Daniel Robitshek, Internal Medicine Residency Program – Physician Recipient; Andrew Ballantine, Director of Food and Nutrition Services – Employee Recipient; and Eunice Evans – Volunteer Recipient. Redmond also recognizes Angie Terry, RN as the 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Nursing Award.

Rome Braves, Blood Assurance team up for Friday blood drive

With baseball season under full swing, non-profit regional blood center Blood Assurance is partnering with the Rome Braves to host a blood drive on Friday, May 13, from noon until 6 p.m. at the team's stadium located at 755 Braves Blvd. All community members who make a blood donation will receive an "American Blood Donor" t-shirt, and the first 25 donors will receive a complimentary general admission ticket to any Rome Braves game this season.

Gordon Hospital recognizes outstanding employees

Dalyn Moss, Brandi Hale, and Robin Quinn have been awarded Gordon Hospital’s prestigious Extra Mile Award. This special award was created by members of the hospital’s Employee Engagement Committee to recognize employees who go above and beyond the call of duty on a regular basis. It is awarded monthly to deserving employees selected by the hospital’s directors.

Gordon Hospital ranks high nationally for patient experience

Gordon Hospital was recently honored with an outstanding patient experience award given by Healthgrades, an organization committed to connecting consumers with quality healthcare facilities. Gordon Hospital is the only hospital in the region to receive this prestigious award.

Dr. Joe Joyave joins Gordon Hospital as chief medical officer

Gordon Hospital, a member of Adventist Health System, is pleased to announce that Joe Joyave, MD, will join the administrative team as co-chief medical officer of the hospital and chief medical officer of Gordon Physicians Group. In his new position, Dr. Joyave will lead the clinical initiatives for Gordon Hospital along with Dr. Max Parrott, his co-chief medical officer. He will provide administrative leadership to the hospital-owned clinics and employed physicians. Dr. Joyave will also give administrative support to the hospitalist program.

Hundreds expected gather for Walk MS Rome April 9 at Berry

Many teams and individuals are expected to raise more than $35,399 to stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever at the 2016 Walk MS Rome taking place on April 9, 2016 at the Berry College campus. Walk MS is an opportunity for people living with MS and those who care about them to connect, join together, be inspired and raise critical funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

GNTC Neuromuscular Therapy students provide treatment to cancer patients

Students from Georgia Northwestern Technical College’s (GNTC) Neuromuscular Therapy program recently participated in an Oncology Massage Therapy Clinic to provide safe, effective treatment to cancer patients and people with cancer histories.