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Dr. Omar Al Haddad talks about Diabetes July 2015 

Dr. Al Haddad spoke about Diabetes, and answered questions at our FREE community educational event on July 23, 2015.  A lot of information was shared about Diabetes, sign and symptoms, prevention, and management.  It was a very educational and informative event.  Attendess were given the chance to ask questions and hear the answers from Dr. Al Haddad.  If you missed this event, continue to visit our website about information about our next FREE community event.

 


FREE COMMUNITY DIABETIC EDUCATION SEMINAR JULY 2015

 Join us for a free educational seminar about everything you need to know about Diabetes.

Guest Speaker:      Dr. Omar Al Haddad

Date:        Thursday, July 23, 2015

Time:           6:00pm                           

           Location:          Downstairs Classroom at MHM    

For more information, please contact Deborah Brown at 229-243-6100 ext. 450 or via email at deborahb@mh-m.org.


 New Support Group for Nursing Mothers First Meeting June 2015

We have a new support group for new mothers called the Bainbridge Breastfeeding Buddies.  Their first meeting will be June 2nd at 6:00pm in the Kirbo Women’s Center Conference Room at Memorial Hospital and Manor.  This will be an informative meeting about common questions and techniques to help new moms learn how to breastfeed.  You can visit their Facebook page for more information.  They are hoping to meet once a month as long as there is interest from the Community.

 https://www.facebook.com/bainbridgebreastfeedingbuddies

 

First Meeting:    June 2nd at 6:00pm

 

 

 


Heart Healthy Seminar Huge Success February 2015

Our heart healthy seminar held on February 26, 2015 was a huge success!!  We had a great turn-out for the class, and the information was both informative and educational.  Dr. Miller did a wonderful job with his presentation!!  Guests received informational packets loaded with information about heart health, and a heart healthy snack.

 Thank you to Deborah Brown, Mikey Alday, and Zach Powell for their involvement with this event.  And a very special thank you to Dr. Gordon Miller for taking the time to be our guest speaker!! 

 

We are planning our next community educational event for some time in April 2015.


Memorial Hospital and Manor announces readiness for Ebola virus

Bainbridge, Georgia:   Memorial Hospital and Manor is planning, preparing, and training staff on the necessary precautions for evaluating patients with symptoms suggestive of infection with the Ebola virus.  Leaders, medical staff, and frontline staff of Memorial Hospital and Manor have developed and communicated their infectious disease policy, and are prepared for the possibility of a patient presenting with symptoms suggestive of the Ebola virus.  Memorial is also educating staff about the possible signs and symptoms of the Ebola Virus infection and what to do in case of a potential exposure.  Training of staff will continue to evolve as new information is provided to us from the Georgia Department of Public Health and the CDC.  We will ensure all personnel within the facilities’ various locations are educated and continually updated with the latest data and information.

Billy Walker, CEO of Memorial Hospital and Manor stated, “Our facility is prepared and ready to handle any potential Ebola outbreaks in our area, and will continue to work with our staff as well as other local agencies to ensure community-wide readiness.  Our ultimate goal is to keep all of our patients and staff safe while still providing care to anyone that needs treatment.  We encourage anyone that may be experiencing the symptoms associated with the Ebola virus and that has been exposed to someone that has traveled to any West African countries, to please report to your nearest Emergency Department for screening.”

Memorial Hospital and Manor’s Infection Control Specialist, Jane Chesser, RN, stated, “It is imperative that we stay ahead in our readiness plan and ability to understand and educate our staff about the Ebola virus and the necessary protocols.  We are following all recommendations by the CDC, participating in weekly conferences with Georgia’s Department of Public Health, and will continue to educate and inform all staff about any changes as they are received.  As a facility, we are prepared and ready should our area become exposed, and want to ensure the safety of our staff, our patients, their families, and our community.”

 If any of the following apply, please contact your nearest Emergency Department:

  • Traveled to West Africa:  Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, or any other countries where the Ebola virus is present, or
  • Have had close contact with someone who has recently traveled to West Africa, or
  • Have had close contact with bats, rodents, or primates from West Africa

And you have some of the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint and muscle aches
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Lack of appetite 

Important notice about vaccinations for children:

New back-to-school requirements take effect this year. Beginning July 1, 2014, all children born on or after Jan. 1, 2002 who are attending 7th grade, and students who are newly enrolled in... Georgia schools in grades 8-12, must have received one dose of Tdap vaccine and one dose of adolescent meningococcal (meningitis) disease vaccine.

Memorial Pediatrics is available for questions regarding your child's immunizations, and can be reached at 229-246-1209. 

The Decatur County Health Department has information and resources available as well.

 

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