Press Room

Protecting Yourself and Our Community from the Flu

August 31, 2017

For many of us, September is a time for getting back into routines and looking forward to the cooler weather just around the corner. Unfortunately, September also means that flu season is right around the corner.

September is Suicide Awareness Month: Know the Signs and the Risk

August 31, 2017

Suicide is a real problem, and every year, it claims the life of 41,000 people. At Rockdale Medical Center, we want to help. We want to raise awareness of the dangers of mental illness and help erase the stigma. And it starts with talking about the signs and who’s at risk.

Rockdale Medical Center to join Piedmont Healthcare

August 31, 2017

Officials at Piedmont Healthcare have signed an asset purchase agreement with LifePoint Health, the owner of Rockdale Medical Center, to make Rockdale the eighth hospital to join Piedmont’s Atlanta-based health system.

World Breastfeeding Week: The Benefits of Breastfeeding

July 29, 2017

At The Birth Place, we support healthy behaviors for new moms and babies and encourage awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding from August 1 – 7 during World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). Launched in 1991 by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), WBW aims to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding.” This year, the organization is placing particular emphasis on working together for the common good.

Back to School is a Great Time to Head Back to the Doctor

July 29, 2017

Nothing screams “back to school” like taking your kids for an annual physical or routine vaccinations. While many kids may be required to get an annual physical for athletic programs or extracurricular activities, this is a habit parents should help form for every child. Yearly check-ups are essential.

Summer Safety: Tips to keep your summer fun and injury free

June 26, 2017

While summer can be a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, Rockdale Medical Center is proud to share some key safety tips to keep your summer fun and free of injury and stress.

Men, Take Your Health to the Next Level

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.

Rockdale Medical Center Earns Awards for Stroke and Cardiac Care

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.

Our Providers Put the “Care” in Healthcare

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.

It’s OK to Ask: Hand Hygiene as a Frontline Defense Against Infection

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.

Quality is the Cornerstone of the Patient Experience

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.

Help Safeguard Your Child and Your Community’s Health with Vaccinations

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.

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.

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