Thursday, May 9, 2013
Two digital billboards are planned. One is already in use in Snellville, and there will be another in Lilburn.
If anyone needs to go to Eastside Medical Center and wants to know the wait time there, just look up. The Snellville hospital has announced that it will display emergency room wait times on digital billboards and the hospital website, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. Smart-phone users will be able to view the times, as well. The wait times updates with a four-hour rolling average every 30 minutes, the Post reports. There is already a digital billboard in Snellville near the hospital, at the intersection of Tree Lane and Ronald Reagan Parkway. There will be another billboard in Lilburn, at U.S. Highway 29 and Killian Hill Road.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Southeastern Carpenters Labor Union is protesting the use of 'labor brokers' at Eastside Medical Center.
According to a group of three protestors standing behind a large banner outside Eastside Medical Center, the hospital is "contributing to the erosion of area standards for carpenter craft workers." Mulkey Enterprises was recently hired by Eastside Medicals' General Contractor J.E. Dunn as a contractor by Eastside to perform metal stud and drywall work on the building. But according to the protestors, Mulkey Enterprises does not meet area labor standards. Part of the flyer distributed by the group contains the following information: "Mulkey Enterprises is a contractor that has a history of using labor brokers who we believe pays workers below area standards and has a history of not paying payroll taxes in the communities where it does …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Staff at the Snellville hospital perform a lighthearted dance to raise awareness for the month.
Did you know that February is American Heart Month? In honor of the month, Eastside Medical Center staff choreographed and performed a lighthearted dance to OneRepublic's "Feel Again." According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year, or one out of every four deaths. It's the leading cause of death for both men and women. Coronary heart disease - also called coronary artery disease - is the most common type of heart disease in the U.S. It occurs when plaque builds up in your arteries, according to the CDC. This can cause heart attacks, angina, heart failure and arrhythmias. According to the American Heart Association, heart attacks occur when "the …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Visitors toured the new wing of the hospital, which includes state-of-the-art technology and oversized, plush patient rooms, and celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 17.
Over 800 people attended the unveiling of the new tower at Eastside Medical Center on Jan. 17, 2013. The tower features advanced technology that includes a hybrid OR suite, one of only two in the state of Georgia. Three floors are currently ready for use, with an additional three floors ready for expansion should they need the space. A large operating room for robotic surgery is among the new additions to the wing. Eastside Medical Center was the first hospital in Gwinnett to receive the da Vinci SI robot, which can perform minimally invasive surgery that reduces the risk of infection and recovery time. During the tour, hospital staff allowed visitors to try out the process, which includes sitting behind a machine and maneuvering the “…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Tom Gosdin participates in new left main coronary artery trial.
(Editor's note: the following is a press release from Piedmont Hospital.) Tom Gosdin, 30-year Eastside Medical Center employee, had been suffering from chest pains when he came to Piedmont Heart Institute (PHI) Eastside for a cardiac catheterization. After reviewing his test results, doctors determined Gosdin was a candidate for a new left main coronary artery trial. “The result of the test was an 80% block of the left main artery commonly called the ‘Widow Maker,’” said Gosdin. “The preferred choice of treatment for the ‘Widow Maker’ was open heart by-pass. In the new study, if I was selected, there was a 50/50 chance that I would receive a stent instead of being opened up for surgery, which would require a long hospital stay along with …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
A Snellville woman is blaming a local hospital for losing her dentures after a recent surgery.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
What's going on at the Gwinnett Community Clinic in Snellville? Here are a few highlights, including donations and time volunteered.
Gwinnett Community Clinic, located in Snellville, is a collaboration of volunteer medical professionals, Eastside Medical Center and citizens who volunteer their time helping out at the clinic. It is led by Sheila Adcock, the director of the nonprofit clinic. Snellville Patch has covered the clinic before, and you can see those stories by clicking here. However, we thought an update would be good. Recent highlights:
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Marlene interrupts her series on breast cancer to talk about her mother's health and the help of numerous medical professionals in Snellville.
We interrupt this series on breast cancer to take care of Mama. I know you have heard the expression “When it rains it pours.” It is flooding at my house. On a recent Wednesday, Mama cut down a small tree and was trimming shrubbery. The following Monday, she was hospitalized for pneumonia. A few days earlier she had a sore throat and a cough. At 93, I didn’t want to take any changes so we headed for the doctor. She protested the entire time that she didn’t need to go. Dr. Bruce Sabin, her internist, put her on an antibiotic. She seemed to get better and was back to her old self. She is in the yard more than in the house. She putters around trimming, sweeping leaves, just whatever she and Pepe the cat can find to do. They work an hour…
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Health providers, law enforcement and Walton EMC have teamed up to help open the new center in Snellville.
Eastside Medical Center announced today a new partnership between local police and health care professionals that will mean more services for victims of sexual assault in Gwinnett County The collaborative effort includes: Eastside Medical Center in Snellville, the Snellville Police Department, the Lawrenceville Police Department, Walton EMC and Covenant Counseling of Snellville. Thanks to the their work the new sexual assault center, located in the Women’s Center of Eastside Medical Center, will provide victims a private and safe environment for medical and forensic treatment. “Eastside Medical Center is providing a convenient, safe location to serve sexual assault victims," said Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead. "Kim Ryan, CEO of …