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HEALTH BRIEFS: Northeast Georgia Medical Center names president

Northeast Georgia Medical Center names president

A president has been named for Northeast Georgia Medical Center, a new 100-bed hospital opening in Braselton in spring 2015.

Anthony Williamson, formerly a vice president with the new hospital’s parent company Northeast Georgia Health System, will oversee all operations of the facility, according to a news release.

Williamson has been with the health group since 2005 and has been closely involved with planning the Braselton project.

“Anthony has had oversight responsibility for numerous areas within NGHS which has given him a wealth of knowledge about our System’s operations and strategic direction,” said Carol Burrell, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System. “His ability to effectively manage and deliver multiple high-level initiatives has greatly impressed me, and I am so pleased to see him take the helm of this pinnacle facility for NGHS.”

Williamson, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, was honored to be chosen for the new role.

“I live in this area, so this is also my community hospital, and I take an extra level of pride in the state-of-the-art facility and care plan we have developed in this area,” he said. “We are excited to open NGMC Braselton’s doors to the community next spring.”

New dental office opens in Lawrenceville

A new full-service dental office is open in Lawrenceville.

Dentist Rozee Rattani’s Sugarloaf Family Dental officially opened July 24 and is ready to please residents with its “full-service, state-of-the-art” facility.

“In order to help entire families maintain and improve their oral health, Dr. Rattani and her team will inform and educate each patient about the latest procedures and dental health care choices available to suit his or her specific needs,” the company said in a news release. “From routine cleanings and simple fillings to more in-depth restorative and cosmetic services, every patient will receive individualized care to help them keep their teeth for a lifetime.”

Rattani earned her doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and is a member of the Pakistan Medical and Dental Council, the American Student Dental Association and Alpha Omega Beta Iota Fraternity.

The office is located at 4795 Sugarloaf Parkway.

Hospital hosts bariatric surgery seminars

Snellville’s Eastside Medical Center is offering a series of free seminars of weight-loss surgery through the end of September.

Suraj Menachery, a doctor with the facility, will offer information on the pros and cons of such procedures during the seminars taking place Aug. 5, 21, Sept. 9 and 25, between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

The events are being held in the first floor classroom of the hospital’s north tower. The hospital is located at 1700 Medical Way.

To register, call 800-242-5662.

GMC cancer institute recognized as ‘Center of Excellence’

The Cancer Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center was recently recognized by the Lung Cancer Alliance as a “Center of Excellence” for its lung screening program.

The Lung Cancer Alliance recommends screening at facilities with the experience and resources to provide exemplary results.

GMC’s screening program runs on the collective effort of a multidisciplinary team of radiologists, pathologists, pulmonologists, thoracic surgeons, oncologists, radiation oncologists and nurses who carry out the process of screening and diagnosis.