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Clinical Pastoral Education offered at Piedmont Newnan Hospital

Clinical Pastoral Education offered at Piedmont Newnan Hospital

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Applications are now being accepted for a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) being offered at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.  CPE is a program of graduate level pastoral care completed by thousands of American clergy and lay-persons within the last half century. CPE is a long-term supervised engagement with patients in crisis in hospitals, prisons, and hospice facilities.

In CPE, theological students, ordained clergy, members of religious orders, and qualified laypeople of all faiths (Pastors, Priests, Rabbis, Imams and others) minister to people in intimate and sometimes critical situations while being supervised.  Out of intense involvement with a supervisor, peers, professional colleagues, and persons in need of ministry, CPE students are challenged to improve the quality of their pastoral relationships. 

Piedmont Newnan to hold final Walk With a Doc of 2014

Piedmont Newnan to hold final Walk With a Doc of 2014

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Piedmont Newnan Hospital’s final Walk With a Doc of 2014 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 22 at Carl Miller park, 70 Sewell Road in Newnan. Any member of the Coweta County community is invited to join up with other walkers for an hour of fun and fitness.   

Andrew Darlington, D.O., a cardiologist, will lead the walk. Dr. Darlington is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation and Cardiomyopathy. Dr. Darlington has a special interest in Congestive Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy.

Walkers are encouraged to gather at the main pavilion in Carl Miller Park by 8:15 a.m. as the walk begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Darlington will take about five minutes to talk about heart health before leading all on a walk through the park while answering questions from participants.

27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating; Grady, Piedmont get a 'D'

27 percent of Georgia hospitals get top safety rating; Grady, Piedmont get a 'D'

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Twenty-seven percent of Georgia hospitals earned an "A'' grade in recently released ratings on patient safety. Several Atlanta-area hospitals are among those awarded high marks, but several scored a "C" rating, and Piedmont Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital scored a "D."

The ratings measure the ability of hospitals to prevent errors, injuries and infections, and are intended to help consumers choose a facility for health services, according to Georgia Health News.

Georgia's top-rated performers include large hospitals and small ones.

Piedmont Newnan launches Real Men Wear Pink campaign

Piedmont Newnan launches Real Men Wear Pink campaign

NEWNAN, Ga. – As part of its commitment to the fight against breast cancer, Piedmont Newnan Hospital has enlisted the help of 10 prominent men in the Coweta County community to help spread awareness about breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. The campaign is designed to increase the number of women who take preventative action in the fight against the disease.

These 10 men have agreed to become the names and faces in the battle against breast cancer, which affects one in eight women in the U.S. They’ll take part in community events such as a “Pink Out” night at Newnan High School on Friday, October 24, all while leading by example by asking the women in their lives to get screened for breast cancer.

Holy Innocents' student offers 'Warm Love" to chemo patients

Holy Innocents' student offers 'Warm Love" to chemo patients

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- When Khorkie Tyus’ mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, the Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School senior responded by helping her mom at home and spreading “warm love” to others.

Working with an oncology nurse, Khorkie developed an idea for special Warm Love kits for chemotherapy patients.

“I noticed there were people who went to chemo by themselves, and I thought some goodie bags would show them someone cared for them,” explained the 16 year old.

Many patients are sensitive to aluminum, for example, so Khorkie includes aluminum-free deodorant and toothpaste. Chemo patients also tend to get chilly when being infused so Khorkie packs hats, scarves, socks, and blankets. (In fact, cozy blankets were how the project got its name.)

Piedmont Newnan Hospital generates $220 million for local, state economy

Piedmont Newnan Hospital generates $220 million for local, state economy

NEWNAN, Ga. – In 2012, Piedmont Newnan Hospital generated nearly $220 million in revenue for the local and state economy according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association. The report also found that, during the same period, Piedmont Newnan Hospital provided approximately $10 million in uncompensated care while sustaining 1,754 full-time jobs throughout Newnan and the rest of the state.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital gears up for September’s Walk with a Doc

Piedmont Newnan Hospital gears up for September’s Walk with a Doc

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Piedmont Newnan Hospital invites all members of the Coweta County community to take part in the next Walk With a Doc on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Carl Miller Park, 70 Sewell Road in Newnan.

Maria Goyco, M.D. of Piedmont Physicians Group in Newnan will lead the walk. Dr. Goyco, who is bilingual in Spanish and English, has been in practice for 15 years in the Metro Atlanta area. She is board certified in family medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Georgia Academy of Family Physicians. She has a special interest in preventative medicine and women’s care.

Walkers are encouraged to gather at the park by 8:15 a.m. as the walk begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. Dr. Goyco will take five minutes to talk about a health topic of her choice before leading participants on a walk through the park while she answers questions from participants.