West Georgia Health System News https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news West Georgia Health System News Twin Fountains’ administrator MaryJane Cleveland honored with national leadership award https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/twin-fountains-administrator-maryjane-cleveland-honored-with-national-leadership-award https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/twin-fountains-administrator-maryjane-cleveland-honored-with-national-leadership-award MaryJane Cleveland, administrator at Twin Fountains Home, has been honored with the 2019 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators. It is the second year in a row she has received the award.

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Thu, 16 May 2019 12:49:00 -0400
Tina Quiggle named WellStar West Georgia’s Volunteer of the Year https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/tina-quiggle-named-wellstar-west-georgia-volunteer-of-the-year https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/tina-quiggle-named-wellstar-west-georgia-volunteer-of-the-year ​Tina Quiggle has been honored as WellStar West Georgia Medical Center’s 2019 Volunteer of the Year.

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Thu, 02 May 2019 22:51:00 -0400
WellStar West Georgia named a ‘100 Top Hospital’ by IBM Watson Health https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/wellstar-west-georgia-named-a-100-top-hospital-by-ibm-watson-health https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/wellstar-west-georgia-named-a-100-top-hospital-by-ibm-watson-health For the third time in four years, IBM Watson Health has named WellStar West Georgia Medical Center to its annual national list of 100 Top Hospitals.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:54:00 -0400
Dr. Ralston Major’s and his wife’s third child is hospital’s first baby of 2019 https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/dr.-ralston-majors-and-his-wifes-third-child-is-hospitals-first-baby-of-201 https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/dr.-ralston-majors-and-his-wifes-third-child-is-hospitals-first-baby-of-201 As a general surgeon, Dr. Ralston Major doesn’t frequent WellStar West Georgia Medical Center’s Labor & Delivery unit often, but on Tuesday, he and his wife, Amanda, were front and center as they welcomed little Clara Joy Major, the hospital’s first baby born in the New Year.

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Wed, 02 Jan 2019 14:14:00 -0500
WellStar partners with LifeLink for 2019 Donate Life Rose Parade float https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/wellstar-partners-with-lifelink-for-2019-donate-life-rose-parade-float https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/wellstar-partners-with-lifelink-for-2019-donate-life-rose-parade-float WellStar Health System has partnered with LifelLink of Georgia to honor and remember those who gave the gift of life through organ and tissue donation.

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Tue, 01 Jan 2019 21:27:00 -0500
Volunteers grateful to Lovelight Tree donors https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/volunteers-grateful-to-lovelight-tree-donors https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/volunteers-grateful-to-lovelight-tree-donors The WellStar West Georgia Auxiliary is grateful to those who gave to the 2018 Lovelight Tree project, which funds the Lifeline Emergency Response System for local individuals who need the subscription service but cannot afford the fee. It also funds cab fare for patients in need.

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Mon, 31 Dec 2018 17:13:00 -0500
Lois Walker honored as WellStar West Georgia’s 2018 Team Member of the Year https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/lois-walker-honored-as-wellstar-west-georgias-2018-team-member-of-the-year https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/lois-walker-honored-as-wellstar-west-georgias-2018-team-member-of-the-year Lois Walker, a beloved cashier in the hospital cafeteria, has been honored as WellStar West Georgia Medical Center's 2018 Team Member of the Year.

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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 15:01:00 -0500
Coleman Foss to lead WellStar West Georgia after Jerry Fulks’ retirement next month https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/coleman-foss-to-lead-wellstar-west-georgia-after-jerry-fulks-retirement-nex https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/coleman-foss-to-lead-wellstar-west-georgia-after-jerry-fulks-retirement-nex Jerry Fulks has announced he will retire in mid-January as president of WellStar West Georgia for the last 17 years. Coleman Foss, current CEO of Tennova Healthcare=Cleveland in Tennessee, has been named his successor.

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Wed, 12 Dec 2018 22:14:00 -0500
Dr. Tom Gore named WellStar West Georgia’s 2018 Physician of the Year https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/dr.-tom-gore-named-wellstar-west-georgias-2018-physician-of-the-year https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/dr.-tom-gore-named-wellstar-west-georgias-2018-physician-of-the-year Dr. Tom Gore, who has served the community for 33 years as a cardiologist, has been honored as WellStar West Georgia Medical Center's 2018 Physician of the Year.

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Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:39:00 -0500
Thirteen area nursing students named 2018-2019 Sims Scholars https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/thirteen-area-nursing-students-named-2018-2019-sims-scholars https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/thirteen-area-nursing-students-named-2018-2019-sims-scholars Thirteen area students have received the George E. Sims Nursing Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:34:00 -0500
Mother and daughter battling breast cancer to share story at Paint The Town Pink https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/mother-and-daughter-battling-breast-cancer-to-share-story-at-paint-the-town https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/mother-and-daughter-battling-breast-cancer-to-share-story-at-paint-the-town In a four-month span, both Tracy Storey and her mother, Jackie Benefied, were diagnosed with breast cancer. They will share their story at Paint The Town Pink on Saturday, Sept. 29.

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 21:49:00 -0400
WellStar West Georgia Auxiliary donates $500,000 for Cancer Center expansion https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/wellstar-west-georgia-auxiliary-donates-500000-for-cancer-center-expansion https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/wellstar-west-georgia-auxiliary-donates-500000-for-cancer-center-expansion WellStar West Georgia Medical Center Auxiliary has donated a total of $500,000 since 2010 to help renovate and expand Enoch Callaway Cancer Center, a project that will benefit our entire community. The $10 million campaign has received a groundswell of support from local residents and organizations, and is supported by a $5 million matching grant from Callaway Foundation Inc.

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Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:41:00 -0400
Wound Care Center designated a ‘Center of Excellence’ by Healogics https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/wound-care-center-designated-a-center-of-excellence-by-healogics https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/wound-care-center-designated-a-center-of-excellence-by-healogics Leaders, physicians and clinicians from the Wound Care Center at WellStar West Georgia gathered recently to celebrate the Robert A. Warriner III, M.D., Center of Excellence award, which is presented annually by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

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Fri, 24 Aug 2018 12:55:00 -0400
Becker’s Hospital Review names WGMC to ‘100 Great Community Hospitals’ for third straight year https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/beckers-hospital-review-names-wgmc-to-100-great-community-hospitals-for-thi https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/beckers-hospital-review-names-wgmc-to-100-great-community-hospitals-for-thi Becker's Hospital Review has named WellStar West Georgia Medical Center to its 2018 national list of '100 Great Community Hospitals'

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Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:23:00 -0400
Potential blood marrow donors needed to join national registry https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/potential-blood-marrow-donors-needed-to-join-national-registry https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/potential-blood-marrow-donors-needed-to-join-national-registry A LaGrange family’s struggle to find a blood marrow donor for their 6-year-old daughter is inspiring others to join the National Marrow Donor Program’s “Be The Match Registry.”

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Tue, 14 Aug 2018 14:19:00 -0400
Loraine Strickland honored with Mary Lynn Faress Award https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/loraine-strickland-honored-with-mary-lynn-faress-award https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/loraine-strickland-honored-with-mary-lynn-faress-award Loraine Strickland, RN, BSN, has been selected as WellStar West Georgia Medical Center’s 2018 recipient of the Mary Lynn Faress Award.

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Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:40:00 -0400
Twin Fountains Home administrator honored with national leadership award https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/twin-fountains-home-administrator-honored-with-national-leadership-award https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/twin-fountains-home-administrator-honored-with-national-leadership-award MaryJane Cleveland, administrator at Twin Fountains Home, has been honored with the 2018 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators.

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Thu, 24 May 2018 14:47:00 -0400
Judy King named WellStar West Georgia’s Volunteer of the Year https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/judy-king-named-wellstar-west-georgias-volunteer-of-the-year https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/judy-king-named-wellstar-west-georgias-volunteer-of-the-year Judy King, a volunteer at Florence Hand Home and the gift shop at WellStar West Georgia Medical Center, has been named our 2018 Volunteer of the Year.

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Wed, 16 May 2018 10:45:00 -0400
WellStar WGMC honors four nurses with DAISY Award https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/wellstar-wgmc-honors-four-nurses-with-daisy-award https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/wellstar-wgmc-honors-four-nurses-with-daisy-award Ashley Mitchell, Kyle Thompson, Karrie Galyon and Holly Scott have been honored by WellStar West Georgia Medical Center with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

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Fri, 11 May 2018 16:39:00 -0400
Camp Dogwood helps children grieve loss of loved one https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/camp-dogwood-helps-children-grieve-loss-of-loved-one https://www.wghealth.org/resources/news/camp-dogwood-helps-children-grieve-loss-of-loved-one Camp Dogwood, set for June 1-3, is accepting applications for children in kindergarten through seventh grade who have lost a loved one in the past year. The grief camp is free for children and their families.

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