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Houston Healthcare Receives National Recognition for Specialty Care Outcomes

Houston Healthcare Receives National Recognition for Specialty Care Outcomes

Houston Healthcare's Pulmonary Program received "America's 100 Best Hospitals" Award for pulmonary care.

According to the Houston Healthcare news release, that's two years in a row the program has won the award.

The Healthgrades Report to the Nation evaluates about 4500 hospitals' performance nationwide.

Perry Hospital was also recognized for receiving five stars in its Pulmonary, Gastrointestinal and Critical Care from Healthgrades.

Read the full news release:

 

Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil to be Held at Courthouse

Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil to be Held at Courthouse

A candlelight vigil for Domestic Violence takes place tonight at the courthouse in Perry.

George Hartwig is expected to speak.

That's at 6 p.m.

'Operation Arresting Hunger' to Raise Money for Families in Need

'Operation Arresting Hunger' to Raise Money for Families in Need

 

The Houston County Sheriff's Office Detention Center Transport Section is teaming up with Perry Chick-fil-A October 27th 11am-4pm for " Operation Arresting Hunger" to be held at the Chick-fil A in Perry on Sam Nun Blvd.

The money raised will be used purchase a complete Thanksgiving meals for needy families in the community. The chick-fil-A cow will be there to help support the car wash.  Our goal is to raise enough money to provide as many complete meals as possible.  Please come on out and help support this cause to make sure those needing help have a real Thanksgiving Meal.  


Healthy Eating Tips For Fair Favorites

"I don't suppose you make the lemonade with Splenda do you?" Registered Dietician, Lisa Carter says all you have to do is ask for healthier alternatives. 

She says no diet should stop you from enjoying the food at the Georgia National Fair. "The main thing is realizing that just one day isn't probably going to make or break a healthy eating pattern." says Carter.

But she says there are some easy tips to follow.  "The first thing is don't come starving because then you're just going to go to the first place and pig out on the first thing you see,"  says Carter.

She also says to split the portions and limit the toppings.

Sitting while eating your snack helps the digestion process and makes you feel fuller, explains Carter.

Fire Station Groundbreaking Delayed Due to Weather

Fire Station Groundbreaking Delayed Due to Weather

The Perry Fire Station's groundbreaking ceremony has been delayed due to "a recent abundance of rain and the residing water on site," according to a Parrish Construction Group news release.

The groundbreaking ceremony is now slated for Tuesday, October 9 at 10 a.m.

Kroger Announces Spinach Recall in Georgia Stores

Kroger Announces Spinach Recall in Georgia Stores

If you've recently purchased spinach at your local Kroger grocery store, it may be contaminated with Listeria.

Kroger is recalling spinach sold at it's stores in 15 states.

The recall affects 10 ounce packages of "Fresh Selections Tender Spinach" and had a "best if used by" date of September 16th.

Return the spinach to the store for a full refund or replacement.

'Less Than 100' Patients to be Notified of Hepatitis Risk

Houston County Medical Center says it will begin notifying patients who came in contact with a technician accused of spreading Hepatitis C to patients in other states.

A news release from the hospital says they'll begin sending those certified letters this week, recommending that the local patients get tested.

The news release says "less than 100" people who came in contact with technician David Kwiatkowski will get those letters.

The Associated Press reports that Kwiatkowski worked at hospitals in at least six states.

Earlier this month, officials in New Hampshire accused him of infecting 30 people with the liver-destroying disease there. They say he stole syringes, used them to inject an anesthetic, and those syringes were later used on patients.

Houston Healthcare says Kwiatkowski was a contract worker there from October 2010 to March 2011.