Breast cancer support group is meeting Feb.17

A breast cancer support group will meet in Fayetteville Feb. 17.

The group is open to women of all ages who are currently fighting or have survived breast cancer.

The group will meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness center on the third floor of the Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), 1267 Highway 54 West.

For more information, contact Lesa Merritt (Piedmont Fayette Hospital Women's Imaging Center) at 770-719-6604.

Diverse blood donors needed

All types needed

The Red Cross is calling for blood donors as unique as the patients it serves, and has set up more than 100 donor locations around the Metro Atlanta area to ensure an adequate blood supply.

The effort is being made in honor of Black History Month in February, and also in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer.

All blood types are currently needed to help maintain a diverse and sufficient blood supply, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. Read More»

Free dental exams honor MLK legacy of service

Appointments necessary

Georgians have created a multitude of unique ways to celebrate the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the national day set aside to honor the state’s native son, but free dental screenings might qualify as one of the most original ideas.

It’s a tradition in the Dental Hygiene program at Clayton State University, though.

Dental hygiene students, staff and faculty will provide free dental screenings, x-rays, and oral health education to patients as part of the school’s annual MLK Day of Service. Read More»

Flu cuts swath in Fayette schools

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Fayette County School System officials during the last week of school before the Christmas break reported more than 200 cases of influenza in Fayette schools, about 1 percent of the total number of students in the system. Read More»

HealthSouth Rehabilitation opens in Newnan

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan will open its doors and begin admitting patients on Dec. 2. The hospital, located at 2101 E. Newnan Crossing Blvd. in Newnan, provides comprehensive rehabilitation to patients who have experienced stroke, trauma, brain and orthopedic injuries, as well as other major illnesses or injuries.

HealthSouth Newnan includes 50 all-private rooms, a spacious, on-site therapy gym and cutting-edge rehabilitation technologies. Read More»

Piedmont Fayette celebrates affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Network

Celebrating the local hospital’s affiliation with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Network Oct. 14 are (L-R) John Goodman, executive director of Oncology Services for Piedmont Healthcare; Marlin Seay, executive director of Patient Services for Piedmont Fayette; Melanie Wong, vice president, MD Anderson; Michael Burnett, CEO of Piedmont Fayette; and Dr. Jonathan Bender, medical director of Piedmont Fayette’s Cancer Center. Photo/Warren Bond Photography.

Fayette County leaders joined the staff of Piedmont Fayette Hospital at a reception last week commemorating the hospital’s new affiliation with the MD Anderson Cancer Network, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. More than 100 people heard remarks from the hospital’s chief executive officer, medical director and executive director of patient services as well as from the vice president of strategy and business development from MD Anderson. Read More»

PANDAS: It’s a bear, but not the way you think

Neely and Lucy Ward promote PANDAS/PANS awareness.

Tomorrow is a national awareness day for something you have probably never heard of. A local mom, and PANDAS, hope to change that.
National  PANDAS / PANS Awareness Day is Thursday, Oct. 9. The purpose is to raise awareness of these frightening illnesses that cause sudden and acute behavior changes in children following a bout of strep or other infectious trigger. Heather Ward and her husband, Scott, have become near experts on the subject since two of their three children have been diagnosed with one of these syndromes. Read More»

World-class cancer treatment now in Fayette

Exterior photo of Piedmont-Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville. File photo.

Piedmont brings expertise of MD Anderson Cancer Network to Georgia Read More»

National Trail Day observed at The Ridge Nature Area

Southern Conservation Trust members (L-R) Keith Larson, Monica Coleman, and Jim Coleman (no relation) help out with National Trail Day at The Ridge Nature Area. Photo/Bonnie Hester.

Intern for The Citizen

On June 7 the Southern Conservation Trust and Southside Cycling Club hosted National Trail Day — a collection of outdoor events held annually to celebrate America’s trail systems — for a second time at The Ridge Nature Area.

The Ridge is currently under development as the fifth public nature area to be owned or managed by the Southern Conservation Trust in Fayette County. Read More»

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life week gets a spirited kickoff

American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life week gets a spirited kickoff

Helping to kick off the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life week with a dinner in honor of cancer survivors April 25 were (L-R) Debbie Britt, executive director of community and public relations for Piedmont Fayette Hospital (which hosted the event at New Hope Baptist Church North Campus); Vicki Turner, hospital community board member; Tracey Coker, vice president of clinical services; Ronda Rich, best selling author and syndicated columnist for The Citizen and the evening’s main speaker; Michael Burnett, chief executive officer of Piedmont Fayette; Gracen O'Neal, one of the dinner speake Read More»

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