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Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital is currently seeking nominations from the community for this year’s J.W. Fanning Humanitarian of the Year Award.

This year’s award is marking two milestones. Piedmont Athens Regional is celebrating its centennial and it’s the 30th anniversary of the J.W. Fanning Humanitarian of the Year Award. Tammy Gilland is the executive director of the Piedmont Athens Regional Foundation.

Piedmont Athens Regional Opens New Eye Clinic

Jun 26, 2019
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Piedmont Athens Regional is now providing eye care to residents in the Athens area, whether they have insurance or not.

The hospital’s Community Care Clinic has opened an Eye Clinic on Prince Avenue. Cindy Carmean is the director of operations for the community care clinic.

“We are very happy in combination with our residency clinic and Dr.[Jing] Dong, who is a community ophthalmologist, we are able to provide eye screenings and prescriptions for patients that are otherwise not able to have access to those,” according to Carmean.

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Beginning Tuesday, June 18, Athens community members are invited to take a new BMW out for a spin at the BMW Drive for a Cause Test Drive Event. For every test drive, Athens BMW will donate $20 to the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support at Piedmont Athens Regional.

The center provides free services, including yoga, nutrition classes and counseling, for anyone affected by cancer, regardless of where they receive treatment.

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The First class of doctors is graduating from the Piedmont Athens Residency Program Friday.

Fourteen medical residents from the initial class of the Graduate Medical Education Program completed their three-year residency.

A recent report shows Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital has quite an impact on the local and state economy. According to numbers from the Georgia Hospital Association, the facility generates more than $652 million dollars in revenue. Chief Financial Officer Wendy Cook says the impact is a result of both direct spending and a so-called ‘ripple-effect.’