Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Surgery Now Offered at Cullman Regional

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Cullman Regional is continuing to expand its services by now offering the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.  This operation, also known as the gastric sleeve procedure, is a minimally invasive surgical option for severely obese patients, or obese patients who have obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure or sleep apnea. During a gastric sleeve…

Cullman Regional Family Care Welcomes Kathryn Pettit, MD

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Cullman Regional Family Care is excited to welcome Family Physician Kathryn Pettit, MD to the Medical Team. Dr. Pettit is a board-certified family physician who has been leading the team at Cullman Regional’s Urgent Care. Dr. Pettit is excited to begin offering primary care to patients in the area two days per week beginning in…

Hospice of Cullman County, Inc. MEGA CASH Draw Down Set for July 25th

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Hospice of Cullman County, Inc. of Cullman Regional Hospice announced the MEGA CASH Draw Down, its largest annual fundraiser benefiting indigent patients, will be held on Thursday, July 25th at 6 p.m. This year’s event features a chance to win $10,000 while also enjoying dinner, door prizes and much more! Dinner will be served to…

Healthcare Marketing Day

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Healthcare Marketing Day celebrates the professionals who work hard to communicate the services of the hospital to physicians and the communities it serves. Cullman Regional’s Marketing and Physician Liaison teams facilitate relationships between Cullman Regional and referring providers, as well as between the hospital and our patients. The Marketing Department includes the Vice President of…

7 Tips for Staying Cool, Covered and Careful in the Summer Heat

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Extreme heat causes more than 600 deaths each year. Take measures to stay cool, hydrated, and informed with these tips on beating the heat! Protect yourself from sun exposure. Wear protective clothing, such as hats, UV ray sunglasses and loose-fitting, tightly woven clothing that covers your arms and legs. Beware of the strong, skin-searing midday…

Cullman Regional Announces Plans for $30 Million Expansion

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The Health Care Authority of Cullman County/ Cullman Regional Board of Directors announced today that they have initiated a $30 Million expansion to the current facility. The expansion will increase the capacity of the Critical Care Unit (ICU) by 50%, increase the capacity of the Emergency Department by 50% and reduce the usage of semi-private…

Cullman Regional Receives Get With The Guidelines®- Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

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American Heart Association presents Cullman Regional team with award. Pictured (L-R): Janet Chance, Infection Control and Quality Management Director; Frank Cunningham, RN, Emergency Services Director; Charna Brown, BSN, RN, Chief Nursing Officer; Chad Knop, Emergency Services Manager; Mark Christensen, MD, Medical Director, Emergency Medicine; Debbie Cardwell, RN, MSN, American Heart Association; Beth Pappas, RN, MSN,…

Cullman Regional Offering Safe Sitter® Babysitting Training Class July 17th

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Cullman Regional offers a one-day babysitting certification class for boys and girls ages 11 – 16. This course encourages participants to become responsible, safe sitters when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. The instructor-led class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue…

Healthcare Risk Management Week

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Healthcare Risk Management Week recognizes the critical role risk managers and safety professionals play in patient safety and patient care practices, quality assurance, safe work environments and liability. Cullman Regional’s Quality & Risk Management teams work consistently to ensure patient safety and privacy through risk assessment and reduction evaluation, root cause analysis, claims management, patient…