Memorial Health Briefs For February

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Throughout the month of February: 

Community Health: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening.  Free screening to detect bulge in artery wall.  For men and women 65 or older, no previous diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm, and no abdominal CT in the past five years. Memorial Hospital Glenwood, Memorial Hospital Hixson and Memorial Ooltewah.  Registration and appointment required.  Call 423-495-6000 for information and to schedule an appointment.

Feb. 1 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Suntrust Bank, 1900 Gunbarrel Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421. Times: 2 pm to 6 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254.  

Feb. 3 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Marion County Health Dept., 2 East 7th Street, Jasper, TN 37347. Times: 8 am to 4 pm CST. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254.  

Feb. 4 Diabetes: Basic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

Feb. 5 Weight Loss: Bariatric Seminar.   Attend this FREE informative seminar to learn more about the Gastric Bypass Roux-en-Y and gastric banding weight loss procedures.  This seminar is geared specifically towards individuals who are at least 100 pounds overweight.  6 pm – 7:30 pm, Memorial Hospital Community Rooms.  Call 423-495-2501 for reservations.  

Feb. 5 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Dunlap Senior Center, 103 Heard Street, Dunlap, TN 37327. Times: 9 am to 3 pm CST. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254.  

Feb. 5 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Harrison Medical Center, 6800 Harrison Park Dr., Harrison, TN 37341. Times: 8:30 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-344-7095.  

Feb. 6 Diabetes: Pre- Diabetes.  Provides an overview of pre-diabetes, prevention of Center complications, meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Memorial Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  2:15- 4:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

Feb. 6 Cardiac: Congestive Heart Failure Education.  Free education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 423-495-7764 for more information.
Feb. 10 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Bradley County Health Department, 201 Dooley St. SE, Cleveland, TN 37311. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-728-7020, ext. 105 or 106.  

Feb. 11 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Primary Healthcare of Dade County, 13570 N. Main Street, Trenton, GA  30752. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 706-657-7575.

Feb. 12 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Spring City Medical Clinic, Coach parked at City Hall, 229 Front Street, Spring City, TN 37381. Times: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-365-2171.

Feb. 12 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: North Georgia Health Care Center, 6120 Alabama Hwy, Ringgold, GA 30736. Times: 10 am to 3 pm. To schedule an appointment call 706-935-6442.

Feb. 13 Diabetes: Basic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

Feb. 13 Cardiac: Congestive Heart Failure Education.  Free education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

Feb. 13 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Bradley County Health Department, 201 Dooley St. SE, Cleveland, TN 37311. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-728-7020, ext. 105 or 106.  

Feb. 18 Diabetes: Basic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

Feb. 18 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance.  Location: Primary Health Care of Rossville GA, 1430 Suggs St, Rossville, GA 30741.  Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 706-657-7575.  

Feb. 19 Diabetes: Pre- Diabetes.  Provides an overview of pre-diabetes, prevention of Center complications, meal planning and carbohydrate counting. Memorial’s Diabetes and Nutrition can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Memorial Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  2:15- 4:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

Feb. 20 Cardiac: Congestive Heart Failure Education.  Free education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

Feb. 20 Diabetes: Basic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.

Feb. 24 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance.  Location: Rhea County Health Dept., 344 Eagle Lane, Evansville, TN 37322. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254

Feb. 25 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Cherokee Health Systems, 1032 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403. Times: 9 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-266-4588.

Feb. 26 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Memorial West Side Clinic, 1200 Grove Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Times: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. To schedule an appointment call 423-756-1062  

Feb. 26 Mammography: Memorial Health Care System’s Mobile Health Coach to provide mammogram screenings.  Women age 40 and over who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months are eligible with or without insurance. Location: Mary Walker Towers, 2501 S. Market St., Chattanooga, TN 37408.  Times: 11 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment call Memorial’s MaryEllen Locher Breast Center at 423-495-4040 or toll free 1-866-591-2254.

Feb. 27 Cardiac: Congestive Heart Failure Education.  Free education for patients with congestive heart failure.  Chattanooga Heart Institute, 2nd floor.  Call 495-7764 for more information.

Feb. 27 Diabetes: Basic Diabetes.  Provides an overview of diabetes and treatment/prevention of complications, diabetes meal planning and carbohydrate counting. The Diabetes and Nutrition Center can help you obtain a physician’s referral and provide cost information.  Diabetes and Nutrition Center at Memorial Hospital.  12:30 – 5:30 pm.  Registration required at 495-7970.


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The Cancer Treatment Fairness Act, SB2091/HB2239, was before the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Tuesday. Committee members heard testimony from a variety of sources about the benefits of the bill that allows cancer patients to get the treatment that is determined by their doctor to be the best option without out-of-pocket costs being a deterrent, said officials.  Bill ... (click for more)

Northside Neighborhood House Receives Gift From Food Lion

Northside Neighborhood House has received $1,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation to help feed and provide education to local residents. Northside Neighborhood House will use the gift for its Healthy Families Program, which offers cooking classes and family dinner nights.  “The NNH is so grateful for this support from Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation,” ... (click for more)

Hamilton County Principals Say Part 1 Of TN Ready Testing Should Be Cut Due To Online System Failure

Hamilton County principals are asking that Part 1 of the TN Ready Assessment be dropped this year due to the recent crash of the online system for the program. The principals also asked that any Part 1 TN Ready test results  not be applied to students’ grades or to evaluations and rankings for school personnel and school districts. The local principals also ... (click for more)

Allan Walsh Named New Bradley County Workhouse Superintendent

Sheriff Eric Watson announced the appointment of Allan Walsh as superintendent of the new Bradley County Workhouse, which will begin construction soon and be opened this year.  Plans are for the new facility, to be adjacent to the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office, Jail and Courts complex, to hold up to 128 non-violent, low security inmates. A graduate of Bradley ... (click for more)

What Our Schools Are And Have Been Doing About Bullying

Bullying has been a widely discussed topic during the last few weeks in the wake of the incident involving the Ooltewah High basketball team.  Contrary to public opinion, Hamilton County Schools have not been passive in our efforts to address bullying now or for the past several years.  Unfortunately, bullying is a societal norm that is infiltrating our school community, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Grab The Reaching Hand

Three of Tennessee’s largest four cities are now searching for school superintendents. Jesse Register retired last June and, after botching the first attempt, Nashville city leaders are intensely helping the Board of Education in a search for the best candidate. In Knoxville and Chattanooga the superintendents have resigned, both under a cloud, and now the leaders of the ‘2.0’ initiative ... (click for more)