CANTON — Once again, Northside Hospital-Cherokee has earned the Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality, receiving disease-specific care certification for pneumonia by The Joint Commission.
The hospital was first certified in 2009, and alongside Northside Hospital-Atlanta and Northside Hospital-Forsyth, the three hospitals remain the only Georgia hospitals of nine in the nation to have certification in pneumonia care.
To receive this two-year certification, Northside Hospital-Cherokee underwent an extensive on-site evaluation by a Joint Commission surveyor. The hospital was evaluated against Joint Commission standards through an assessment of its pneumonia-care processes, its ability to evaluate and improve care within the organization, and interviews with patients and staff. The surveyor was complimentary of the high quality of care provided to pneumonia patients at Northside Hospital-Cherokee and of all the work staff did to prepare for the survey.
“We are very proud of the continuous dedication and hard work by our staff to deliver high quality care to our patients,” said Jan Johnson, RN, chief nursing officer, Northside Hospital-Cherokee. “We are honored, once again, to receive this certification from The Joint Commission.”
For more information about the programs and services available at Northside Hospital-Cherokee, visit www.northside.com.
WellStar buys therapy company
WOODSTOCK — WellStar Health System has completed its purchase of OrthoSport Physical Therapy, a Cobb County-based practice with locations in Woodstock, Kennesaw and Marietta.
Owned and managed by Kim Chastain, a board-certified physical therapist with more than 25 years of orthopedics experience, OrthoSport was established in 2002 and employs more than 20 individuals. Therapies and programs include aquatic therapy, sports medicine, work injury management, spinal rehab and vestibular and dry needling programs.
Chastain is now executive director of outpatient rehabilitation services for WellStar and all OrthoSport employees have become WellStar team members. OrthoSport and WellStar’s current outpatient rehabilitation locations will be managed by one management team.
OrthoSport’s three locations are 3450 Acworth Due West Rd. in Kennesaw – Acworth, 3855 Shallowford Rd. in Marietta and 209 Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock/Towne Lake. WellStar currently provides outpatient rehab services at WellStar Cobb, Douglas, Kennestone and Windy Hill Hospitals.
Agent honored for helping others
CANTON — Allstate agency owner Craig Anderson received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to helping others. With this award came a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation for Creekview High School, where Anderson volunteers.
“The Agency Hands in the Community Award celebrates the spirit of service and commitment to communities where we live, work and do business.” Allstate’s Southeast Region Field Senior Vice President Bob Holden said. “With support from The Allstate Foundation, Craig is making a difference to Creekview High School in his hometown and making a difference in people’s lives.”
The Allstate Foundation awards more than $1 million every year to nonprofit organizations across the country in honor of dedicated Allstate agency owners who give back.