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Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks

Protect yourself against mosquitoes, ticks

ATLANTA -- The state's first 2011 case of West Nile Virus (WNV) has been confirmed in a horse in Southeast Georgia.

Now, the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) recommends that all Georgians protect themselves from mosquitoes and remove any standing water from their property.

"While this is a non-human case, we recognize that the mosquito and tick season is starting earlier than in previous years," said Dr. Anil T. Mangla, program director of infectious disease & immunization and acting state epidemiologist for the DCH.

Coweta ranks 13th in healthiest counties in Georgia

Coweta ranks 13th in healthiest counties in Georgia

COWETA COUNTY, Ga.

Newnan Coweta Humane Society announces Spring Rabies Clinic

Newnan Coweta Humane Society announces Spring Rabies Clinic

NEWNAN – On Saturday, March 19th, the Newnan-Coweta Humane Society will host their Spring Rabies Low Cost vaccine clinic at the fire station on Ebenezer Church Road and also at the Dixon Road station.

The clinic will be from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM.  This is a change in time from previous vaccine clinics the humane society has offered.  NCHS is grateful to veterinarians from Coweta Animal Hospital and Family Friend Animal Hospital for volunteering their services to this wonderful community outreach. 

Rabies vaccines for dogs and cats OVER 12 weeks of age are only $9.  Payment by check or cash will be accepted.  Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers.  Limited other vaccines will be available for reduced costs as well. 

Kaiser Permanente Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its Newnan Medical Office

Kaiser Permanente Celebrates the Grand Opening of Its Newnan Medical Office

ATLANTA – (Kaiser Permanente) On Thursday, February 17, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia will celebrate the grand opening of its Newnan Medical Office, the organization’s first location in Coweta County. The addition of the new 7,100 square foot facility at 203 Newnan Crossing Bypass is part of Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing effort to make access to health care more convenient for its more than 240,000 members across metro Atlanta.

Kaiser Permanente invested $2.3 million in interior construction, furniture, and medical and IT equipment for the Newnan Medical Office to create a unique total health environment that nurtures the mind, body and spirit in sickness and in health. “This medical office will allow us to better serve our members in and around Newnan,” explained Peter Andruszkiewicz, president of Kaiser Permanente of Georgia.

The Walgreens Wellness Tour Comes To Newnan, Riverdale

The Walgreens Wellness Tour Comes To Newnan, Riverdale

The Walgreens Wellness Tour is coming to the Atlanta area, again. The Wellness Tour is a community outreach effort by Walgreens to provide free health screenings. This tour offer all adults 18 and over six free health screenings: bone density, cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and waist circumference and body mass analysis.

No appointment is necessary; results are immediate and from start to finish all six screenings take around 20-25 minutes. The free screenings are conducted inside the “big red bus” and are valued at more than $140. Additionally, free one-year AARP memberships will be given to all adults who receive screenings.

On Thursday, January 20th, the bus will be located in the parking lot of Walgreens, located at 6665 Highway 85 in Riverdale from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. And on Friday, January 21st, the bus will be located in the parking lot of Walgreens at 3116 Highway 34 East from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Piedmont Newnan receives $5.1 million

Piedmont Newnan receives $5.1 million

NEWNAN, GA -- (The Times-Herald) The Piedmont Newnan Hospital replacement facility on Poplar Road will offer enhanced services in the areas of interventional radiology, surgery, emergency care and women’s and neonatal services thanks to a major boost from Newnan Hospital Inc.

Newnan Hospital Inc. made a historic gift valued at more than $5.1 million to Piedmont Newnan Hospital, the largest, private, one-time gift in Piedmont Healthcare’s 105-year history.    

Newnan Hospital Inc. is the legal entity that was the previous owner of Piedmont Newnan Hospital and continues today with a mission to support healthcare-related needs and initiatives to improve the healthcare of the local community.

“We are building a new hospital today because of the vision and perseverance of the Newnan Hospital Inc. Board of Directors,” said Michael Bass, president and CEO of Piedmont Newnan Hospital.

Kaiser Permanente to Open Office in Newnan

Kaiser Permanente members who live or work in Coweta County will soon have a more convenient location to receive health care. The Newnan Medical Office—Kaiser Permanente’s first location in Coweta County—opens to patients on November 30.  

The 7,100 square foot facility, located at 203 Newnan Crossing Bypass, is a part of Kaiser Permanente’s ongoing initiative to improve access to health care for its 230,000 members in Georgia. Staffed by Belkis Pimentel, M.D. and Mark Becknell, M.D. of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group, the Newnan Medical Office offers internal medicine, pediatrics, as well as an on-site pharmacy. Additional specialties may be added.

Within the past year, Kaiser Permanente has opened medical offices in Douglasville, West Marietta, Snellville, Holly Springs, Lawrenceville, downtown Decatur and East Cobb.