June 7, 2017
It’s probably no secret to anyone that, on average, women take a more proactive approach to their health than men do. That historic imbalance reveals its sobering effects in the facts. According to studies noted by the Men’s Health Network, men die an average of almost five years earlier than women, and at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death.
June 5, 2017
Rockdale Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll.
May 9, 2017
From May 7 – 13, during National Hospital Week, Rockdale Medical Center honors the men and women whose hard work and commitment are at the heart of our vision to create places where people choose to come for healthcare.
May 3, 2017
Wash your hands. How many times have we heard that oft-repeated refrain over our lifetimes? Since we were children, we’ve been encouraged to wash our hands after playing outside, before eating, after using the restroom and any one of a number of other occasions.
April 24, 2017
April 24 – 28 marks Patient Experience Week, an annual event that gives us the chance to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of all of our physicians, nurses and staff at Rockdale Medical Center.
April 4, 2017
In recent years, there has been continued debate about the risks and benefits of vaccination, but despite the noise, one thing remains clear: vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
October 4, 2016
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.
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...
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.
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
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
November 4, 2014
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
July 1, 2013
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Global Recognition Program Award Presented to Rockdale Medical Center's Lactation Services for Second Time
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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.
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.
February 22, 2013
Rockdale Medical Center presented the the Red, Hot & Healthy Luncheon, which was open to the public, to celebrate American Heart Month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 10, 2013
Covington parents TracyAnn Beecher and Payton Muir welcome a new baby girl for the new year.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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