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ARHS News Releases

News releases for Athens Regional are featured below. If you are interested in a topic that is not on this list, contact Mike Pilcher at 706-475-3336 or use our Medical Expert Interview Request Form


ARHS Employee Receives National Honor from American Cancer Society
Lynne Nagy, office coordinator at the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support at Athens Regional Medical Center, was recently named the recipient of the American Cancer Society’s Sunrise Award

Dr. Robert Hoyt Named Chairman of ARMC Board of Trustees
Athens Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees name Dr. Robert E. Hoyt as Chairman of the Board.

ARHS Receives Institutional Accreditation for Residency Programs by ACGME
Dr. Catherine Apaloo Named Internal Medicine Program Director

Mayor Denson Signs Myeloma Month Proclamation at ARMC
March is Myeloma Awareness Month and the Athens Regional Foundation helped bring that to the local forefront by organizing a signed proclamation from Athens-Clarke County Mayor Nancy Denson officially recognizing Myeloma Month.

Athens Regional Receives Several Awards for Stroke Performance Achievements
Athens Regional Health System earns the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association’s Gold Plus award in addition to making the Target: Stroke Honor Roll

ARHS Receives Women’s Choice Award As One of America’s Best Heart Care Hospitals
Athens Regional Health System recognized for creating an extraordinary patient experience by individualizing, personalizing and humanizing healthcare for women and their families

Dr. Elizabeth Nevil Winner of 2014 J.W. Fanning Humanitarian of the Year Award
Dr. Elizabeth F. Nevil was named the 25th recipient of the J.W. Fanning Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Athens Regional Foundation.

Athens Regional Sleep Disorders Center Announces Upgrades and New Location
The Athens Regional Sleep Disorders Center is excited to announce it has upgraded its equipment and will relocate from Milledge Avenue to the 2nd Floor of Prince Tower 1 at Athens Regional Medical Center on March 1, 2014.

ARMC Receives American College of Cardiology Foundation’s Gold Performance Achievement Award
Athens Regional Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2013 – one of only 32 hospitals nationwide to do so.

Stroke Risk Reduced by New Procedure Offered at Athens Regional Medical Center
In September 2013, the cardiology team at Athens Regional Medical Center became the first group in Northeast Georgia to perform the new Lariat® procedure, which dramatically reduces the risk of stroke caused by the heart condition atrial fibrillation.

Athens Regional Medical Center Generates More Than $798 million to Athens’ Economy
Athens Regional Medical Center generated close to $800 million in revenue in 2011 for the local economy according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association. The report also found that Athens Regional provided approximately $29 million in uncompensated care while sustaining more than 6,070 full-time jobs throughout Athens and the rest of the state.

Athens Regional Named a Top Hospital for Patient Experience Again
Athens Regional Medical Center has received the Women’s Choice Award from WomenCertified® distinguishing it as one of the 2012 America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience.

U.S. News Ranks Athens Regional Medical Center Among the Top 10 Hospitals in Georgia
Athens Regional Medical Center is ranked among the top 10 hospitals in Georgia. The hospital also earned “high-performing” recognition in the specialty areas of gastroenterology, nephrology, pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery.

Athens Regional Medical Center Awarded American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Recognition for Heart Attack Care
Athens Regional Medical Center (ARMC) earned the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Mission: Lifeline Bronze Quality Achievement Award. The Bronze Quality Achievement Award is the highest level of recognition achievable by any hospital for a quarter’s performance in 2011.

Athens Regional Doctor Named ‘Mother of the Year’
Athens Regional Medical Center would like to recognize and congratulate Dr. Ruby Cheves upon being awarded by American Mothers, Inc. (AMI), as its 2012 National Mother of the Year. Cheves was awarded the Mother of the Year title at the American Mothers Annual Convention in Washington D.C.

ARMC Receives Silver Stroke Achievement Award
Athens Regional Medical Center has been recognized by the American Stroke Association with the Silver Stroke Achievement Award for the 2011 year. This national award, given by Get With The Guidelines, demonstrates excellence in hospital improvement.

Marilyn Farmer Awarded J.W. Fanning Humanitarian of the Year Award
J.W. Fanning dedicated his life to community service and was a member of the Hospital Authority of Clarke County, serving as Chair from 1972-1973. Today, the Athens Regional Foundation continues his legacy through the “J.W. Fanning Humanitarian of the Year Award.” 

Athens Regional Cardiologists Adopt Newer Approach to Cardiac Catheterizations
Cardiologists at Athens Regional Medical Center have recently adopted a newer approach to cardiac catheterization which, in the right patients, reduces the chance for complications while increasing patient comfort.

WomenCertified award     U.S.News and World Report Best Hospitals     Consumer Reports     Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals     Chest Pain Center Accreditation