Medical center names new director of rehab

GAINESVILLE - Northeast Georgia Medical Center has named Kevin Gohman director of Inpatient Rehabilitation Services.

Gohman will oversee the 25-bed rehabilitation unit on the medical center's main campus, 743 Spring St. in Gainesville.

Gohman has worked at the medical center for 10 years as a physical therapist. Prior to joining the medical center, Gohman worked at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Pa.

Church to host blood drive

BUFORD - First United Methodist Church is teaming up with LifeSouth to host a blood drive.

Look for the bloodmobile from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the church at 285 E. Main St. in Buford.

All donors will receive a complimentary ice cream cone at the Mayfield Dairy in Braselton, a recognition item and a cholesterol screening. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds or more and show a photo ID at the time of donation.

For more information, call 770-538-0500 or visit www.lifesouth.org.

Stroke tests to be offered

DULUTH - Residents living near Duluth can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke, heart attack or bone fracture.

Life Line Screening will visit Epic Faith, located at 2650 Old Towne Parkway, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday.

Call 800-683-4068 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com.

5K to benefit nonprofit

FLOWERY BRANCH - The first Sterling Stampede 5K and Treehouse Tot Trot will take place next week at Sterling on the Lake, a Flowery Branch subdivision.

The event benefits My Sister's Place, a nonprofit organization providing shelter, safety and life skills training to women in need.

The 5K begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Sterling Clubhouse, and the Treehouse Tot Trot, a half-mile fun run for kids 10 and under, starts at 8:30 a.m. across the street from the clubhouse.

The 5K registration fee is $25, and the cost for the trot is $10 per child. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Late registration is from 7 to 8:30 a.m. The cost will be $30 for adults and $15 for Tot Trot runners.