Mercy University Graduation
Wednesday, Oct. 11 @ 5:30 pm
Hardware Pizza ~ Lyons
Come help us celebrate our graduates by showing them how proud the community is of them for all their hard work this year! The program should last no more than 30-40 minutes, and you can then leave to get to church or stay with us for food and fellowship! See you there!
The Mercy Ministries
VIDALIA – Robert Bell, Meadows Regional Medical Center ICU RN, received the August DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Thursday, September 28.
The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize nurses who go above and beyond in providing excellent care to their patients every day. Meadows Regional Medical Center, a proud DAISY Award hospital partner, recognizes one nurse each month to receive the special award.
Bell was nominated by the Gilchrist family for the compassionate care and emotional support he exemplified during their father’s stay in ICU. “Robert’s compassionate care was shown to our family in the way of being responsive to our many and repeated questions,” said Dorothy Gilchrist. “His professional knowledge was invaluable during our last hours with our father in ICU.”
“Robert leaves a lasting impression on patients and their families because of his exceptional compassion,” said Meadows Regional Medical Chief Nursing Officer, Michele Malone. “He is a key member of our ICU staff and we are very fortunate to have nurses of his caliber at Meadows.”
Bell has been employed with Meadows Regional Medical Center for five years and currently resides in Lyons.
The Daisy Award was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes, who died at 33 of complications of Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a little known but not uncommon auto-immune disease. The care Patrick and his family received during his hospital stay inspired this unique means of recognizing extraordinary nurses who make an enormous difference in the lives of patients.
(Robert Bell) Robert Bell, Meadows Regional Medical Center ICU RN, receives the August DAISY Award Thursday, September 28.
Savor Vidalia, A Celebration of Wine, Food & Jazz featuring Joe Gransden and his Big Band on October 21st
Tickets and Tables for 8 are still available for Savor Vidalia. We also now have $5 Parking Passes for reserved parking at the former Ameris Bank parking lot on Durden Street. Tickets and Parking Passes are available locally at the Vidalia Onion Museum and Downtown Vidalia Association Office at City Hall. Tickets and Tables can also be purchased online at EventBrite.com.
The wine tasting this year will include 12 wines, reds and whites, and will also be available for purchase. Eagle Creek Brewing from Statesboro will also be on site with their craft beer for tasting.
Alexa Carter Britton
Vidalia Convention & Visitors Bureau
100 Vidalia Sweet Onion Drive, Vidalia, GA 30474
VIDALIA – Meadows Regional Medical Center will host a FREE Women’s Breast Health Event to answer questions about breast cancer awareness, screening, and prevention on Friday, Oct. 13 Meadows Wellness Center, 101 Harris Industrial Blvd, Vidalia.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature door prizes, vendors, and special guest speakers. A luncheon will take place from 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Dr. Susanna Meredith, Vidalia Women’s Center physician will speak about the importance of breast health screenings. Tracey Kennedy, Meadows Regional Medical Center Director of Radiology, will talk about the new breast screening technology, 3-D Tomography, that Meadows will offer beginning January 2018.
Vendors for the event will include Accordia Urgent Care, Affinis Hospice, Alliance Home Medical, East Georgia Health Care Center, Health Revival, Meadows Radiology Department, Meadows Wellness Center, Mercy Medical Center, Paul Thigpen Chevrolet, and Vidalia Women’s Center.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Susan McLendon, Rural Community Health Nurse Specialist, at 912-524-4000 ext. 310.
Light Up Vidalia
We are excited to invite you to participate in a community wide Christmas light display.
The display will be set up at the new location of Paul Thigpen Chevrolet in Vidalia across from Lowes.
Plots are size 30×30; we have 40 plots and are assigning them on a first come first serve basis.
The total cost is $100 per plot and this includes all electricity and advertising (TV, radio, & newspaper) for this event.
We are working with AEMC to determine the max amount of electricity each plot will have access to.
The Light Display Setup will begin on Monday, November 27th and should be complete by noon on Tuesday, December 5th.
Your display must not be removed before Tuesday, January 2nd and should be completely removed by Monday, Jan 8th
We will have a “Light Up Vidalia” event on Tuesday, Dec 5th in conjunction with the Downtown Vidalia Associations’’ Twelve Days of Christmas at 7PM.
We encourage everyone who has a plot to be present for this event.
There will be a random, public drawing held in order to spread community love.
$1000 will be awarded to one of the 40 plots in order to celebrate our 1st light display.
This will be a donation paid by the committee and will be given to a local organization chosen by the recipient.
Deadline for Applications and Fees is Monday, November 6th at 3PM.
CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM
Please bring the attached application and $100 payment to the Marketing Building at Paul Thigpen Chevrolet.
Once the plots are assigned we will send out more information about community events that we plan to incorporate during our 1st annual Light Up Vidalia.
We have chosen to donate items to SOAPS. Details to come.