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Gwinnett Medical designated one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades

Gwinnett Medical designated one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades

Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC), with hospitals in Duluth and Lawrenceville, announced today that its superior clinical quality has placed it among an elite group of U.S. hospitals: HealthGrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals. Gwinnett Medical Center is the only hospital system in Atlanta* to be named by HealthGrades as one of America’s 100 Best, and one of only three in the entire state of Georgia.

To be recognized with this distinction, hospitals must have had risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates that were in the top five percent in the nation for the most consecutive years. On average, patients treated at America’s 100 Best Hospitals had nearly a 30 percent lower risk of death.

Gwinnett Medical Center | Transforming healthcare in every direction

Gwinnett Medical Center | Transforming healthcare in every direction

 

This isn’t a small change. This is a complete reinvention of healthcare and the way you think of it. At Gwinnett Medical Center, we’ve transformed every facet of our healthcare system with the patient in mind. And this transformation is evident with state, regional and national accolades.

Feb. 2-Take Aim at Cancer Presents: Innovations in Lung Cancer Research, Treatment and Patient Care

Feb. 2-Take Aim at Cancer Presents: Innovations in Lung Cancer Research, Treatment and Patient Care

Leading MD Anderson Oncology Chief to Speak at The Lovett School at 7pm

ATLANTA (January 27, 2012) Lung cancer is the No. 1 cause of cancer-related death in both men and women in the U.S. according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2007 (most recent statistics), lung cancer accounted for more deaths than breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer combined. But there’s good news: We’re closer than ever before to eradicating this deadly disease.

Take Aim at Cancer, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization benefiting targeted therapy and lung cancer research, is pleased to present this free educational event that is open to the public. It will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Local couple donates $250,000 to Gwinnett Tech

Local couple donates $250,000 to Gwinnett Tech

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett philanthropists Clyde and Sandra Strickland have donated $250,000 to the Legacy of Lives Campaign at Gwinnett Technical College.

The program establishes scholarships for students in certain programs, and helps others enroll in the school after obtaining their GEDs.

RELATED: New Heart & Vascular Center at Gwinnett Medical Center to be named for the Stricklands

Fulton County Health Services Encourages Residents to Get Vaccinated

In observance of National Immunization and Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 5 – 9, 2011, Fulton County Health Services will sponsor flu vaccination drives throughout the county to vaccinate residents, especially pregnant women, against the seasonal flu virus.  There is a $25 fee for the seasonal flu vaccine.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is important for pregnant women to get a flu shot. The nasal spray vaccine is not recommended for pregnant women. The flu shot given during pregnancy has been shown to protect both a mother and her baby (up until 6 months of age when the child can be vaccinated) from flu.

Flu vaccine safety studies have also shown that flu vaccination does not cause miscarriage during pregnancy and it can be given during any trimester.  Millions of pregnant women have safely received the flu shot over the years, and more pregnant women are getting vaccinated against flu than ever before.

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes

Food Bloggers Dish On How to "Spin" Your Favorite Thanksgiving Dishes When it comes to Thanksgiving food bloggers or “foodies” are anything but traditional. Their favorite philosophy is “Think Outside the Box”. Putting down the Thanksgiving menu is as exciting for them as cooking and sharing the meal with family and friends. Foodies always like to place a creative pin to traditional dishes. The result are unique scrumptious and mouth-watering dishes that could give any professional chef a run for their money.


Recently, food bloggers from "The Brown Culinary Experience" offered their takes on their favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

LOCAL PROFILE: Turkey Day Fitness Tips

 

ATLANTA – Next week marks the start of the season many of us look forward to, year round. People love this season, dubbed “the most wonderful time of the year”, for a number of reasons. For children it could be the toys and gifts they receive or the annual visit to Grandma’s house. Or for adults it could be the abundant holiday cheer or the abundant holiday food it's okay to consume for the mere sake of the holiday. For some, the holidays can be too cheery and many end up heavier than they were before they started. 

Was the holiday food really worth a holiday gut? Think again.

Many people struggle with this issue, year in and year out. Some go on crash diets before the holiday or workout until they’re fatigued to “make room” for their Thanksgiving Feast but Amy Henry at FORUM Fitness in Buckhead thinks they’re all “wasting their time”.