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Ordway hands the reins to Turner

In November, George Ordway, Ph.D., PA-C, will hand over the responsibilities as Chairman of the Board of Directors to Carroll Turner, Ph.D. Dr. Ordway has selflessly served NGHF as Chairman for the pa…
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Walking Toward a Healthier Lifestyle

If the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, one local walking group is proof that walking a few miles each day can go a long way – literally. In 1990, Mary Beth Begley and Jane Tru…
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Pulse Check: George Ordway, PhD, PA-C

George Ordway, PhD, PA-C, is a physician assistant with The Heart Center at Northeast Georgia Medical Center and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the North Georgia Heart Foundation. Prior to bec…
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Preparation pays off, saves lives

In life, being prepared can pay off in miraculous and unexpected ways.  Few understand this concept better than NGHF Board member Tommy Bagwell. Tommy has spent his life preparing – and his meticu…
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Happy Ending, New Beginning

Georgia man’s second chance sparks desire to help others When 55-year-old Darryl Bagwell awoke on the morning of Dec. 29, 2015, he felt fine. Pain free and in some of the best shape of his life, Dar…
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Heart Foundation Names Executive Director

North Georgia Heart Foundation (NGHF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has named Daniel Thompson, MPH, as its first executive director. In late 2012, Dr. Jeffrey Marshall, an interventional cardiologist with The…
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