• Constitution Week in Burke County

    Posted: Sep 14, 2018
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  • County Breaks Ground for Family Y Facility in Waynesboro

    Posted: Sep 13, 2018
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    The Burke County Commissioners and the Family Y of Greater Augusta broke ground on a new facility on Tuesday to be located at 50 Olympic Road in Waynesboro, Georgia.  The $6.3 million facility is a collaboration with the Burke County Board of Commissioners with support from several other donor organizations and is set to open Summer 2019.  Generous financial support to enable the project has also been given by the Georgia Power Company, Dalton Utilities, Oglethorpe Power and Ingevity, Inc.

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  • Everyone Belongs at the Family Y!

    Posted: Sep 13, 2018
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  • Mobile Food Pantry in Waynesboro on Saturday Morning

    Posted: Sep 13, 2018
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  • Burke County Supports the United Way—-United Way Supports Burke County!

    Posted: Sep 11, 2018
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  • New Location for Rural Health Clinic Opens In Waynesboro

    Posted: Sep 05, 2018
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    Burke County, GA (WJBF) - A newer, bigger building for a rural Georgia healthcare clinic allows them to serve more people.

    Tuesday was the first official business day for the Burke County Medical Center Rural Clinic after offering weekend hours over the Labor Day weekend. They now have more square footage, they are open more hours, which allows patients in Burke County to stay in their hometown, save time and money.

    Administrator over Rural Health Clinics, Jeremy Whitaker points out that right now, most people in Burke County go somewhere else for their medical treatment.
    “Approximately 79% of the residents of Burke County are leaving the county to get their healthcare elsewhere,” he says.

    Whitaker says they are trying to change those statistics with outpatient clinics like the one now on Jones Avenue behind the Medical Center.

    “We want to show those residents that we've got access to care here,” Whitaker says. “It's not necessary for you to make that trek to Augusta. I mean certain things absolutely because we just don't have the need for some of the specialty care that is in the metropolis, but absolutely we want to provide as much of it here at home that we can.”

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  • Burke County Receives Health Promotion and Wellness Grant from ACCG

    Posted: Sep 05, 2018
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    ATLANTA,
    GA (August 2018)
    Burke County was recently awarded the ACCG – Group Health Benefits Program Health Promotion & Wellbeing Grant by ACCG, Georgia's County Association.

    Burke County is one of 36 members to receive the Health Promotion & Wellbeing Grant based
    on its commitment to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other community groups and organizations engaged in health promotion.

    “A successful wellness program is designed to
    encourage healthy lifestyles, which helps to control health care costs and contribute to a happier, more productive workforce", said Douglas County Commissioner and President of the ACCG – GHBP Board of Directors, Michael Mulcare.  "Wellness programs greatly benefit employees, their families and the employer - everyone benefits.”

    The Health
    Promotion & Wellbeing Grants
    are awarded statewide to our members that are undertaking health and wellness initiatives to transform their living and working communities into healthier environments.  The grants are to provide assistance in promoting worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellness of county employees and family members.

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