Category Archives: Cherokee County, Alabama

[VIDEO] Ribbon-cutting held Thursday for Floyd helipad

[VIDEO] Ribbon-cutting held Thursday for Floyd helipad

June 23, 2022–7:56 p.m. STAFF REPORTS Although it has been in use for several weeks, Atrium Health Floyd, with the help of the Rome-Floyd County Chamber of Commerce officially dedicated the new helipad as the hospital on Thursday. Those in attendance got a tour of the raised helipad, which has direct elevator access to trauma…Continue Reading

Ribbon-cutting for Floyd helipad Thursday

Ribbon-cutting for Floyd helipad Thursday

June 22, 2022–6:34 p.m. STAFF REPORTS The new helipad at Floyd Medical Center will officially be dedicated Thursday afternoon during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The helipad sits at the North Second Avenue entrance to the Emergency Care Center and has direct elevator access to trauma bays. It replaces Atrium Health Floyd’s helipad, which was on Riverside…Continue Reading

Atrium Health Floyd’s Will Byington earns key real estate designation

Atrium Health Floyd’s Will Byington earns key real estate designation

June 22, 2022–10:14 a.m. NEWS RELEASE Will Byington, director of real estate for Atrium Health Floyd, is now a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). CCIMs can help companies minimize risk, get the maximum return on investments, and make wiser business decisions. Candidates are required to complete extensive educational courses and pass a comprehensive exam. They…Continue Reading

Sonny Rigas retiring after 26 years with Floyd

Sonny Rigas retiring after 26 years with Floyd

June 4, 2022–6:38 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Sonny Rigas officially retired from Atrium Health Floyd on Friday, ending 26 years of service with the organization. Rigas served as an internal auditor at Floyd briefly in the 1980s. He then held administrative positions with other healthcare organizations before returning to Floyd in 1996. He was named executive…Continue Reading

Robot-assisted lung biopsy performed at Floyd Medical Center

Robot-assisted lung biopsy performed at Floyd Medical Center

June 2, 2022–5:51 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd Medical Center now has a robot-assisted biopsy tool that can help doctors diagnose lung cancer earlier. Atrium Health Floyd’s first procedures using the new Intuitive Ion system were performed Tuesday. The device features an ultra-thin robotic catheter that can move 180 degrees in all directions. Physicians can navigate…Continue Reading

Floyd EMS will be the designated ambulance service in Chattooga County

Floyd EMS will be the designated ambulance service in Chattooga County

May 26, 2022–6:06 p.m. NEWS RELEASE Floyd Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will become Chattooga County’s official emergency medical service provider beginning in August 2022. County Commissioner Blake Elsberry announced the agreement Thursday, just weeks after Atrium Health Floyd gained approval from the Georgia Department of Community Health to build a freestanding emergency department (FSED) in…Continue Reading