Thursday, April 4, 2013
Registration is required to get a free comprehensive screening on one of three dates in May.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and Northside Hospital-Cherokee is offering free stroke screenings to allow people to more fully understand their risk for a stroke. Strokes are more prevalent in the southeast, and according to the Georgia Department of Health, 3,775 Georgians died of strokes in 2008. Thirty percent of Georgians who died in 2008 were killed by cardiovascular disease. Screenings will be offered on May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon, on May 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on May 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. A screening will consist of a risk assessment, blood pressure reading, total cholestorol, glucose, some carotid ultrasounds and a one-on-one consultation with a doctor. Registration for the screenings is open now. To book an …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The city had to cancel the egg hunt last week due to heavy rains.
The city of Holly Springs will still move forward with its 12th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Memorial Park. The Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 11 a.m. More than 12,000 eggs will be hunted for children ages infant to 12. The hunt was cancelled last Saturday due to heavy rains that moved into the area early Saturday morning. However, the weather on Saturday should be more accommodating. Expect mostly cloudy skies, a 30 percent chance of rain and temperatures reaching into the mid 60s. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures and each family receives one complimentary picture. Northside Hospital-Cherokee is the presenting event sponsor. For more information email Jennifer…
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Rain has caused the city to reschedule the children's event until next Saturday, March 30.
Saturday, March 23
The City of Holly Springs Easter Egg Hunt is canceled for today, March 23. "We have rescheduled for Saturday, March 30," said Jennifer Stanley, the city's economic development director and special events manager. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 10:15 a.m. at Barrett Memorial Park. The Egg Hunt will begin promptly at 11 a.m. More than 12,000 eggs will be hunted for children ages infant to 12. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures and each family receives one complimentary picture. Every child receives a prize, Stanley said. Northside Cherokee is the presenting event sponsor. For more information email Jennifer Stanley, call her at 770-345-5536, or visit the Holly Springs website.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The Marietta-based health care system is eyeing the possibility of opening an off-site emergency center on Sixes Road near I-575.
WellStar Health System continues to explore its options to expand in Cherokee County. The company has filed a letter intent with the Georgia Department of Community Health to build a $21 million off-site emergency center on Sixes Road at Interstate 575. WellStar Spokesperson Keith Bowermaster said the company submitted a letter of intent for a "free standing emergency department" at the location, which is situated on 62 acres on the southwest corner of Sixes Road and I-575. The initial phase would include a facility between 100,000 to 120,000 square feet. Bowermaster said noted there's no set timetable for construction. "WellStar is committed to providing quality health care to the residents of Cherokee County," he said in a statement. "…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Do you have the heart to take on this job?
More people leave Cherokee for work than any other county in metro Atlanta. Do you want to work closer to home? Northside Hospital is hiring a monitor technician in Canton. This technician is directly responsible for monitoring the readouts of various medical equipment and performing routine maintenance on it. The candidate will complete a basic arrhythmia course, and will also have to pass yearly required competency exams on pacemakers and other medical technology. To apply for this job, click here. To peruse the Canton-Sixes Patch classifieds, click here. Don’t miss any of the local news you care about. Subscribe to Canton-Sixes Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
This is the third consecutive year that Northside Hospital's Blood and Marrow Transplant Program has come out on top in The National Marrow Donor Program's rankings.
The National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), the federally funded organization that facilitates most unrelated bone marrow transplants in the United States, has released data that indicate Northside Hospital’s Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program has, by far, the best survival rates for matched related and unrelated transplants of any program in the country. This is the third consecutive year that Northside has come out on top. The most recently reported data spans from years 2007 through 2009. Transplanting healthy marrow may be the best and only hope of a cure for life-threatening diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma and other blood disorders. The BMT Program at Northside is one of the largest and most comprehensive programs in the …