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Piedmont Newnan Hospital awarded Design Citation by Modern Healthcare

Piedmont Newnan Hospital awarded Design Citation by Modern Healthcare

Newnan, Ga. (November 13, 2012) – Piedmont Newnan Hospital, known for its eye-catching and environmentally conscious design by Perkins+Will, recently was awarded a Design Citation by Modern Healthcare.

This award, which is one of the most respected in the healthcare design industry, recognizes healthcare facilities for design excellence, functional utility, flexibility and sustainability. Of the 105 entries submitted for this award, Piedmont Newnan was one of six given a Design Citation. Three were awarded Honorable Mentions and two earned the Award of Excellence from Modern Healthcare.

5K to benefit abused women

5K to benefit abused women

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Come to Peachtree City this weekend to race for a good cause.

Wellspring Living will host the 7th annual Race to Restore 5K: Run for Her Future on Saturday, Sept. 15.

All proceeds from the run will benefit comprehensive healing programs for women and girls who have been trafficked or sexually abused.

Runners can participate alone or in a group of 12 or more. The largest group will receive a prize from race organizers.

In addition, participants can enter a $5 raffle for a chance to win a Massage Envy gift card, a California Pizza Kitchen Kids Package, tickets to see the Gwinnett Gladiators in action and more.

Registration for the Race to Restore will begin at 7 a.m., with the race scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Visit active.com to sign up.

Piedmont Newnan designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Piedmont Newnan designated an ACR Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

Newnan, Ga. (August 20, 2012) – Piedmont Newnan Hospital has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

By awarding facilities the status of a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, the ACR recognizes breast imaging centers that have earned accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).

Peer-review evaluations, conducted in each breast imaging modality by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field, have determined that this facility has achieved high practice standards in image quality, personnel qualifications, facility equipment, quality control procedures, and quality assurance programs.

Robotic surgery improves treatment of ovarian cancer

Robotic surgery improves treatment of ovarian cancer

ATLANTA -- Ovarian cancer strikes about one in 70 women and accounts for about 50 percent of the deaths caused by gynecological cancers. About half who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer are 60 years or older.

“Ovarian cancer used to be known as a silent killer,” says John McBroom, M.D., gynecologic oncologist with Piedmont Hospital. “But more recently, we’ve found that about 90 percent of women have subtle symptoms. The problem is they are difficult to distinguish between upset stomach or indigestion.”

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Protect Your Kids and Pets from Summer Heat

Summer in the south is officially here! With rising temperatures, it is important to take steps to protect those around us who might be vulnerable to the heat, like our children and pets.

Did you know that we lose heat by sweating? Water literally evaporates into the atmosphere and sucks the heat out of our bodies. Children produce even more heat than adults. This is because they have more body surface for their height. Children are also closer to the ground – and to hot pavement. They can easily become dehydrated or overheated.

Here are some tips to keep your children and pets safe in the heat.

The ABCs of SPFs

The ABCs of SPFs

ATLANTA -- Summer is officially here. Are you protecting your skin from the sun? Do you know what SPF (sun protection factor) to use? We spoke with Piedmont dermatologist Jodi Ganz, M.D., to find out what those SPF numbers really mean.

“The SPF number means it would take you that much longer to burn than you normally would without sunscreen,” says Dr. Ganz. “If it takes you 10 minutes to burn, then using an SPF5 means it would take you five times longer, or 50 minutes, to burn. An SPF10 means you could stay in the sun 10 times longer, or 100 minutes.”

But Dr. Ganz cautions that most sunscreens “break down” on average in two hours, meaning they lose their ability to protect you. So, you must reapply sunscreen every two hours.

10 Ways to Prepare for an Emergency

10 Ways to Prepare for an Emergency

The official start of the hurricane season is Friday. Whether it's severe weather, fire, a lengthy power outage, evacuation, would you know what to do in any type of emergency?

To stay safe in an emergency, it is crucial to have a solid communication plan in place for you and your family. Read more from HealthWatchMD, powered by Piedmont, for our top tips for communicating in an emergency.