Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Firefighters and a hazmat team were called to Duluth Highway, where liquid hydrofluoric acid was reported to have leaked from a delivery box truck Tuesday afternoon.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, March 27
Updated, 6:10 p.m., March 26 According to a news release from Gwinnett Medical Center on Tuesday (March 26), a drum of hydrofluoric acid on an independent delivery truck, which was bound for a separate location, leaked onto supplies in the truck. The tainted supplies were delivered to Gwinnett Medical Center’s off-site warehouse at Springfield Park, at 665 Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville. GMC employees noticed the unidentified substance and immediately alerted the fire department. Four Gwinnett Medical employees are going through the decontamination process in the emergency department at the hospital. Read more on Lawrenceville (Ga.) Patch.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A Mattie's Call has been issued by Lawrenceville Police for Anastacia Lee Sircle.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
News from Patch sites across Georgia.
Sunday, February 17
GMC Buys Vacant Duluth Center for Expansion -- Duluth Patch The vacant shopping center on Howell Ferry Road across from Gwinnett Medical Center-Duluth has been bought for hospital expansion. The purchase by Gwinnett Medical Center of the 72,000-square-foot center, known as the Ingles shopping plaza, occurred after several years of discussion. The official name of the center is At Howell Station. “Through this acquisition, we’ll have an additional 10 acres of land and 72,000 square feet of building space, which can be developed to support our strategic long-term growth,” said GMC Executive Vice President and COO Thomas Shepherd. Read more on Duluth Patch. Johns Creek Musicians to Perform on Letterman -- Johns Creek Patch Two years ago Von…
Monday, January 14, 2013
Use these tips to help reduce your chances of getting and spreading the flu virus.
Monday, January 14
Patch reached out to Gwinnett Medical Center for their top tips on how to get through this intense flu season. Here's what Eve Early, Manager of Infection Control at Gwinnett Med, had to say: Do you have your own tips for surviving flu season? Tell us in the comments section below.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The incident happened Tuesday on Horizon Drive. The motorist, who is from Buford, is cited for following too closely.
A Buford motorist hit a cyclist from behind Tuesday (December 18) in unincorporated Suwanee on Horizon Drive, causing a collision with another cyclist and injuries to both, police said. According to Gwinnett Police records, a vehicle driven by David Martinez of Buford ran into cyclist Jefferson Branyon of Gainesville on Horizon Drive near Rolling Pin Lane. This area is near Old Peachtree Road. That collision, which happened about 4:44 p.m., then propelled Jefferson Branyon into fellow cyclist Sean Branyon of Gainesville. Both men were injured. The motorist and cyclists all were traveling westbound. Jefferson Branyon said the cyclists had come onto Horizon Drive from Old Peachtree Road. The motorist told police that he did not see the …
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Gwinnett Medical Center hopes its dance video is the winner of a first-place prize of $10,000, which will be donated to a charity of its choice.
For a second year in a row, Gwinnett Medical Center is throwing its pink gloves in the ring for Medline Industries' annual contest aimed at raising awareness about breast cancer. The clinical staff put together its video for the Pink Glove Dance Competition with no assistance from the hospital's marketing department. It features hundreds of hospital employees, volunteers and physicians "honoring the breast cancer survivors we serve," the team said in its contest statement. "Our amazing community inspires us every day and we hope that this video inspires them," the statement also read. Winners of the contest will be chosen by community votes. Voting is open until midnight on Nov. 2. The winner will get $10,000 to donate to the nonprofit of …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Early detection of breast cancer through routine exams saves thousands of lives every year.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Studies have shown that early detection of breast cancer improves the chances of a cure. That in itself is the most important reason to make an appointment for a breast exam or mammogram. Going for an exam can be nerve-wracking. To better understand the importance of exams, here's helpful information that explains the process, when you should go and why: Breast self-exams There has been a lot of heated debate in the research and medical communities about the usefulness of breast self-exams in detecting breast cancer in the early stages. One cancer research organization has even said it’s a myth. The American Cancer Society’s guidelines state that women don’t need to do these exams irregularly, let alone regularly. -- Do you know of any …
Monday, August 20, 2012
A girl is cut by a boat's propeller. In another case, a man is missing after jumping from a sailboat.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, August 20, 2012
Updated 8:15 a.m., Aug. 19 A man is still missing and believed drowned after jumping from a sailboat, and a teen girl was cut by a boat propeller in separate Lake Lanier incidents Saturday (Aug. 18). MAN MISSING AFTER JUMPING FROM BOAT: WSB-TV reported that Atlanta resident Jeffrey Nause, 44, jumped from a sailboat into the lake waters about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. He was with a woman and another couple near Lake Lanier Islands. Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials (DNR) officials said they had to suspend the search Saturday due to the high volume of traffic on the lake, and the search was expected to resume Sunday. DNR spokesperson Mike Burgamy said alcohol may have been a factor in this case, which is being investigated by the …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Brian and Kimberly Baker of Lawrenceville's third child is the 100,000th baby to be born at the hospital. Watch the video of the proud parents and see pictures of the baby girl with her big brother and sister.
The birth of all their children was a special occasion for Brian and Kimberly Baker of Lawrenceville. But the arrival of their third child, a little girl named Lucy, was an extra special event for the place where she was born. At 10:02 a.m. on Thursday, August 9, Lucy became the 100,000th baby to be born at Gwinnett Medical Center. Big sister Sara, 4 and older brother John, 2, are also among all those children born at GMC since their Women’s Pavilion first opened their doors in April 1991. “After researching hospitals prior to the birth of our first child, we landed at GMC,” said proud dad Brian. “While Lucy was the 100,000th baby delivered here, the exceptional treatment we received previously was no different.” Lucy was born by C-section…
Monday, December 12, 2011
The Lawrenceville hospital received a $3.2 million dollar donation from Clyde and Sandra Strickland to help build the center.
Years of dreams have finally become a reality at Gwinnett Medical Center. Recently, the Lawrenceville hospital opened its new Strickland Heart Center. It's named for their major benefactors, Clyde and Sandra Strickland, who donated $3.2 million dollars to the project. “The significant generosity of the Stricklands helped us realize the vision of advanced and comprehensive cardiovascular services in the Gwinnett community at an accelerated pace,” said Phil Wolfe, president and CEO of Gwinnett Medical Center in a release. “Without their gift, it would have taken much longer to pay for the new Heart & Vascular Center." The opening of the new center means Gwinnett residents will not have to travel as far to receive the treatment they need. “We…