ROCKDALE MEDICAL CENTER NAMED ‘GEORGIA SAFE TO SLEEP HOSPITAL’

March 21, 2017

Georgia has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country. Every week three infants in Georgia die due to sleep-related causes, many of which are preventable. Last year, the Georgia Department of Public Health asked Rockdale Medical Center to sign a pledge of intent to participate in the Safe to Sleep initiative, along with all birthing hospitals in the state, to help end the trend.

Put Your Best Fork Forward: Choosing Food That Fuels a Healthy Life

March 2, 2017

Food can mean a number of things to us. It can be a source of delight, a means to gather friends and loved ones around a common table, even an instrument of comfort at the end of a long day. But most importantly, food is fuel.

Rockdale Medical Center’s Radiology Department Undergoes Renovation Project

February 13, 2017

Rockdale Medical Center announced today a $750,000 renovation to its inpatient radiology department. The project will focus on upgrading one of three CT-computed tomography- scanner, as well as an interior renovation. All CT services will remain open during this project, which is estimated to be completed in March 2017.

When It Comes to Your Heart, Play Smart!

February 2, 2017

You probably already know that heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S., and that it’s important to play smart with your heart. There are a couple of simple, practical things you can do to stay on top of your heart game.

Donate and Save: Giving Blood to Save Lives is Easier than Ever

January 4, 2017

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. And seasonal obstacles like busy holiday schedules, blood drives canceled due to inclement winter weather, and illnesses like the flu sidelining potential donors...

Resolve to be Healthier this Year with Affordable Health Insurance

January 4, 2017

It’s the New Year and you know what that means – resolutions! But this year, there’s an easy resolution you can make that will have a significant impact on your health for the upcoming year – visit the Health Insurance Marketplace and enroll...

Eating Healthy for the Holidays: A Few Simple Tricks to Keep Your Waistline in Check

November 22, 2016

From the turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving to the delicious desserts, treats for Santa and eggnog at Christmas, the holidays are one of the hardest times of year to eat healthy. In fact, studies show...

Financial Assistance for Health Insurance Marketplace Plans is Available – See if You Qualify

November 8, 2016

Here’s some good news:  When it comes to health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, millions of Americans benefit from federal financial assistance each year, and you may...

Rockdale Medical Center is Making Communities Healthier

October 4, 2016

Five Tips to Keep Your Family Healthy During the Hustle and Bustle of the School Year

August 1, 2016

The dog days of summer are coming to a close. As we countdown to the start of the new school year, Rockdale Medical Center wants to offer five quick tips to help keep your family healthy and happy.

The Heat is On: How to Stay Safe During the Hot Summer Months

July 1, 2016

The summer season is in full swing, and that means camps, outdoor workouts and athletic practices, trips to parks or local waterways, and dozens of other fun outdoor activities...

From Urgent Care Centers to Walk-In Clinics, Which One is Right for You?

June 20, 2016

From urgent care centers to walk-in clinics, trips to the family doctor or emergency room visits – there are more healthcare options to choose from than ever before.

Take Care of the Skin You’re In: May is Melanoma Awareness Month

May 23, 2016

During the month of May, the spring season is in full bloom, and summer is just around the corner. This time of year, many people begin to spend more time outside, enjoying longer daylight hours

National Hospital Week Celebrates Healthcare from the Heart

May 9, 2016

For one week every year, the nation’s healthcare leaders pause to celebrate and recognize the millions of healthcare professionals – from dieticians to physicians, administrative support to engineers – who make safe, high quality, compassionate healthcare available

Celebrating Our Nurses during National Nurses Week

May 6, 2016

Across the country, there are millions of nurses united by a deep desire to care for others in their greatest times of need. They are the compassionate faces at the bedside and the healing hands that work tirelessly to ensure that each patient receives safe, quality care.

Allergy Season is Upon Us: Tips to Keep Your Sniffling and Sneezing in Check

April 12, 2016

You know what they say: April showers bring May flowers. But they also bring pollen, ragweed and a slew of other wheeze-, sneeze-, and sniffle-inducing allergens. At Rockdale Medical Center...

My Co-workers Saved My Life

February 15, 2016

Written by Nancy Kersey. Nancy Kersey began her work day at Rockdale Medical Center's Outpatient Mammography department, when she began to feel a dull pain that started in her left ear, traveled down her jaw line and soon became extreme pressure in her chest.

Keep Your Heart Healthy and Treat It Locally

February 10, 2016

By: David Cooper, Founder and President of Premier Platforms, Inc. - American Heart Month, celebrated each February, is upon us. Until recently, I never thought I would be the person raising awareness of heart disease – or the dangers associated with it. I’m 58-years-old, I’m physically fit, I’m not a smoker, and I eat a mostly healthy diet – with a few exceptions for butter and red meat.

Minutes Matter: Knowing the Signs of Heart Disease Can Save a Life

February 1, 2016

When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. According to the National Institutes of Health, of the people who die from heart attacks, about half will die within an hour of their first symptoms.

Rockdale Medical Center honored to treat internationally known celebrity

December 21, 2015

Rockdale Medical Center recently released a statement saying they appreciated the hard work and dedication of the entire medical team and hospital staff during the care and treatment of an internationally known celebrity.

Keep the Happy in Your Holidays: Tips to Help You Make the Most of the Season

December 8, 2015

From the stunning lights displays and festive outings, to the delicious meals and much-needed time with family and friends, the holidays are a favorite time of year for many. For others who may be juggling too many invitations, desperately trying to find the perfect gift, or dealing with the loss of a loved one, it can be a stressful and emotionally trying time of year.

More than 10 million Americans are without health insurance. Are you on the list?

November 3, 2015

Rockdale Medical Center to Offer Online Pre-Registration

October 23, 2015

Dr. Gillespie Discusses Consumer Reports Article

October 20, 2015

Thirty Years of Pink: Raising Awareness of Breast Cancer

October 6, 2015

Colon Cancer Screenings Save Lives

February 27, 2015

According to 2014 cancer statistics, 1 in 3 women and 1 and 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Colon cancer is the third deadliest cancer, for both men and women, in the United States.

Free Diabetes Day Event November 12th!

November 4, 2014

Breast Screening and Imaging for Early Detection of Breast Cancer

October 1, 2014

The concept of preventing disease before it produces illness has become an important part of medical practice today. We must examine patients in ways to find disease they do not know is present.

Health Care Reform Update

August 4, 2014

Orthopedic Lecture Series-Updated information!

July 29, 2014

Warm Weather Brings Out Creepy Crawlies: Dr. Gillespie Discusses How to Keep Them Away!

July 8, 2014

Think About Men's Health submitted by Dr. Gillespie

June 27, 2014

The Birth Place at Rockdale Medical Center Hosts First Annual Baby Fair

April 14, 2014

Rehabilitation Therapists: Professionals Getting You Back to Health

April 14, 2014

Heart Healthy

February 26, 2014

Be Happy and Healthy in the New Year! Healthy Tips from Dr. Gillespie

January 2, 2014

Here are some healthy tips you probably know: You should eat right, shed extra pounds, exercise at least 30 minutes per day, and get regular checkups. But do you know why? There is proof that a healthy lifestyle helps add years to your life.

Diabetes Information from Dr. Gillespie

December 19, 2013

More than 25 million Americans currently have diabetes. This number is on the rise, and more than one in three American adults suffers from prediabetes, which occurs when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be considered diabetes.

Dr. Gillespie Discusses Stroke

November 6, 2013

In 2012, an estimated 800,000 people in the United States suffered a stroke. On average, every 40 seconds someone suffers a stroke; however, reports show that only 1 in 6 people know the signs of a stroke.

Dr. Gillespie Talks Breast Cancer Awareness

October 1, 2013

Each year, more than 200,000 women receive a breast cancer diagnosis. However, over the past three decades, the death rate from breast cancer has dropped by about 30 percent, largely due to increased awareness, earlier detection, and treatment.

Rockdale Medical Center Hosts Open House for RNs

September 30, 2013

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 3, 2013

Dr. Gillespie Discusses Heat Related Illnesses

August 26, 2013

Sweating in the hot sun is no fun. But perspiring is how your body cools itself in extreme temperatures. Certain factors, such as humidity, medication or dehydration, can throw off this cooling system. The result: a heat-related illness.

Enjoy Fourth of July Fireworks Safely

July 1, 2013

Rockdale Medical Center Employee Honored by United Way

May 2, 2013

Global Recognition Program Award Presented to Rockdale Medical Center's Lactation Services for Second Time

April 25, 2013

Rockdale Medical Center to Expand Its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

April 25, 2013

RMC's Emergency Department Wins 2012 Operational Excellence Award

April 25, 2013

Rockdale Medical Center Wins Award for Information Technology at Annual Conference

March 25, 2013

Rockdale Medical Center was recently awarded the LifePoint Hospitals® 2012 Information Technology Leadership Award for technological improvements made to enhance patient safety and physician satisfaction. The award, which was presented at the annual LifePoint Leadership Conference, represents Rockdale Medical Center’s commitment to making long-lasting improvements in technology.

Red, Hot & Healthy at Rockdale Medical Center

February 27, 2013

There were no fashion victims to be found on Rockdale Medical Center’s runway during their annual Red, Hot and Healthy Luncheon and Fashion Show Friday afternoon. However, there was a former heart attack victim, Becky Rutledge, who shared a first-hand account of her experience. The beloved event, a celebration of American Heart Month, never fails to inform and entertain.

Matters of the Heart

February 22, 2013

Rockdale Medical Center presented the the Red, Hot & Healthy Luncheon, which was open to the public, to celebrate American Heart Month.

Rockdale Medical Center Promotes Heart Health with Luncheon

February 12, 2013

Dr. Enrique Flores, an interventional cardiologist with Georgia Heart Specialists and chief of the Rockdale Medical Center Catheterization Lab, will be the keynote speaker at the Red, Hot & Healthy Luncheon.

NICU Grows at Rockdale Medical

January 29, 2013

Rockdale Medical Center is set to unveil the $5.5 million expansion of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which is doubling from eight to 16 beds, and newly renovated Birth Place wing in a ribbon cutting on Tuesday.

Rockdale Medical Center Doubles Capacity of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

January 29, 2013

CONYERS — Inez Young-Wiggs walks through Rockdale Medical Center’s newly renovated neonatal intensive care unit. She points out how each of the rooms is equipped with panels that absorb sound, to keep rooms quiet for the babies, and dimmer lights that can be set low when babies sleep or brightened when medical procedures take place. Each room has sliding doors and curtains that can be closed for privacy. For now, the unit is empty. But by early February, the rooms should be ready for the tiny patients, most of them premature babies, and their families.

Local ER Visits on Rise

January 22, 2013

Rockdale Medical Center’s Emergency Room has seen a spike in visits over the last year as more and more uninsured or under insured patients without access to primary medical care are turning to the ER instead.

2013 New Year's Baby at Rockdale Medical Center

January 10, 2013

Covington parents TracyAnn Beecher and Payton Muir welcome a new baby girl for the new year.

Flu Cases on the Rise in East Metro

January 10, 2013

Karen Young, RN, director of the Emergency Department at Rockdale Medical Center, said the number of patients with flu symptoms has spiked over the past couple of weeks, and there has been an increase in the number of patients admitted to the hospital through the ER, though Young said not all of that increase is flu-related. The ER typically admits about 18 patients per day through the ER, Young said; recently that number has increased to 25 or 30 per day. In addition, the number of patients seen in the ER has increased from a daily average in the 120s to more than 160, she said.

Flu Activity Rising, Hospital ER Sees High Volume

January 10, 2013

Karen Young, Director of Rockdale Medical Center's Emergency Room and Cardiology, said the ER has been seeing a record number of patients overall, many with the flu or flu-like symptoms. "We normally see between 120 and130 patients a day, but now we’re seeing between 170 to 190 patients a day," she said.

RMC Auxiliary Sponsors 31st Annual Love Light Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 20, 2012

The Rockdale Medical Center Auxiliary will sponsor the 31st annual Love Light Tree Lighting Ceremony on Monday, Nov. 26, at 3 p.m. in the hospital’s East Tower Atrium.

Hotline Set Up to Answer Patients Questions about Meningitis Outbreak

October 9, 2012

Rockdale Medical Center Reassures Community about Meningitis Outbreak, Establishes Patient Hotline

October 8, 2012

Rockdale Medical Center Reassures Community about Meningitis Outbreak, Establishes Patient Hotline

October 8, 2012

No patients treated at Rockdale Medical Center have received epidural steroid medications made by the compounding pharmacy associated with the fungal meningitis outbreak in at least 9 states, CEO Deborah Armstrong confirmed today.

Conyers Woman Recovers from Breast Cancer with Help from Family, Friends

October 6, 2012

Diane Reagan, senior vice president of THP printing in Conyers, said she approached her breast cancer treatments as if tackling a project at work.

Breast Cancer Survivors Encouraged to Share Their Stories

September 1, 2012

She opted for a double mastectomy, and underwent months of chemotherapy. Just last month, she finished her last cancer drug and is now cancer-free.

NICU to Expand at Rockdale Medical

October 24, 2011

Hallman awarded for distinguished service

July 18, 2009

Susan Hallman, RN Receives Risk Management Award

July 8, 2009

Rockdale Medical Center Names New Board of Trustees

April 27, 2009

RMC Auxiliary Reaches Milestone with the Addition of Members 100 and 101!

March 20, 2009

Lifepoint buys Rockdale hospital

February 3, 2009

LifePoint Hospitals Acquires Rockdale Medical Center

February 2, 2009