MedLink Georgia Celebrates 40 Years Of Service
On April 22, 2016 MedLink Georgia held their Annual Gala at the Jefferson Civic Center in Jefferson, Georgia. Employees, board members and honored guests enjoyed a night of great food, fun and fellowship. Dave Ward, President & CEO started the celebration by commending employees for their dedicated service through the years, shared successes of previous years and recapped a great 2015.
Today MedLink Georgia covers over 28 North Georgia counties. In 2015, MedLink White County was added and we moved in new facilities in Royston (Franklin County), Winder (Barrow County) and opened our first pharmacy. The MedLink Colbert facility was revamped and new patient rooms were added. We understand the need to support our industrial community and have expanded our Occupational Health service in to Habersham, White, Hall, Oglethorpe and will start in Elberton and Banks this year. Most recently, MedLink Healthcare for Women in Winder added services in Monroe. This new practice will offer a comprehensive GYN service to women in Winder, Monroe and surrounding areas.
We have expanded our Mission to provide quality, patient-centered services and are proud of a new foundation to assist our employees and their families. Other areas of advancement include the implementation of a new EHR, Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition, Family Planning, Title X initiative, Outreach & Enrollment, Health-e Connection implementation and the North Georgia Health Integrated Network.
"Because of dedicated employees we had successful HRSA and Title X visits and we hope to expand into Jackson County this year. We have accomplished so much and are looking forward to many new opportunities to make what we do for those we proudly serve even better," says CEO Dave Ward.
(pictured CEO, Dave Ward & Board Chair, Lucy McCannon).
Dave Ward, CEO of MedLink Georgia, Inc. announces expansion of Women's Healthcare.
MedLink Georgia is proud to announce an additional location for women's healthcare in Walton County. On April 1, 2016 Dr. Maribelle Verdiales and the staff of Heras Wellness & Medspa in Monroe Georgia joined MedLink Georgia fulltime. Dr. Verdiales is no stranger to MedLink. She joined MedLink Winder Part Time in 2014. By adding a second location we are better equipped to meet the needs of our female population in the Walton/Barrow Communities. There will be no changes to the current GYN practice in Monroe which offers a comprehensive line of GYN and Wellness Services. Dr. Verdiales has privileges at Clearview Regional Medical Center in Monroe, Georgia.
MedLink President & CEO Dave Ward Attends National NACHC Conference in Washington, DC
The 2016 Policy & Issues Forum hosted by the National Association of Community Health Centers began this week. This annual national conference which draws thousands of health center advocates from around the U.S. and Health Care Professionals will dialogue on key policy issues such as workforce building, population health and the continuing efforts to meet the demand for primary care while reducing healthcare costs. The conference will feature experts in the healthcare industry and federal health officials. Dave Ward, MedLink's CEO and Lucy McCannon, Board Chair representing the community board of representatives are networking with health professionals and government officials to increase awareness and funding for CHC's. Health Centers save the U.S. Healthcare system more than $24billion every year in reduced overall costs from preventable hospitalizations and avoidable emergency room visits. (Pictured are Ward & McCannon with Congressman Jody Hice and other Health Leader Attendees)
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