Georgia Hospital Association Honors Hospital Heroes, Including Dr. Rodovaldo Rodriguez Of Dalton

Friday, December 13, 2013
2013 GHA Hospital Heroes from left to right: Travis Roose, Meadows Regional Medical Center; Micah Brown, R.N., North Fulton Hospital; R. Neal Boswell, M.D., Southeast Georgia Health System; Coren Ross, Memorial University Medical Center; Harold Oglesby, R.R.T, R.C.P, St. Joseph’s/Candler; Wanda Lowe, West Georgia Health; Lifetime Achievement Winner Marilyn Margolis, Emory Johns Creek Hospital; Jill Hancock, R.N., O.C.N, The Medical Center of Central Georgia; Kimberly Lynch, Piedmont Healthcare; Steve Beaty, M.D., St. Francis Hospital; Rodovaldo Rodriguez, M.D., Hamilton Medical Center
2013 GHA Hospital Heroes from left to right: Travis Roose, Meadows Regional Medical Center; Micah Brown, R.N., North Fulton Hospital; R. Neal Boswell, M.D., Southeast Georgia Health System; Coren Ross, Memorial University Medical Center; Harold Oglesby, R.R.T, R.C.P, St. Joseph’s/Candler; Wanda Lowe, West Georgia Health; Lifetime Achievement Winner Marilyn Margolis, Emory Johns Creek Hospital; Jill Hancock, R.N., O.C.N, The Medical Center of Central Georgia; Kimberly Lynch, Piedmont Healthcare; Steve Beaty, M.D., St. Francis Hospital; Rodovaldo Rodriguez, M.D., Hamilton Medical Center

The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) presented its annual statewide Hospital Hero Awards on Tuesday at a luncheon held in honor of 11 winners, on of whom is Dr. Rodovaldo Rodriguez of Dalton. Recipients of the award were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the hospital and health care field. More than 120 individuals attended the event, where GHA President Earl V. Rogers presented the prestigious award to 10 Hospital Hero winners and one Lifetime Achievement winner, Marilyn Margolis, M.N., R.N., of Emory Johns Creek Hospital in Johns Creek.

The 2013 Hospital Hero Award winners are:

•       Steve Beaty, M.D., of St. Francis Hospital in Columbus
•       R. Neal Boswell, M.D., of Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick
•       Micah Brown, R.N., of North Fulton Hospital in Roswell
•       Jill Hancock, R.N., of The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon
•       Wanda Lowe, R.N., of West Georgia Health in LaGrange
•       Kimberly Lynch of Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta
•       Harold Oglesby, R.R.T., R.C.P. of St. Joseph’s/Candler in Savannah
•       Rodovaldo Rodriguez, M.D., of Hamilton Medical Center in Dalton
•       Travis Roose of Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia
•       Coren Ross of Memorial Health in Savannah

“The 11 winners of these awards represent some of the most compassionate and dedicated health care workers in the state,” said Mr. Rogers. “They have dedicated their lives to something far greater than themselves, and we were pleased to honor the work they have done and the difference they have made.”


Drexel University Hosts Screening Of The American Nurse

Drexel University, a leader in nursing and health care education, invites nurses to a complimentary screening of The American Nurse on Tuesday, and Wednesday.  The American Nurse Project aims to elevate the voice of nurses by capturing their personal stories through photography and film. The Chattanooga show times will be on  Tuesday at noon. RSVP at  ... (click for more)

Erlanger Adds Orthopedic Specialists, Bringing Total Number Of Orthopedic Providers To 25

The Erlanger Health System announced the addition of three orthopedic surgeons, an interventional physiatrist, a nurse practitioner and a physical therapist to UT Erlanger Orthopaedics; bringing the total number of Erlanger orthopedic providers to 25. Orthopedic providers from the  Chattanooga Bone and Joint Center who are joining Erlanger are Dr. David ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Firefighter Arrested For Robbery Of Hixson Convenience Store

The Chattanooga Police Department has arrested a Chattanooga firefighter in connection with a robbery on Sunday morning. The firefighter has been identified as Steven Kyle Ratledge. Firefighter Ratledge was assigned to Station 19 in Hixson and has been with the department for approximately 3 1/2 years. Firefighter Ratledge has been placed on leave without pay as the investigation ... (click for more)

Rescuers Help Man After He Falls 30 Feet From Signal Bluff

Rescuers helped a man back up after he fell 30 feet on a Signal Mountain bluff on Saturday night. However, he was not seriously injured. At 11 p.m., a 911 call was made reporting the fall. Walden's Ridge Emergency Services responded to 1425 East Brow Road. When rescue personnel arrived on the scene, they reported a 25-year-old male had fallen 30 feet off the side of ... (click for more)

Being Proactive With Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. It affects an estimated one million Americans and four to six million worldwide,  There is no cure for Parkinson’s, and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone. Source: National Parkinson’s Foundation  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In May

Back when we were kids this day’s battle cry was, “Hooray, hooray for the First of May! Outdoor swimming starts today! With temperatures in the high 80s and we dive in to a new month, our monthly walk in a garden heavy with spring time pollen looks promising … AN ORCHID for the movie “Rocky” on its 40 th anniversary: “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t ... (click for more)