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PruittHealth in South Fulton Earns National Quality Award
Business, Health

PruittHealth in South Fulton Earns National Quality Award

PruittHealth in South Fulton has been recognized as a 2022 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is presented to facilities that demonstrate their commitment to improving the lives of patients and residents through quality care. Created in 1996, the National Quality Award Program is a three-level process that is reviewed and judged by trained experts against a set of nationally recognized standards for organizational excellence. The standards of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program help organizations achieve superior performance to improve quality of life and care of long-term care patients and staff.  PruittHealth is a fam...
The Arbor Company’s South Fulton Location Recognized for Excellence by U.S. News
Business, Health

The Arbor Company’s South Fulton Location Recognized for Excellence by U.S. News

The Arbor Company announced today that Arbor Terrace at Cascade has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as part of the inaugural Best Senior Living ratings. The designation of Best Senior Living is awarded based on feedback from nationwide consumer satisfaction surveys that reflect the viewpoints of current residents and their families. Nearly 2,500 communities in the continental U.S. and Hawaii were evaluated. Areas of analysis included activity, food and dining, caregiving, and management and staff. "Until now, families have had limited information when comparing providers of independent living, assisted living, memory care or continuing care," said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News & World Report. "The Best Senior Living rating...
Rep. Mandisha Thomas to Hold Virtual Cardiovascular Health Summit
Health

Rep. Mandisha Thomas to Hold Virtual Cardiovascular Health Summit

State Representative Mandisha Thomas (D-South Fulton) will host the “Heart of the Matter" virtual health summit on Wednesday, Feb. 23 from 6- 8 p.m.  The summit takes place during American Hearth Month. Organizers will provide information about contributors to heart disease, agriculture, food access, as well as stressors and environmental issues that exacerbate heart disease. The public is invited to join the conversation and learn more about their cardiovascular health. The event will be facilitated in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Public Health, along with medical professionals, farmers and nutritionists from across the state. Confirmed speakers and guests include: Dr. Ameen F. Person, Kaiser Permanente; Dr. Steven Robert Sigman, Piedmont Hospital; Dr. Melissa S. Bu...
Be The Match Encourages Donors to Join Registry During African-American Bone Marrow Awareness Month
Community, Health

Be The Match Encourages Donors to Join Registry During African-American Bone Marrow Awareness Month

For patients with sickle cell, leukemia, lymphoma, and more, a blood stem cell transplant from a genetically matched donor can be the key to a cure. However, of the 22 million people on the Be The Match registry, only four percent are Black or African-American. As a result, Black and African-American patients only have a 23 percent chance of finding a match by ethnicity compared to a 77 percent chance for White patients. Be The Match representatives and supporters are mobilizing Black and African-American donors to sign up for the registry during African-American Bone Marrow Awareness Month which is observed annually in July. Isadora Lanier is helping to spread the word in the City of South Fulton. “It’s so important to build awareness of Be The Match and the need for Black and ...
South Fulton Councilmember Tests Positive for COVID-19
Government, Health

South Fulton Councilmember Tests Positive for COVID-19

South Fulton Councilmember khalid kamau has revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He's encouraging anyone that has had contact with him in the past 30 days to get tested. He'll be self-quarantining until he receives a negative test result. Councilmember khalid shared his story in a recent blog post. Over the last several months, he traveled to Key West, Fla. and participated protests against police brutality in South Fulton and downtown Atlanta. However, he thinks he may have gotten the virus from his roommate who works in the medical field. His roommate also tested positive. Councilmember khalid reported that in late June he experienced chest congestion and made an appointment to see a physician. He was diagnosed at that time with a sinus infection, given antibiotics...
Officials Partner with Churches to Offer More Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing
Government, Health

Officials Partner with Churches to Offer More Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing

The Fulton County Board of Health has partnered with local churches and members of South Fulton's City Council to offer more drive-thru and walk-up COVID-19 testing. Councilmembers Carmalitha Gumbs and Helen Z. Willis will join Pastor Dr. Gregory Pollard to host two free testing events at The Enon Church, 3550 Enon Road. The events will be held on July 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Hot meals will also be provided. "The numbers are going up nationwide," said Councilmember Willis at a recent testing event at Welcome All Park. "We need you to get tested." Councilmember Corey Reeves will also host three upcoming testing events. Testing will be held on: July 7 at Living Hope Christian Fellowship, 5885 Mallory Road; July 14 at Calvary Impact Missionary Baptist Church, 5445 Buffingt...
Free Food Distribution and COVID-19 Testing Continues in South Fulton
Food, Health

Free Food Distribution and COVID-19 Testing Continues in South Fulton

City and county officials, churches and other entities are continuing efforts to provide free meals and additional COVID-19 testing sites in the South Fulton area. Food Distribution The City of South Fulton is continuing its free weekly food giveaway at Welcome All Park, 4255 Will Lee Road. This week, the event will shift rom Thursday to Friday, June 5. Food from the Atlanta Community Food Bank and hand sanitizer from Purest Hygiene will be distributed starting at 11 a.m. until supplies are gone. Residents will be able to drive through the location to safely pick up their items. Mayor William "Bill" Edwards and Councilwoman Helen Z. Willis have also partnered with The Enon Church, 3550 Enon Road, for a distribution on Saturday, June 6. The event will begin at 11 a.m. Food will ...
Walk-up COVID-19 Testing Available This Week at South Fulton Service Center
Fulton County News, Health

Walk-up COVID-19 Testing Available This Week at South Fulton Service Center

Walk-up COVID-19 testing will be available today, May 26 through Friday, May 29 at three early voting sites. The sites are: South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road; Sandy Springs Library, 395 Mount Vernon Hwy. N.E.; and Garden Hills Elementary School, 285 Sheridan Dr. Testing is available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Testing will be offered in facility parking lots and not impact early voting operations. Residents do not have to vote to receive testing, or vice versa. The mobile walk-up testing sites are part of a recently launched effort by the Fulton County Board of Health to increase access to testing and provide greater convenience. Fulton County residents can walk up to the designated sites to be tested for free and without an appointment. Anyone can be tested...
Free Walk-up COVID-19 Testing Available in South Fulton This Week
Health

Free Walk-up COVID-19 Testing Available in South Fulton This Week

The Fulton County Board of Health recently rolled out mobile COVID-19 testing. Residents can walk up to the sites on designated days to be tested for free and without an appointment. Anyone can be tested, even if they are not experiencing symptoms. This week, the initiative will make a stop in the City of South Fulton for the first time. COVID-19 testing will be available at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 6175 Campbellton Road, S.W., on Tuesday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 20 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.During the same hours, walk-up testing will also be available this week at multiple locations in Atlanta. The locations are: Grove Park Foundation, 1566 Donald Lee Parkway, Ste. 105 on Monday, May 18; Salem Bible Church, 2283 Baker Road on Thursday, May 21; and True Church of Living Faith, 701 Hami...
COVID-19 Test Site to Open at Wolf Creek Amphitheater
Fulton County News, Health

COVID-19 Test Site to Open at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

A new COVID-19 test site is open at Wolf Creek Amphitheater, 3025 Merk Road tomorrow. The site's operating hours are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. "We're very proud because one of the issues around the country is the lack of testing," said Mayor William "Bill" Edwards in a video announcement. "Take advantage of this opportunity that we have for you." According to Fulton County Manager Dick Anderson, the drive-thru site has a daily capacity of up to 400. According to Mayor Edwards, the effort to bring the site to South Fulton was a collaboration between county and city leaders and local fire chiefs. South Fulton residents won't be able to access the site unless they have a patient under investigation (PUI) number and an appointment ...

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