HEALTH BRIEFS: Gwinnett Medical enters into trauma management agreement

Gwinnett Medical enters into trauma management agreement

Gwinnett Medical Center has recently entered into a management agreement with Hughston Clinic, and through this agreement, two orthopedic trauma specialists — Bruce Ziran, M.D., and Philip Kregor, M.D. — are now affiliated with GMC-Lawrenceville. Based on their expertise, the hospital can continue to meet the demand for orthopedic trauma care, which can range from simple, isolated fractures to severe, life-threatening accidents with multiple broken bones.

“Through this agreement, GMC will continue to meet the critical needs of patients requiring trauma critical care said Phil Wolfe, president and CEO of GMC. “We realize that complex traumatic injuries with multiple broken bones, compound fractures and fractures near a joint or the pelvis are more difficult to treat, and our patients can only benefit from this new arrangement.”

GMC-Lawrenceville is one of Georgia’s busiest Level II trauma center, with 932 trauma team activations in 2013. It is one of nine Level II trauma centers in the state and is the only designated trauma center in Gwinnett County.

Interactive workshop teaches women basic science of breast cancer

The Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fundwill hold a free community workshop to teach the basics of breast cancer and healthy lifestyles choices to help prevent the disease.

Led by trained breast cancer advocated and breast health practitioners, the workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12 in the Community Room of the Cancer Support Center at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, which is located at 631 Professional Drive, Suite 220, in Lawrenceville.

The workshop is free to attend but registration is required. To register, call 404-633-6499.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta achieves Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence recognition

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the third organization in the nation designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. As the only DICOE-recognized pediatric facility in the country, and the only DICOE-recognized facility in the South, Children’s radiology department demonstrates dedication to quality and the safety of its patients.

The DICOE program, which represents the pinnacle of medical imaging care, is an achievement that goes beyond accreditation to recognize best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. This includes a comprehensive assessment of the entire medical imaging enterprise, including structure and outcomes.

The DICOE designation recognizes excellence at multiple levels — including the professional staff, technology, policies and procedures the organization follows, image quality, safety and patient results.

“There is a great deal of satisfaction in being recognized with the DICOE award because it confirms our dedication and success in caring for our patients,” said Stephen Simoneaux, M.D., medical director of radiology at Children’s at Egleston and Hughes Spalding. “Every patient who enters our facility will know they’re receiving care that reflects our investment in and dedication to exceptional medical imaging technology and care delivery.”