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HEALTH BRIEFS: Free mammograms to be offered at Norcross department store

Free mammograms to be offered at Norcross department store

The BelkGives on the Go Mobile Mammography Center, a 39-foot-long, state-of-the-art screening center on wheels, will make a stop at the Belk store in Norcross from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 21, to offer free, convenient mammogram screenings.

Women age 40 and older with no breast concerns who have not had a mammogram in the last 12 months and have a primary care physician are eligible by calling 855-655-2662 to schedule an appointment.

All screening exams are performed by Charlotte Radiology’s licensed, female mammography-certified technologists. A board-certified radiologist specializing in breast imaging will interpret the mammogram. Confidential results will be sent to the patient and her primary care physician.

After receiving their mammograms, women also can visit the Intimate Apparel section in the Belk store to receive complimentary bra fittings.

For more information, call 855-655-2662 or visit www.belk.com/pink.

Two Gwinnett health care IT companies recognized in magazine’s list

Several Georgia-based companies were ranked among the Top 100 Healthcare IT companies in the nation according to Healthcare Informatics Magazine, and two of those companies are based in Gwinnett.

The 2014 HCI 100 list, which is published in the June issue of the magazine, recognizes the top 100 revenue-earning health care information technology companies in the industry.

A total of eight Georgia-based companies with cumulative revenues close to $5 billion were named to the HCI 100 List, which included Lawrenceville-based Brightree at No. 76 with $74,900,000 in revenues and Navicure of Duluth at No. 79 with $63,152,000 in revenues.

“The metro Atlanta region is recognized as the nation’s health IT capital, consistently delivering some of the most innovative technologies in this sector,” said David Hartnett, interim senior vice president for economic development for the Metro Atlanta Chamber. “As indicated by this year’s more than $600 million increase in revenue earned by the companies on the list, we are growing the economy in this sector with the potential to create thousands more high-paying jobs per year.”