Will council curb smokin’ in the boy’s room?

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Group says Rome, Floyd County water supplies show ‘unsafe’ levels of carcinogen

A non-profit group tested water supplies all over the United States, and says that two-thirds of Americans have an unsafe level of carcinogen in their water supply, a number that includes both Rome and Floyd County. The Environmental Working Group reports that the chemical known as "chromium-6," made famous in the 2000 film "Erin Brockovich," is dangerous, and took more than 60,000 samples across the U.S. The testing found that 218 million Americans were being exposed to chromium-6 through their tap water.

Area physician helps draft guidelines helping cancer patients

Harbin Clinic Radiation Oncologist Dr. Matt Mumber recently served on a national panel tasked with helping patients diagnosed with potentially curable pancreatic cancer. The American Society of Clinical Oncology, the largest oncology medical society in the world, convened the panel of national experts in medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, palliative care and advocacy to provide recommendations and draft a physician practice guideline for oncologists on potentially curative therapies for patients with localized pancreatic cancer.

Gordon Hospital recognizes outstanding employees

Dalyn Moss, Brandi Hale, and Robin Quinn have been awarded Gordon Hospital’s prestigious Extra Mile Award. This special award was created by members of the hospital’s Employee Engagement Committee to recognize employees who go above and beyond the call of duty on a regular basis. It is awarded monthly to deserving employees selected by the hospital’s directors.

Gordon Hospital ranks high nationally for patient experience

Gordon Hospital was recently honored with an outstanding patient experience award given by Healthgrades, an organization committed to connecting consumers with quality healthcare facilities. Gordon Hospital is the only hospital in the region to receive this prestigious award.

Gordon County Health Department food safety scores Feb. 17-Mar. 1

Should a facility receive a C or U rating during a routine inspection, environmental health staff will conduct a follow-up inspection in order to insure compliance. All routine inspections are unannounced and conducted twice yearly. Consumers in Gordon County may contact the Environmental Health office of the Gordon County Health Department at 706-624-1444 for more information.