Public health touches the lives of millions of people every day, including the citizens of coastal Georgia. This week is National Public Health Week (NPHW) and this year's theme is "Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money."
Barry Flonnory was chosen as the newest member of the Effingham Health System Board of Trustees, to serve as the 5th District representative. He was selected to fill the seat vacated by Sheila S. Bishop, who resigned due to professional and advanced educational commitments.
Dr. Alan Lord recently presented information on the importance of colon cancer screenings in recognition of Colorectal Health Awareness Month. Dr. Lord addressed a group of clinical and non-clinical employees at Effingham Health System's hospital campus.
HomeSafe Georgia, a program of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, has named Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area, Inc., as a new regional partner, as part of a new outreach program aimed at helping more Georgia homeowners avoid foreclosure.
He goes by Father Martino, in homage to St. Martin de Porres, who dedicated his life to working with the poor and seeking harmony. The Rev. Nguyen Thong Ba, in reality, is a Vietnamese immigrant who offered his never-ending gratitude for the American servicemembers who fought and died in his homeland decades ago.
The Effingham County Relay For Life Night is scheduled for Friday from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at Effingham County High School. Twenty-eight teams have been raising money toward this year's goal of $58,500 to be presented to the American Cancer Society.