Susan Fisher has been named the director of infection prevention at Redmond Regional Medical Center. In this role, Fisher will be responsible for the delivery of quality patient care. This will be achieved with the prevention of hospital acquired infections, staff and patient education, and the oversight of hospital practices as related to infection prevention.
The University of Georgia Extension Service and Small Business Development Center are planning a major agri-business seminar, co-sponsored by the Coosa Valley Credit Union, to assist entrepreneurs interested in starting their own agriculturally based enterprise.
The cost of new construction, both residential and commercial, could increase by thousands of dollars in 2018 as a result of proposed changes to the International Energy Conservation Code, building officials said Tuesday.
The need and desire for downtown Rome loft living has been demonstrated at The Griffin, a new development at 215-217 Broad St. with 13 of the 15 units leased in less than two months since receiving its certificate of occupancy.
The Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) recently awarded the 2017 GGIA Communicator of the Year Award to Keith Mickler, County Extension Coordinator, UGA Cooperative Extension in Floyd County. This award honors an individual who best serves the horticulture industry in Georgia through the media and other forms of promotion.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Floyd County’s unemployment rate in December was 5.7 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.5 percent in November. In December 2015, the rate was 5.8 percent.
Roman Record is always on the lookout for local small businesses, nonprofit organizations and now, social clubs, to feature each Monday in print and online. To be placed on our schedule, just click on the appropriate form at left to download, print and complete, then send it to us either by email at RomanRecord@RN-T.com or by mail to: Roman Record, 305 E. Sixth Ave., Rome, GA 30161. A Word document version is also available by request. For a small business, choose Small Business Snapshot, for a nonprofit organization or a social club, the Highlighting Helping Hands and Romans Reach Out form does double duty. Responses in a Word doc is preferred, but handwritten will be accepted as long as the writing is clearly legible.
The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented its Quality and Patient Safety Award to Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome in for its project that reduced the incidence of sepsis in the hospital. The project, titled, “kNow Sepsis: Identifying Signs and Symptoms Early to Reduce Mortality and Improve Patient Care,” won second place in the highly competitive Josh Nahum Award for Infection Prevention and Control category.
An 81-space recreational vehicle park touted as a tourism boon is expected to open in the Rice Springs community by the summer of 2018, after the Floyd County Commission approved on Tuesday a special use permit for the property.
The Rome Kiwanis Club is partnering with Pepperell High School to once again assist students in the process of preparing for job interviews. The club has worked with instructor Alana Ellenburg’s Freshman 101 class on the project for nine years.
Casey Wright has joined Floyd Healthcare Foundation as the Donor Relations Coordinator. She will assist with all giving plans and work with foundation employees, board members and donors in an effort to raise funds to further the mission of Floyd health care system. She will also take an active role in SPIRIT, Floyd’s employee giving program.
Mark L. Busby, CFP, of Coosa Valley Financial Group and Southern Financial Consultants in Rome, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the Certified Financial Planner and CFP certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. Busby was one of the co-founders of Coosa Valley Financial Group in 2009 and is associated with Southern Financial Consultants. Coosa Valley Financial Group provides property and casualty insurance, individual and business tax preparation and accounting services.
Neat, exciting and unifying are words that Ellie Mahon, owner of Swift & Finch Coffee, 600 Broad St., uses to describe the reaction to the use of a special coffee in Stark — a toasted porter beer being brewed at Reformation Brewery in Woodstock.
Shear Madness Hair Salon, 3486 Martha Berry Highway, welcomes an addition to its crew. Janeise Wilson, master cosmetologist, joined the salon in December, 2016. A news release from salon states: “Janeise brings a vast knowledge of hair and high energy to our staff.”
CALHOUN – Independent Healthcare Properties (IHP) and Morning Pointe Senior Living presented the annual Exceeding Expectations Award to Bruce Harkins, maintenance director at Morning Pointe of Calhoun, for exemplifying exceptional customer service and dedication to residents and their families.
Downtown Rome business and property owners have twice voted to impose a tax, along with a business license surcharge, to help promote and physically improve what’s called the Business Improvement District.
The old Itco Tire/American Tire building at 332 Dodd Blvd. will return to its roots this year. Hardy Realty agent Jimmy Kelley said Tom Fouts Tire has leased the building from Echota Realty of Rome, which recently purchased the building from Foss Manufacturing.
Troy’s Bar-B-Que, 1024 N. Broad St., a fixture in North Rome for decades, is not renewing its beer license for 2017. Owner Sondra Wendt said that the amount of beer the restaurant sells is just not worth the cost of the license.