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As colder months approach, Georgia is experiencing increased levels of flu illnesses. Experts at St. Mary's Health Care System and Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center are urging area residents to take precautions to protect themselves and their families from the flu this season. read more »
Oconee County native Devin A. Stephens, M.D., and St. Mary's Medical Group have opened a new primary care medical practice, St. Mary's Family Medicine, just off Ga. 316 at 1181 Langford Drive, Watkinsville. Dr. Stephens provides care to people of all ages and is now accepting new patients. read more »
Are you grieving the death of a loved one? St. Mary's free Life After Loss support group now meets on the first, third and fifth Thursday of each month to help adults find healthy and meaningful ways to cope with grief. read more »
St. Mary's Health Care System has been named Georgia's Large Hospital of the Year by the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals. St. Mary's was chosen for the award based on its commitment to the preservation of Georgia's network of community hospitals as well as the future of medicine. read more »
When Billy began having difficulty breathing, he knew he had to end his 50-year addiction to cigarettes. St. Mary's Freedom from Smoking class helped him succeed. On Nov. 15, join St. Mary's and the American Lung Association in the Great American Smokeout. Take the first step so you, like Billy, can enjoy being free from tobacco. read more »
The Athens/Classic City chapter of AACN, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, will hold an educational symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Hospital Flower Suites. All healthcare professionals are invited to attend. read more »