Piedmont Healthcare, Humana agree to new contract

New Humana contract will ensure patients’ continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities into 2021.

Piedmont Healthcare, Humana agree to new contract

Piedmont Healthcare and Humana have finalized a new contract, which will ensure patients’ continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities into 2021. The new contract will be effective March 1, 2017. The agreement ensures that plan participants enrolled in Humana employer-sponsored and individual plans, including Medicare Advantage, will have in-network access to the 1,600 […]

Fayette author nominated for Ga. Book of the Year

Fayette author nominated for Ga. Book of the Year

Fayette County resident Mark Wallace Maguire and his novel “Alexandria Rising” have been nominated for the 53rd Georgia Author of the Year Award (GAYA) in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category. The banquet, winners and finalists will be announced in June at an event at Kennesaw State University. The novel was independently published in October 2016 and […]

Free travel guide for state parks

Free travel guide for state parks

With spring just around the corner, many Georgians are beginning to think ahead to warmer weather and weekend escapes. The newly published “2017 Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites” is a handy resource for planning a spring break, summer vacation or family reunion. The free booklet is filled with tips on the best […]

First confirmed flu-related death in Georgia

First confirmed flu-related death in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the first flu-related death in the state this year. The individual was an elderly adult. Flu activity is increasing statewide, along with the number of hospitalizations due to flu-related illness. “Every healthy individual over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine,” said Brenda […]

Support group for breast cancer fighters/survivors

Support group for breast cancer fighters/survivors

A breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7 p.m. at Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), Third Floor, 1267 Highway 54 West in Fayetteville. The group is open to women of all ages who are currently fighting or have survived breast cancer. For more […]

Things to do-Jan.12-Feb.18

Things to do-Jan.12-Feb.18

January January 12 “The Estate You Leave Behind” is today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). Join Jennifer Camp with Edward Jones and Robert Goldberg with Goldberg & Associates as they share the importance of having an estate plan in order. From both the […]

Weather leads to rescheduled concerts

Weather leads to rescheduled concerts

Spivey Hall has announced the rescheduling of two concerts cancelled this past weekend due to hazardous weather conditions. The Glenn Miller Orchestra (originally scheduled for Saturday, January 7 at 3:00 p.m) has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 26 at 11:00 a.m. The London Haydn Quartet (originally scheduled for Sunday, January 8 at 3:00 p.m.) has […]

Senoia blood drive Jan. 30

Senoia blood drive Jan. 30

With a severe winter blood shortage, this month the American Red Cross issued an emergency call for blood donations. “Blood and platelet donations are critically needed in the coming days so that patients can continue to receive the lifesaving treatments they are counting on,” said Alyson Barraza of the Connecticut Red Cross Blood Services Region. […]

Pumping class for breastfeeding moms

Pumping class for breastfeeding moms

Pumping Basics, a one-hour class discussing planning and preparing to pump and returning to work while breastfeeding/pumping, will be offered Sunday, Jan. 15. Recommended after delivery. Mothers and babies welcome. Register online at piedmont.org or call 877-527-3712.  

Learn the basics of caring for a newborn

Learn the basics of caring for a newborn

Baby Basics, open to expectant mothers and their spouses or partners, provides information and guidance related to the care of the newborn. Topics discussed include bathing, diapering, burping, feeding, calming techniques for a fussy baby, car safety seats, immunizations, circumcisions, signs of illness and when to call the pediatrician. The class is led by Jan […]