We’re so proud! This morning, the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce voted Piedmont Mountainside Hospital “Large Business of the Month.”
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(HealthDay News) — Having the will to exercise can be challenging when you’re the only family member who would rather be active than watching TV.
The American Council on Exercise offers these suggestions to spare children from a “couch potato” lifestyle:
*Exercise lowers the risks of type 2 diabetes, being overweight, and heart attack and stroke.
*Exercise improves energy levels, increasing one’s desire for activities such as camping, biking and hiking.
*Exercise helps improve brain health, which leads to better critical thinking, concentration and learning.
*Exercise fosters a healthier, more positive body image.
*Exercise promotes a healthier family culture of physical activity.
Information courtesy of Piedmont Mountainside Hospital ~ http://www.piedmont.org/Main/HealthLibrary/39611.aspx
Courtesy of Piedmont Physicians Group
Jasper, GA – Piedmont Physicians Group welcomes urologist Edward Rojas, M.D. and Piedmont Physicians Urology to the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital campus. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Rojas comes most recently from Gordon Hospital, in Calhoun, GA.
“Dr. Rojas brings a great deal of experience to the Mountainside community,” said Berney Crane, President and CEO of Piedmont Medical Care Corporation, “The expansion of our services with specialists like Dr. Rojas is in response to a growing need for urological care closer to home.”
Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Rojas received his urology residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Board certified in urology, with an emphasis in adult and pediatric urology and endourology, Dr. Rojas is an active member of the American Urological Association. Prior to joining Piedmont Physicians Urology, Dr. Rojas was in private practice for over twenty years, during where he pursued training in the latest prostate cancer treatment options including urologic laser surgery.
An active member of the communities he serves, Dr. Rojas enjoys volunteering as a social foster parent and helping underprivileged children with schooling.
Dr. Rojas speaks English and Spanish and accepts most major insurance plans. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule an appointment, call 706-253-9020. For more information, visit piedmontphysicians.org.
Piedmont Physicians Urology to be located on Piedmont Mountainside Hospital campus.
This site is donating two hand made afagan baby blankets to the first and second babies born in Pickens County at the Piedmont Mountainside Hospital. Could that be your baby? Or maybe one of your family or friend’s babies? Let me know who is due on January 1 and then check back to see who the first and second baby born in Pickens County will be!!!
We are looking forward to seeing who will be the First Pickens County Baby to be born in 2010!!!
2010 First Baby Born at Piedmont Mountainside Hospital, Jasper, Georgia
Have you every watched the Biggest Loser on TV? Have you ever wondered, does that really work? Well let me tell you, it does!
In January, the First Ever Pickens County Biggest Loser competition was started. It was a 13 week weight-loss/exercise program where 12 contestants worked out with personal trainers, doing water aerobics, working with a nutritionist and just an overall renewal on their way of life. For 13 weeks they met with their group and worked together. They wore their Biggest Loser t-shirt, Red or Blue, when out and about in Pickens County and in a way, became celebrities.
On Saturday evening, April 18th at the Jasper Middle School gym, the Grand Finale’ for the First Ever Pickens County Biggest Loser Competition was held. All the contestants, their personal trainers, their motivators, team leaders, sponsors, family and friends attended the event to show their support and find out who the winner of the competition was!
Joel Keys was announced as the winner by losing a total of 79 pounds, going from 261 pounds down to 182. What an accomplishment Joel! Check this out!
Beginning Weight 261 – Ending Weight 189
Joel, you cannot imagine all the comments that people have written throughout the competition about how well you have done and how proud they were of you. How you have really stuck with the diet and exercise and totally put your heart and soul into getting healthier and stronger. We are all very proud of you and the whole group of the First Ever Pickens County Biggest Losers.
You all are Winners!
Here are some of the prizes that Joel won-
BodyPlex of Jasper – Free Membership
Kroger of Jasper – $600 grocery certificate
Jasper TV & Appliance – Stove and Refrigerator
Bent Tree Community – Free membership of golf & tennis
Sacketts, Inc. – (Sacketts Wstn Wr Tack & Feed)- $100 Gift Certificate
New Beginnings Therapeutic Center – Gift Certificate for Water Aerobics
Everyone involved had a great time, made lasting friendships and incorporated good health and nutrition into the lifestyle. We truly appreciate Connie Dixon and Tania Clark for the idea of the Pickens County Biggest Loser and lastly, Connie, for the hard work and endless hours that it took to put together and keep going the Biggest Loser competition. There is a lot of behind the scenes that goes on to put together something like this and keep it running. There was so much support from the community for the competitions, we thank ETC (Dave Gardner) for their exposure on Wednesdays, for the Pickens Progress, WYYZ am 1490 and for everyone who had a part, big or small, in the First Ever Pickens County Biggest Loser. Just wait for the next one!!!