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ORTHOGEORGIA TO HOST RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW SPINE AND ORTHOPAEDIC CENTER
MARCH 12TH | 5:30-7:00 p.m.
RIBBON CUTTING & OPEN HOUSE
The orthopaedic specialists of OrthoGeorgia invite the media to attend a Ribbon Cutting and Open House for their new Spine and Orthopaedic Center located at 3708 Northside Drive in Macon. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 12th from 5:30 until 7 p.m. and will feature refreshments and tours of the new facility.
“Our new 64,000 square foot Spine & Orthopaedic Center is home to a group of highly specialized team of board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons, licensed rehabilitation specialists and certified casting & bracing specialists. Our new addition is equipped with the latest in digital diagnostics including CT scanner, MRI, and a PACS X-Ray System (digital picture archiving & communication system). The three story addition also features two out-patient surgical suites, forty-four patient exam rooms, in house physical therapy, and DME (casting & bracing) departments, all located on our Northside Drive campus in Macon,” explains CEO Bill Lindsey.
Construction management and design services for the facility were performed by Azar+Walsh Architects and Sheridan Construction of Macon. Follow the learn more tab to see and video of the outside of the new facility.LEARN MORE
NAVICENT HEALTH HONORED FOR REDUCING FALLS THROUGH “PREDICT, PREVENT, SUSTAIN” MODEL
Navicent Health is pleased to announce that it has received HD Nursing’s 2018 Milestone Award for “Organizational Excellence.” In order to achieve this award, Navicent Health demonstrated a strong culture of safety and proven fall reduction, as well as a culture of servant leadership.
In 2018, Navicent Health implemented HD Nursing’s Falls Program and the “predict, prevent, sustain” program model. Navicent Health demonstrated a 31 percent decline in anticipated physiologic falls and a 55 percent reduction in injury falls within six months of implementing the HD Nursing Falls Program.
“Navicent Health is committed to patient safety, and actively seeks new models in an effort to continuously improve the care we provide. By implementing HD Nursing’s Falls Program, we are ensuring our patients remain safe while receiving high quality, patient centered care,” said Tom Oliver, MD, Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Navicent Health Enterprise Clinical Systems.
In addition, Navicent Health was also recognized for its commitment to developing nursing leaders and supporting individual nursing growth through the HD Nursing Program. Four Navicent Health nurses received individual HD Nursing Awards, including the following:
- Outstanding Leadership – Meryl Montgomery, RN, Nursing Professional Practice Coordinator was
- Clinical Effectiveness – Maredyth Walters, RN, Renal Care Nurse Director
- Excellence In Education – Angela Walker, RN, Nurse Education Specialist
- Building IT – Diane Bloodworth, RN, System Analyst with IS Clinical Applications
“Navicent Health is committed to developing nursing leaders to train the next generation of nurse. These four women are respected and recognized for their continued contributions to Navicent Health, and we are pleased that they are now recognized at the national level as well,” said Tracey Blalock, RN, Chief Nursing Executive for Navicent Health.
HD Nursing is a national organization dedicated to improving falls and injury management across the continuum of care. HD Nursing provides individualized, evidence-based and validated falls management solutions program meeting best practice approaches for acute care falls management.
The HD Nursing Falls program uses the Hester Davis Scale for Falls Risk Assessment developed to predict anticipated falls in adult patients in a variety of settings. The HD Care Plan adjusts based on patient’s real-time condition. The Hester Davis Scale was developed over two years through research involving retrospective evaluation of patient characteristics of those patients who fell in our organization. The Hester Davis Scale continues to yield positive results for both facilities and patients.
NEW AMERICAN FUNDING WELCOMES A NEW TEAM MEMEBERNew American Funding welcomes a team new member, Kim Harley, to its Bonaire branch! Congratulations, Kim!
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- 35 hours of class time covering all areas of business operation
- Evaluate your business, competition, and target markets
- Hands-on, interactive program promotes sharing of best practices
- Expert speakers add insights to the topic of the day
- Step-by-step development of your company’s strategies for growth
Combined with long term one-on-one consulting with SBDC professionals, learn to apply course principles and build a business for today’s challenging times. SBDC GrowSmart is a dynamic program for owners and senior managers of growing businesses.
Whether you’ve been in business for twenty years or two years, SBDC GrowSmart™ can align your vision for your business with the steps to get you there. Create a framework to improve the performance of your business and shape the success of your business for years to come. Work ON your business, not just IN your business!
- A step-by-step evaluation of your business and markets.
- A hands-on, interactive forum that promotes sharing of best practices.
- Tools to build your business, both now and for the future.
SBDC GrowSmart™ graduates gain:
- A strategic business plan with a long-term vision and strategies.
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In full or half day weekly sessions, learn to analyze, plan and manage your business like a seasoned CEO.
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- At least two years of successful operation
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- The opportunity and desire to grow
GrowSmart recognizes the need for flexibility and agility in today’s rapidly changing environment. Using a one-page strategy map designed specially for this program, participants identify their company’s goals and the strategies to achieve them. GrowSmart was developed by the UGA SBDC and builds on our extensive experience with Georgia’s growing businesses!
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