NGHP Hosts Successful 2017 Bike Around Murray Event

If there had ever been a better day to ride in a bike ride, I can’t recall it. This past Saturday was one of the most beautiful September mornings ever, which seems all the more remarkable given all of our concerns about the advancing wrath of Hurricane Irma. We had our fingers crossed for a great day, and fortunately, we …

Male Breast Cancer Catches Many Unaware

It happens to one in every 1,000 men. Those aren’t high odds, but the diagnosis can still be devastating. One of every 1,000 men will develop breast cancer in his lifetime, and the chances of making a full recovery rest in large part in how quickly the cancer is discovered and how soon appropriate treatment is begun. Male or female, …

NGHP Supports VISTA Volunteers

What do Cross Plains Community Partner, Habitat for Humanity, Friendship House, and Dalton State have in common? Along with Readers2Leaders, Dalton Downtown Farmers Market, and our own North Georgia Healthcare Partnership home office, these organizations have been the recipients of the efforts of dedicated VISTA volunteers coordinating with the NGHP over the past year. And if all goes as planned, …

The NGHP Celebrates Twenty-Five Years and Counting

Anniversaries are special times. For the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership (NGHP), 2017 marks a very exciting one: our twenty-fifth. We are looking forward to celebrating our past, our present, and our much-anticipated future over the coming year. One way in which this milestone – 25 years – will be celebrated is through a “new look” – a modernized logo and …

My New Year’s Resolution 2017

It’s one week into the New Year, and I have good news to report on at least one of my past New Year’s resolutions. Two years ago this week, I swore off carbonated soft drinks. For decades, I drank around six Diet Cokes each day. In 2015, I put an end to that, and I’m proud to say that I …

NGHP Hosts Erwin Mitchell Community Health Fair on Oct. 8

Fall is a wonderful time to take stock of the important things in life, including, and most particularly, one’s health. Many people find the last half of the year to be a great time to schedule appointments with their physicians in an effort to benefit from having met their insurance deductibles during the preceding months. That’s understandable. But area residents …

NGHP Joins with DDDA to Support Dalton Farmers Market

When I was a young boy, I spent many a summer’s day at my grandparents’ house, and one of my fondest memories is of shelling pinkeye purple hull peas and dropping them into my grandma’s big aluminum bowl. Of course, that shelling was in anticipation of a wonderful Southern meal cooked by my grandmother, a meal consisting of farm fresh …

Meet & Greet Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald

WE APOLOGIZE BUT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A FAMILY EMERGENCY Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and State Health Officer. Event Details Tuesday, August 16, 2016 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Dalton Golf & Country Club Free to Attend | R.S.V.P. Required Continental Breakfast Provided Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., serves as the Commissioner of the …

PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM SKIN CANCER

Summertime. And the living is easy. Most of us “of a certain age” recognize those lyrics from the 1935 hit song from the musical Porgy and Bess. And while life during summertime may indeed be laid-back and easy, for many of us “of a certain age,” the effects of too much fun in the sun can take its toll, prematurely …

Early Learning Initiative Now Under NGHP

Readers to Leaders and First 5, two community early learning initiatives launched by the Dalton-Whitfield Archway Partnership, have transitioned to the leadership of the Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership. Readers to Leaders (R2L) is an early education initiative focused on early mastery of reading and creating a culture of literacy throughout the community. It began in 2012 with a commitment from …