Tissue donation changes local woman’s life

April is National Donate Life Month, an observance focusing on the importance of organ, eye, and tissue donation, and a time to honor donors by celebrating the lives they have impacted. Burke County native Kayla Smith holds a special place in her heart (and knee) for organ donors; she had a surgery made possible by […]

Local Doctors Share Lifelong Friendship

In recognition of National Doctor’s Day, March 30, Urologist Charles Coleman strolled down memory lane, reminiscent about Waynesboro’s medical community, and his lifelong friendship with pediatrician Dr. Shelley Griffin. Last fall, Coleman began practicing at 304 Jones Ave. in Waynesboro on Thursdays, a true homecoming for the Burke County native. Reflecting on his childhood, Coleman […]

Heart Health Tips from Burke Cardiology

During this year’s American Heart Month, Burke Health implores Burke Countians to know their risks and follow healthy tips from three interventional cardiologists. On average, someone in the United States dies of cardiovascular disease every 34 seconds, according to the American Heart Association. High blood pressure, aka hypertension, is when blood pressure, the force of […]

Burke Health Named 2023 Hospital of the Year by HomeTown Health, LLC

HomeTown Health, LLC recognized Burke Health as the “Hospital of the Year” from among 70 hospital members across the Southeast at its 24th Annual Fall Conference, held October 18-20, 2023, at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. “In the everchanging healthcare market, it takes consistent leadership as well as wide-spread staff dedication and team-level effort […]

Expanding Specialty Care: Burke Health Welcomes Local Urologist, Dr. Charles Coleman

Burke Health welcomes urologist, Dr. Charles Coleman, to expand the number of specialty care lines offered at the facility. This will not only improve access to urological care, but also strengthen the hospital’s commitment to providing comprehensive healthcare services for Waynesboro and our surrounding communities. As a native of Burke County, Dr. Coleman has a […]

Burke Health Addresses Rural Heart Health Needs

Burke Health Addresses Rural Heart Health Needs July 04, 2023 LACEY ZORN Originally Published in the True Citizen: https://www.thetruecitizen.com/articles/burke-health-addresses-rural-hearthealth-needs/ Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) remain a leading cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide. Access to specialized cardiac care and rehabilitation services can be limited for individuals living in rural communities. However, cardiac rehabilitation (called cardiac rehab) programs […]

Local Sports Memorabilia Adorn Walls of Improved Therapy Clinic

Local Sports Memorabilia Adorns Walls of Improved Therapy Clinic June 20, 2023 Originally Published in the True Citizen: https://www.thetruecitizen.com/articles/local-sports-memorabilia-line-the-walls-of-improved-therapy-clinic/ The newly remodeled Burke Therapy 4th Street Clinic boasts an indoor track and a ballet bar, while custom shadow boxes showcase memorabilia from area high school sports teams. The new touches add a sense of local […]

Burke Health Begins Robotic Surgery for Joint Replacements

Burke Health begins robotic surgery for joint replacements June 28, 2023 LACEY HILLIS ZORN Originally Published in the True Citizen: https://www.thetruecitizen.com/articles/burke-health-begins-robotic-surgery-for-joint-replacements/ Burke Health has acquired the Stryker Mako SmartRobotics system to perform robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures. By implementing robotics into procedures, surgeons can offer patients a minimally invasive alternative for total hip, total knee, and […]

Nuclear Medicine Services: Advancing Healthcare with Cutting-Edge Technology

NUCLEAR MEDICINE SERVICES: Advancing healthcare with cutting-edge technology June 14, 2023 Originally Published in the True Citizen: https://www.thetruecitizen.com/articles/nuclear-medicine-services/ LACEY ZORN In the ever-evolving landscape of modern medicine, technological advancements play a crucial role in improving diagnostic accuracy and treatment efficacy. One such field that has revolutionized healthcare is nuclear medicine. Nuclear medicine services have emerged […]