Friday, February 15, 2013
The 72,000 square-foot shopping center across from Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth to be used for future expansion.
The vacant shopping center on Howell Ferry Road across from Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth has been bought for hospital expansion. The purchase by Gwinnett Medical Center of the 72,000-square-foot center, known as the Ingles shopping plaza, occurred after several years of discussion. The official name of the center is At Howell Station. The property was purchased for $7.5 million. “Through this acquisition, we’ll have an additional 10 acres of land and 72,000 square feet of building space, which can be developed to support our strategic long-term growth,” said GMC Executive Vice President and COO Thomas Shepherd. “Soon, we’ll evaluate existing needs and anticipated future growth to specify how this property can best serve the community,” …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Hundreds attend Gwinnett Medical Center event at Gwinnett Center in Duluth to promote healthy hearts.
Sunday, February 10
Gwinnett Medical Center celebrated National Heart Month by presenting “Get Heart Smart - an interactive heart health expo” Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. The free community event attracted hundreds of participants. The expo featured educational seminars, fitness classes, a heart-healthy cooking contest, and discounted medical screenings. Giveaways to participants included iPods, local gym memberships and other ways to encourage improving heart health. GMC’s Strickland Heart Center sponsored the “Fired Up for Heart Health” cooking contest. Local firefighters and GMC employees prepared heart-healthy meals and competed for the prize of best dish. Chef/owner Michael Ganley of Duluth’s Park Café and the Payne-Corley House …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Follow these tips from Gwinnett Medical Center to help reduce your chances of getting and spreading the flu virus.
Sunday, January 13
Patch reached out to Gwinnett Medical Center for their top tips on how to get through this intense flu season. Here's what Eve Early, manager of Infection Control at the hospital, recommended: Do you have your own tips for surviving flu season? Tell us in the comments section below.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Based in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett Heart Specialists has locations in Dacula, Duluth, Loganville, Monroe, and Sugar Hill.
Wednesday, January 9
Gwinnett Medical Center (GMC) announced the opening of Gwinnett Heart Specialists of Gwinnett Medical Group in early January. This new medical practice is staffed by cardiologists Sreeni Gangasani, M.D., Michael Lipsitt, M.D. and Marc Unterman, M.D., who have served the community for 30 years. Gwnnett Health Specialists is based in Lawrenceville, but has locations in Dacula, Duluth, Loganville, Monroe, and Sugar Hill. Gwinnett Heart Specialists provides services for both the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease that include: Dr. Gangasani, who has served as the chief of the Department of Internal Medicine at GMC, completed his residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases from William Beaumont …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Breast cancer isn't age specific. Here's how to cope with treatments and augmentations if you are diagnosed earlier in life.
Generally speaking, 119 women out of 100,000 in Georgia have a chance of getting breast cancer, according to this breast cancer statistics chart from komen.org. An American woman in her 30s has a one in 232 chance of getting the disease, and a woman 20 years her senior has a one in 42 probability, according to the website. “Although we aren’t certain, the cause of breast cancer in younger women is likely caused by a genetic predisposition,” says Ann H. Partridge, M.D., M.P.H., the medical oncologist director of the Adult Survivorship Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. While breast cancer treatment in young women is often effective, the chance of recovery tends to be worse in women under 40. Breast …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Gwinnett Medical Center hopes its video is the winner of a first-place prize of $10,000, which will be donated to a charity of its choice.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
For a second year in a row, Gwinnett Medical Center is throwing its pink gloves in the ring for Medline Industries' annual contest aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer. The clinical staff put together its video for the Pink Glove Dance Competition with no assistance from the hospital's marketing department. It features hundreds of hospital employees, volunteers and physicians "honoring the breast cancer survivors we serve," the team said in its contest statement. "Our amazing community inspires us every day and we hope that this video inspires them," the statement also read. Winners of the contest will be chosen by community votes. Voting is open until midnight on Nov. 2. The winner will get $10,000 to donate to the nonprofit of …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Nearly 40 Gwinnett dentists offering teeth bleaching services for donations to Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation toward purchase of 3D breast cancer diagnostic machine.
Gwinnett dentists are offering teeth whitening services starting Oct. 1 through the end of January to raise funds for new 3D breast imaging equipment at Gwinnett Medical Center. The “Brighter Smiles for Brighter Futures” program was founded in 2001 by Lawrenceville dentist Dr. Bruce Carter, who was joined by Duluth dentist Dr. Slade Lail in 2002. Dr. Tina Heil Herrington of Suwanee teamed with Dr. Carter as co-chairman of the program four years ago. Fourteen more dentists from throughout Gwinnett County participated in 2003. Nearly 40 dentists are making the teeth whitening offer this year. During its first three years, the program raised more than $104,000 for Gwinnett Relay for Life, according to Dr. Carter. The Gwinnett Medical Center …
Monday, August 20, 2012
A girl is cut by a boat's propeller. In another case, a man is missing after jumping from a sailboat.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, August 20, 2012
Updated 8:15 a.m., Aug. 19 A man is still missing and believed drowned after jumping from a sailboat, and a teen girl was cut by a boat propeller in separate Lake Lanier incidents Saturday (Aug. 18). MAN MISSING AFTER JUMPING FROM BOAT: WSB-TV reported that Atlanta resident Jeffrey Nause, 44, jumped from a sailboat into the lake waters about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. He was with a woman and another couple near Lake Lanier Islands. Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials (DNR) officials said they had to suspend the search Saturday due to the high volume of traffic on the lake, and the search was expected to resume Sunday. DNR spokesperson Mike Burgamy said alcohol may have been a factor in this case, which is being investigated by the …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Brian and Kimberly Baker of Lawrenceville's third child is the 100,000th baby to be born at the hospital. Watch the video of the proud parents and see pictures of the baby girl with her big brother and sister.
The birth of all their children was a special occasion for Brian and Kimberly Baker of Lawrenceville. But the arrival of their third child, a little girl named Lucy, was an extra special event for the place where she was born. At 10:02 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, Lucy became the 100,000th baby to be born at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville. Big sister Sara, 4, and older brother John, 2, are also among all those children born at GMC since the Women’s Pavilion first opened its doors on the GMC Lawrencevile campus in April 1991. GMC also has a hospital campus in Duluth. “After researching hospitals prior to the birth of our first child, we landed at GMC,” said proud dad Brian. “While Lucy was the 100,000th baby delivered here, the …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Gwinnett Medical Center advocate and fundraiser Kathryn Parsons Willis retires from GMC board after 22 years of service. She will continue to serve on GMC Foundation board.
Tireless Gwinnett Medical Center advocate and fundraiser Kathryn Parsons Willis was presented with GMC’s 2012 Legacy Award and honored at a reception celebrating her 22 years on the hospital board. Willis is retiring from the hospital board, but plans to continue serving on the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation board. Hospital officials, fellow board members, community leaders, friends, and family gathered at the Outpatient Center at GMC-Duluth Tuesday (April 24) to honor her. Willis tributes were delivered by speakers at the reception and in a video presentation. Among those who praised her from the podium were Jason Chandler, president of the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation; Ginger Powell, director of development for the foundation; …