Dr. Ryan joins CHI Memorial Medical Group

Chelsea Ryan, DO, has joined the CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associates - Signal Mountain.

Ryan received her medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed her residency in family medicine at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia. She is board certified in family medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Dr. Ryan joins seven other physicians and medical professionals at at CHI Memorial Integrative Medicine Associates.

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Contributed photo / Chelsea Ryan


Turner, Zhang join Peeples Cancer Institute

Hamilton Medical Center's Peeples Cancer Institute in Dalton has added two new members to their team: Eric Turner, MD and Qin Zhang, MD.

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Contributed photo / Qin Zhang

Turner, who practiced medical oncology in Calhoun, Georgia, for 15 years before joining Hamilton, joins the Peeples Cancer Institute as medical director and medical oncologist. He specializes in adult cancer and hematology disorders.

Zhang joins the institute as a medical oncologist. She specializes in adult cancer and hematology disorders.

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Contributed photo / Eric Turner


Clark New President of Greater Dalton Habitat for Humanity

Greater Dalton Habitat for Humanity has appointed a new president, Will Clark, replacing Brian Wright.

Wright has served on the board for four years, and has helped the 33-year-old organization grow exponentially in a short time. He will remain on the board and also serve on several committees.

Clark began his work with Habitat two years ago as a volunteer on repair projects.

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Contributed photo / Will Clark


Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge East Hospital earn "A" for patient safety

Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge East Hospital have again earned "A" grades for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C.-based organization committed to improving healthcare quality and safety for patients. This designation recognizes Parkridge Health System's efforts to protect patients from harm and provide safer health care. Parkridge Medical Center and Parkridge East are the only hospitals in Chattanooga to earn "A" safety grades.

"Patient safety is a chief priority across Parkridge Health System," said Tom Ozburn, CEO of Parkridge Health. "We are tremendously proud of our colleagues, who have worked tirelessly to ensure our patients receive medical care in the safest manner possible. This recognition affirms our commitment to the communities we serve."

"Our goal is to inform patients about local hospitals with the best safety measures in place and the strongest records," said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. "Every hospital can earn an 'A' grade, and we're proud of the hospitals that are committed to making an effort to protect patients from harm."

Developed under the guidance of an Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to evaluate the 2,600 U.S. hospitals twice per year. It is calculated by top patient safety experts, peer-reviewed, fully transparent and free to the public.

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