Braselton urgent care facility open

BRASELTON - Northeast Georgia Health System has opened a new Urgent Care Center in Braselton.

Urgent Care Braselton's emergency physicians will treat illnesses or injuries that need immediate attention, but are not life-threatening. The center, located at 5875 Thompson Mill Road, Suite 100, is open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No appointment is necessary, and most major insurance plans are accepted.

Urgent Care Braselton is the first tenant of Medical Plaza 1, which also houses the HealthLink Lab and will soon house The Braselton Clinic - an internal medical practice - Advantage Sports Medicine, The Rehabilitation Institute and Imaging Center Braselton.

For more information, call 678-343-6195 or visit www.riverplacebraselton.com

Grady Memorial recipient of prestigious stroke award

ATLANTA - Grady Memorial Hospital has received the "Get With The Guidelines-Stroke" Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

The award recognizes Grady's success in implementing the highest standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment for at least 12 months according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

To receive the award, Grady consistently reached an 85 percent compliance rate for at least one year with the requirements of the program. This includes aggressive use of medications like tissue plasminogen activator or tPA, the only clot busting drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the acute treatment of ischemic stroke, and a drug pioneered at Grady that has revolutionized the care of patients with acute stroke in the US.

Other targets achieved for the silver award include use of antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, cholesterol-reducing drugs and smoking cessation.