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Northside Hospital Named Atlanta's 'Consumer Choice'

Northside Hospital Named Atlanta's 'Consumer Choice'

ATLANTA -- For the fourth consecutive year, the National Research Corporation (NRC) has publicly recognized Northside Hospital (1000 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, 30342) with the prestigious Consumer Choice Award as a result of consumer surveys conducted in Metro Atlanta throughout 2010.

The NRC's Healthcare Market Guide study, widely known as the nation's most comprehensive consumer assessment of the health care industry, surveyed Metro Atlantans about which hospitals have the best overall quality and image.

"This continued recognition is a true testament to the dedication, hard work and compassionate care our physicians, staff and volunteers provide to the community on a daily basis," said Bob Quattrocchi, president and CEO of Northside Hospital.

St. Joseph's Joins National Movement to Honor Homeless

St. Joseph's Joins National Movement to Honor Homeless

ATLANTA -- At twilight on Tuesday, Dec. 21, St.

Children's Miracle Network Announces 'Green' Donation Program

Children's Miracle Network Announces 'Green' Donation Program

DOUGLASVILLE, GA -- Corporations can get a tax deduction for their obsolete computer equipment and make a donation to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at the same time, thanks to a new program recently announced by the Children's Miracle Network (CMN).

Working in conjunction with Aeris Services, Inc., a local computer recycling company, children's hospitals and neighborhood clinics will receive half of the proceeds of all used computer equipment donated by companies, which will be refurbished, recycled and resold by Aeris.

"The program has two wonderful goals -- helping the children and families in our hospitals, and helping our environment as well," said Sharon Robinson, manager of CMN.

In the Atlanta area, CMN funds directly benefit Ch

Dunwoody Crushes Sandy Springs in Police Blood Drive Challenge

Dunwoody Crushes Sandy Springs in Police Blood Drive Challenge

DUNWOODY, GA -- The Dunwoody vs. Sandy Springs Police Blood Drive Challenge ended in November, and the winning team was presented with a trophy during a city council meeting on Monday, Dec. 13.

Dunwoody won by a landslide, despite having a much smaller police force than Sandy Springs.

LifeSouth gave the winners' trophy to Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan; the Dunwoody donors will also have their names placed in a hat for a chance to win a Blu-ray disc player.

Despite receiving a hefty donation from the police forces of Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, LifeSouth still needs more people to give the gift of life.

Atlanta School of Massage Joins Green Spa Network's Guiding Star Sponsorship Program

DUNWOODY, GA -- Atlanta School of Massage is the first massage school to be represented within the Green Spa Network, which promotes the natural connection among personal well-being, economic sustainability and the health of our planet.

Leticia Allen, president of the Dunwoody-based Atlanta School of Massage (2 Dunwoody Park South, Dunwoody, 30338), attended the Green Spa Network Fall Congress 2010 in Avon, Colorado.

Traci Daly, program director of the Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, and Edie Morton of the Atlanta School of Massage also attended the conference.

Green Spa Network (GSN) is a community of vital wellness centers and their supporting resources partners, who are dedicated to sharing intelli

Children's Author to Decorate Windows at Scottish Rite

ATLANTA -- Acclaimed children's book author and illustrator Marianne Richmond will visit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite to share her literary and artistic talent with patients and their families.

The event will be on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 2:00 p.m. Scottish Rite is located at 1001 Johnson Ferry Road, Atlanta, 30342.

This opportunity brings to life Richmond's endearing artistic styles on hospital windows as original works of art. Richmond will work with patients and their families using Expo Neon dry erase markers to create winter scenes that mimick the award-winning style in some of her most popular books, including Hooray for You!

Empire Beauty Schools Honor Breast Cancer Survivors

Although October has passed, Empire Beauty Schools are working to do their part to commemorate breast cancer survivors. On Tuesday, December 7th from 9:00 until 4:00 p.m. at different Empire Beauty School locations around Atlanta cancer survivors are invited to campus for a day of complimentary pampering as a part of the school’s participation in Cancer Survivor Beauty & Support Day (CSBSD).  

Men, women and children of any age will be treated to free hair and nail services on a day that is intended to make all cancer survivors feel supported and appreciated, and to get a much-needed break from their daily worries.

CSBSD has been recognized and acknowledged by several state and local governments, received an honorary proclamation in the House of Representatives and is supported by volunteers who work for hospitals, cancer clinics and cancer care organizations.

Local locations include:

  • 1958 Mt.