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 …

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 …

NGHP recent programs considered a success

Tonia Davis, Staff Writer TDavis@CalhounTimes.com | Posted 2 weeks ago Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership, a non-profit organization based out of Whitfield County, has expanded its programs and services to the Gordon County community. It is extending the work of community health workers and providing additional health resources and education opportunities to all that it serves. The organization began in 2016 …

DCN: Autism clinic planned for Dalton

By Charles Oliver charlesoliver@daltoncitizen.com After his oldest son was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, Dalton resident Barry Blevins began looking for resources on the condition, which is an autism spectrum disorder. Unfortunately, he didn’t find much locally. “Families in this area, not just Dalton, but north Georgia generally often have to go to Chattanooga or Atlanta or even Nashville (Tenn.) for …

Changes in Breast Cancer Screening

One of our community members was recently handed devastating news from her doctor: “You have breast cancer.” Fortunately this middle-aged professional, we’ll call her “Susan,” was notified by her physician that the alert radiologist reviewing her mammogram suspected that the small lump might be cancerous and recommended further screening. She underwent a biopsy and was told that her cancer was …

NGHP to host first “Senior Living Seminar” on October 16

We’re fortunate to live in a time when life expectancy is high for most Americans, approaching the 80-year mark for both males and females. But it seems as if those golden years can creep up on us much faster than we often expect. And before we know it, we’re looking at a list of options for our retirement decades which …

NGHP Plans 2015 Bike Around Murray Event for October 3

It’s that time of year again – time to gear up for a fun day of scenic cycling – as the date of our second annual Bike Around Murray (BAM) event is fast approaching. This year, BAM will take place on October 3, a Saturday that we hope will provide perfect bike riding weather in which to spend a long …

NGHP Seeks Sponsors for Erwin Mitchell Community Health Fair

Last year, more than 1,000 people attended the Erwin Mitchell Community Health Fair, taking advantage of accessing health care services and gaining information on living a healthy lifestyle. Fortunately, many of those attendees were able to be diagnosed as a result of their attendance with existing conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol, which enabled them to begin treating …

Northwest Georgia Healthy Babies

Bringing a healthy baby into the world is a blessing, and in most cases, it’s no accident. That’s because mothers-to-be today have access to excellent pre-natal care, care our grandmothers probably only dreamed of. But for a certain sector of our population, particularly the under- and uninsured, access to affordable prenatal care is frequently non-existent. That can be a problem, …

NGHP Teams up with Verizon and NRHA on a Diabetes and Technology Research Project

The Northwest Georgia Healthcare Partnership (NGHP) has been selected to administer a new pilot program on the impact that the use of technological devices may have on the management of diabetes, NGHP officials announced today. Program cosponsors Verizon and the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) have selected Murray County to be their first “rural community” to aid in a nationwide …