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 …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Gwinnett Medical Center offering education exhibits, health screenings Saturday at Gwinnett Center in Duluth from 8-11 a.m. Advance registration required.
Friday, February 17, 2012
“Take the Pledge for a Healthy Heart” at Gwinnett Medical Center’s community celebration recognizing the new Strickland Heart Center. Advance registration is required. This free event in the ballroom of the Gwinnett Center in Duluth from 8-11 a.m. will feature screenings, educational booths, cooking demonstrations by an award-winning chef, classes led by certified fitness instructors, complimentary chair massages, and prizes. Giveaways including iPad 2s or iPods will occur every 30 minutes. Heart Healthy Exhibit Booths include: Screenings include: * Registration is required for screenings, and test subjects must fast at least eight hours before appointments. Screenings are on a first-come, first-served basis. Partners for the Heart …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Rainbow Village, a Duluth-based transitional housing program that provides support services to homeless families with children, presented with D. Scott Hudgens Humanitarian Award.
The Rev. Nancy Yancey, CEO of Duluth-based Rainbow Village, accepted the D. Scott Hudgens Humanitarian Award before a sold out crowd of 1,000 business and community leaders at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s 64th annual dinner Feb. 3 at Gwinnett Center in Duluth. The award is named for the late Scott Hudgens, a respected Gwinnett County developer and philanthropist. Founded 20 years ago, Rainbow Village provides transitional housing and support services to homeless families with children. Rainbow Village was recognized by he chamber as “the only program with a comprehensive approach addressing the full complement of physical, emotional, financial and educational needs of families who have suffered the trauma of homelessness, poverty …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The hospital received a $3.2-million dollar donation from Clyde and Sandra Strickland of Lawrenceville to help build the center.
Years of dreams have finally become a reality at Gwinnett Medical Center. The Lawrenceville hospital opened its new Strickland Heart Center this week. The center is named for its major benefactors Clyde and Sandra Strickland, who donated $3.2 million to the project. “The significant generosity of the Stricklands helped us realize the vision of advanced and comprehensive cardiovascular services in the Gwinnett community at an accelerated pace,” said Phil Wolfe of Duluth, president and CEO of Gwinnett Medical Center in an announcement about the Dec. 5 opening. “Without their gift, it would have taken much longer to pay for the new Heart & Vascular Center." The opening of the new center means Gwinnett residents will not have to travel as far …