POLK MEDICAL CENTER TO MARK TRANSFER OF MANAGEMENT TO FLOYD HEALTHCARE INC WITH SPECIAL EVENTS ON SUNDAY
A big day is ahead for this Sunday, April 1st at Polk Medical Center as the hospital marks the transfer of its management to Floyd Healthcare Management, Inc. According to a release from Floyd Medical Center, a flag raising ceremony will begin the day at 7 am at the hospital as a visual representation of Polk Medical Center’s becoming a part of the Floyd family. The Floyd Emergency Medical Services Honor Guard will lead the ceremony as the American and Floyd flags are raised over the facility. A health fair will be held later that day to showcase services available at Polk Medical Center. It is scheduled from 2 pm until 5 pm in the hospital’s parking lot under an enclosed tent. There will be a number of health screenings and other offerings at the health fair (at no cost), including blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, height, weight, body mass index, balance, stroke risk assessment, EKG, lung function, grip strength and child identification kits.
The Tellus: Northwest Georgia Science Museum in Cartersville will hold the next installment in their Lunch and Learn series tomorrow (Wednesday, March 28th) as museum curator Julian Gray will speak on “Photography Through The Microscope”. Marketing director Joe Schulman says the topic will be photomicrography. The lecture will begin at 12:15 pm in the museum’s private dining room.
In your Atlanta Braves Spring Training update, the Braves took the day off yesterday and return to action today in Port St. Lucie, Florida against the New York Mets. First pitch is set for 1:10 pm.
College softball is on tap for today. Berry College’s Lady Vikings will host Covenant in a double header at 3 pm at Berry’s South Ford Field.
Georgia’s First Lady Sandra Deal will be at the Harris Arts Center in Calhoun on Saturday, April 14th for a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the statewide tour of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music, a Smithsonian traveling exhibition on the early traditions of American music. According to a release from the Georgia Humanities Council, the exhibit will visit 12 communities in Georgia from April 14th, 2012 thru November 26th, 2013. The statewide tour is being sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia, Georgia Council for the Arts, and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
In NBA news, the Atlanta Hawks hit the road to take on the Milwaukee Bucks tonight in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Tip off is set for 8 pm. The Hawks hope to continue the winning streak they experienced over the weekend with back-to-back-to-back wins over the New Jersey Nets, Washington Wizards and Utah Jazz. They currently have a 30 win – 20 loss record so far for the 2011-2012 season.
In your local college baseball update, Shorter University swept a non-league double header with Johnson University yesterday at Shorter’s Robert H. Ledbetter Baseball Complex. The Hawks won game one 14-2 and the nightcap 15-0. They’ll head to Tennessee for a non-league solo game this afternoon at 4 pm.
The 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly is winding down and enters its final days this week. State Senator Barry Loudermilk says there are a few items of business still on the agenda of state legislators. He says that there are a lot of bills that have passed the House that must pass the Senate and vice versa. He anticipates a lot of meetings this week.