Divas and Desserts, Cancer STOMP, Buddy Check 10K and Pretty in Pink Extravaganza set during the month
The Tift County Cancer STOMP is taking place at the Tiftarea YMCA soccer fields at 1657 Carpenter Road South in Tifton from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday. The annual Cancer STOMP series will wrap up with an event at the Meredyth Place complex located at 2709 Meredyth Drive from 9 a.m.-noon on Oct. 24.
Emergency, medical personnel to take part in weekend gathering
District 6 Dougherty County Commissioner Anthony Jones will host a community health fair and public safety event Saturday.
Summit addresses issues related to womens health and social determinants that contribute to them
It was a meeting of health providers and various community leaders — including a panel of women from the Southwest Georgia community — to discuss the needs of women in the community and determine the available and needed resources.
Top volunteer Harriett Haskins has worked nearly 5,000 hours of volunteer service
Harriett Haskins, 72, was named Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s Volunteer of the Year on Tuesday.
Georgia health officials say more data is needed to make determination
State public health officials said Monday that based on their initial analysis, unusual childhood cancer cases in the Waycross area do not constitute a cancer cluster.
Recent credentials report shows four physicians looking to gain privileges
By Wednesday, 94 percent of providers are expected to be considered qualified to use the system. As of Monday, 92 percent had accessed the training in some way.
Pay It ForWARD helping Southwest Georgia families impacted by childhood cancer
The assistance, Maranda Wright said, can include utility payments, certain health payments, expenses for other children in the family, travel assistance, hotel accommodations, car repairs and emotional and prayer support. When a child loses his or her battle to cancer, Pay It ForWARD has also helped with funeral costs.
Second annual event was to be held Saturday
The event was planned to serve as a fundraiser for Childrens Miracle Network needs at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. At each mile, participants learn a dance move that are combined at a flash mob dance party at the end.
Second event to include all AAHPC clinics set for Oct. 3 at Exchange Club Fairgrounds
The event will include health screenings, a presence from community vendors, family activities, refreshments and live entertainment, coordinators of the event said. It is free and open to the public.
Georgia’s rate fourth highest in country
Georgia’s uninsured rate in 2014 fell by three percentage points, to 15.8 percent, mirroring a national trend linked to new coverage from the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Census Bureau reports.
Shelley Spires named new Albany Area Primary Health Care CEO
Longtime Albany Area Primary Health Care (AAPHC) employee Shelley Spires has recently taken over as company’s CEO following the September semi-retirement of Tary Brown, who held that position for the past 30 years.
Event raised money for Albany nurse and family
Cancer Ties Inc., a not for profit Albany organization hosted its ninth annual fall event on Thursday.
School clinic meant to boost school disaster preparedness, reduce absenteeism
Vaccine will be made available to children at the school clinic regardless of their insurance status, and takes place ahead of the Worth County annual community disaster drill — in the form of a drive-thru shot clinic — from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 8.
Albany nursing home provide complimentary lunches to first responders.
The 113 donated bears were made by Retired Senior Volunteer Program based at SOWEGA Council on Aging.
The Teddy Bear Group, comprising about 20 SOWEGA Council on Aging Retired Senior Volunteer Program — or RSVP — volunteers, sews 100 bears per week to donate to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.
Health and Wellness
- October events set for Cancer Coalition of South Georgia
- Anthony Jones, Albany-Dougherty leaders to host health fair/public safety event
- Community partners gather for women's health summit
- Phoebe Putney Hospital recognizes its Volunteer of the Year
- State can't confirm cancer cluster in Waycross area
- Project One at Phoebe Putney set for Thursday launch
- Family young cancer survivor working to 'Pay It ForWARD'
- Dance Dash 5K canceled due to low participation
- Albany Area Primary Health Care conducting community resource, health fair
- Georgia sees decline in rate of uninsured people