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Tuesday, November 26, 2013North Fulton Hospital Earns an "A" in Patient Safety
North Fulton Hospital was recently recognized with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Hospitals were awarded the A, B, C, D or F score...
Monday, December 02, 2013Path To Health Raises Awareness of New Insurance Initiative
If you’ve been wondering where to get information about the new health insurance options available with the Affordable Care Act, “Path to Health” may be just what you need. North Fulton Hospital is one of three Atlanta hospitals that have launched ...
Thursday, November 14, 2013North Fulton Primary Care Opening New Location in Woodstock
Roswell, Georgia -- North Fulton Primary Care is proud to announce the opening of a new location in Cherokee County on Wylie Bridge. Dr. Beth Simati is board certified in family medicine and brings 6 years of experience to the practice.
Monday, October 14, 2013North Fulton Women’s Specialists Opens Bilingual Satellite Office
North Fulton Women’s Specialists is proud to announce the opening of a new satellite office in Roswell. The office is located at 202 Bombay Lane, and the staff at the new location will provide bilingual services in English and Spanish.
At the new...
Friday, September 27, 2013North Fulton Hospital and Avalon Join Forces for Breast Cancer
For many women, a diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming, but two unlikely partners have joined forces to make a difference to a group of local breast cancer patients and survivors and to help support breast cancer research. North Fulton Ho...
Monday, August 26, 2013North Fulton Hospital Offers New Spanish Interpretation Services
North Fulton Hospital now offers Spanish interpretation services for all units in the facility 24 hours each day, 7 days a week. These services have been added for patient satisfaction and comfort, particularly in trauma and childbirth situations.
Monday, September 02, 2013Rural/Metro Ambulance Appoints New Medical Director
Rural/Metro Ambulance is pleased to announce that Jigar B. Patel, M.D., Emergency Medicine physician at North Fulton Hospital, has been appointed as Medical Director of the Georgia Division.
Following medical school at the University of Alabama B...
Thursday, August 22, 2013North Fulton Hospital Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Roswell, Georgia (August 22, 2013) -- North Fulton Hospital is pleased to announce that Lyra Howalt has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. She brings 28 years of experience in public accounting, finance, and the managed care industry to...
Friday, July 19, 2013Cherokee Women’s Health Roswell Welcomes Dr. Curt Misko
Dr. Curt Misko joins Cherokee Women's Health Specialists in Roswell, GA. A retired Lt. Colonel from the U.S. Army, Dr. Mikso is a nationally recognized female pelvic reconstructive surgeon.
"He is not only a highly skilled surgeon but more im...
Monday, July 29, 2013North Fulton Hospital Offers New Robotic Spine Surgery
Roswell, Georgia -- North Fulton Hospital is one of the first in Atlanta to offer adults needing spine surgery a minimally invasive procedure using the Mazor Robot. This advanced technology, combined with the expertise of the hospital’s board certi...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013North Fulton Primary Care Welcomes John Aaron, PA-C
Roswell, GA – North Fulton Primary Care is pleased to welcome Physician Assistant John Aaron to their practice. Aaron will be joining Stephen Martiny, M.D., in serving patients at the practice’s Alpharetta location at 4895 Windward Parkway, Suite 2...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013North Fulton Hospital Places on Quality Honor Roll
ATLANTA – North Fulton Hospital in Roswell has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll. North Fulton Hospital is one of 17 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in t...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013North Fulton Hospital’s Micah Brown Named a Tenet Hero
Roswell, GA – North Fulton Hospital announced today that Micah Brown, Breast Health Nurse Navigator, has been named a Tenet Hero as part of Tenet Healthcare Corporation’s (NYSE: THC) recognition program for employees.
Micah Brown’s decade long car...
Wednesday, May 01, 2013Innovations Improve Hip Replacement
Why is it different?Hip replacement surgery has been used to treat joint disease since the 1960s. It replaces the head of the thigh bone and the ball-and-socket mechanism in the hip with artificial implants. Traditionally, the operation was done m...
Tuesday, April 23, 2013Act Fast for Stroke Care
Most of us know that chest pain or pain in the arm may be an indicator of a heart attack, but do you know what signs to look for if you suspect that you or a loved one may have had a stroke? More importantly, do you know what to do for that person ...
Board Certified Nurses To Be Honored at March 19th Event
Roswell, Georgia (March 11) – In the increasingly complex world of healthcare, board certification of nurses plays a vital role in delivering high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides a ...
Thursday, February 14, 2013North Fulton Hospital welcomes new governing board members
North Fulton Hospital is pleased to welcome its newest members to the hospital's governing board: Leah Tobin, M.D., family physician; Mark Gravlee, M.D., acute care surgeon; and Michael Jurgens, M.D., radiologist and Chief of Staff for the hospital....
Monday, December 03, 2012North Fulton Hospital Raises More Than $25,000 for Komen Atlanta
North Fulton Hospital (NFH) presented a check to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Greater Atlanta Affiliate for $25, 285.94. The donation encompasses the proceeds of the Power of Pink, the breast cancer awareness luncheon hosted by NFH in late Septe...
Monday, November 19, 2012North Fulton Hospital receives two American Heart Association awards
Awards recognize North Fulton Hospital’s commitment to quality care for both heart failure and stroke patients
North Fulton Hospital has received two Get With The Guidelines® Achievement Awards from the American Heart Association: the Heart Failure...
Thursday, August 02, 2012North Fulton Hospital welcomes Garrett, orthopedic trauma specialist
North Fulton Hospital is pleased to announce that Jeffrey Garrett, M.D., will be joining its staff as an orthopedic traumatologist.
While all orthopedic surgeons are trained to treat musculoskeletal injuries, an orthopedic traumatologist has advan...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012Godamunne appointed as Chief Medical Officer
North Fulton Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Karim Godamunne, M.D., as the hospital's new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). As part of the hospital's ongoing commitment to quality and excellence in patient care, Dr. Godamunne will prov...
Tuesday, July 03, 2012Second-Annual Power of Pink event set for September
Kimberly-Clark Health Care is Platinum Sponsor for the Second Year in the Row
Last year, more than 300 community members joined with North Fulton Hospital to raise almost $20,000 through the inaugural Power of Pink event—a charity luncheo...
Duchess Kate's condition not uncommon to local docs
Along with the happy news this week that Prince William and Duchess Catherine are expecting a royal heir, people worldwide are learning a term they probably haven’t heard before: “hyperemesis gravidarum,” the acute morning sickness–like complication...
High Blood Pressure and Stroke
Approximately every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke and roughly every three to four minutes someone dies of a stroke. Strokes cause about one in 17 deaths annually – making it the third leading cause of death – and are the prima...
Sprains and Strains
What are Sprains and Strains?
Strains and sprains are the most common type of injuries that result from physical activity. A sprain is the stretching or tearing for a ligament, fibrous tissue connecting one bone to another in a joint. An injury...