Published Friday, February 22, 2013
From Staff Reports
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center in Newnan has been accredited by the Joint Commission, an independent, nonprofit organization that accredits and certifies more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.
The Joint Commission, which focuses on quality patient care for both inpatients and outpatients, is the nation’s predominant standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting comprehensive performance standards. It also addresses an organization’s staff competency, physician credentialing process and the licensure and certification requirements.
The Joint Commission evaluated all aspects of patient care against nearly 300 performance standards. The hospital received accreditation by demonstrating patient quality and safety in areas consisting of emergency management, infection control, medical staffing, nursing, medication management and information management.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern opened in August 2012 off Newnan Crossing Bypass in Newnan. The hospital specializes in treatment of complex and advanced stage cancers. The 226,000-square-foot hospital is one of five CTCA hospitals nationwide, offering patients and their families a unique “Patient Empowered Care” model.
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Jameson Inn now Quality Inn
Choice Hotels International has converted the Jameson Inn in Newnan to a Quality Inn, which will be managed by Aimbridge Hospitality, a hotel and real estate management company based in Dallas, Texas.
“We are privileged to add a premium Choice-branded hotel to our portfolio, as we have a proven track record with the company,” said Dave Johnson, president and CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality.
“I have no doubt that Quality Inn will be a huge success,” said General Manager Michael Glover. “We are a great hotel in an excellent location and we are very proud to now be flying a Choice Hotels flag.”
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Delta Community donates more than $400,000
Delta Community Credit union donated more than $400,000 to various organizations in 2012.
Beneficiaries included Children’s Miracle Network, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, area high schools and other youth-centered non-profits.
Delta Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, and is the state’s largest credit union.
The company has a long-standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta through the nationwide program, Credit Unions for Kids.
“This year, Delta Community raised more than $304,000 through Atlanta fundraising initiatives,” said Hank Halter, interim president and CEO of Delta Community. “By helping the lives of Georgia families, we are able to support our philosophy of people helping people and continue benefiting charities that enhance children’s lives, both physically and financially.”
The credit union donated almost $43,000 to Relay for Life.
The credit union’s Serve and Deserve program, now in its fourth year, gives high school student clubs and sports teams the opportunity to raise money for charitable organizations, while receiving matching in-kind donations for their schools. Last year, participating schools presented checks in excess of $117,000 to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Relay for Life, the Rally Foundation and the March of Dimes.
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BB&T adds ATM on Jefferson Street
BB&T has added a free-standing ATM machine at its downtown Newnan location on Jefferson Street. The ATM is located in a reconfigured parking lot next to the bank.
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Bates is employee of the year
Jeff Bates was named Hammond Service’s Employee of the Year for 2012.
Bates has worked for Hammond Services for nine years and is currently an HVAC install supervisor. He has also worked for the plumbing and electrical department and still helps whenever needed.
“I am proud to be associated with Jeff,” said owner and president David Hammond. “He is valuable as a technician and as a leader for the company.”
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Kroger supports American Cancer Society
Kroger stores in the Atlanta division recently partnered with the American Cancer Society to raise money for Relay for Life by offering customers the opportunity to purchase $1 “footprint” icons. Relay for Life is ACS’s signature fundraising event.
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