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About Progress 2016

The titles and rankings seem to come in droves each year.

From health and wealth to education and youth, most Forsyth residents know the county is at the forefront of north Georgia and the state in various factors that help shape quality of life.

These factors — which residents embrace and have come to expect — carry their share of numbers. Indeed, politicians and others are fond of touting such statistics.

With that in mind, the staff of the Forsyth County News contacted government and school officials, business owners and pub-lic safety personnel to compile some interesting and easy-to-read figures from the past year.

Services at Children’s at Forsyth include:
• Diabetes and endocrinology
• General surgery (outpatient clinic)
• Neurology
• Neurophysiology (EEG)
• Nephrology
• Orthotics and prosthetics
• Radiology (lab and X-ray)
• Rehabilitation services
• Specialty care
• Sports medicine
• Urgent care

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To read the entire Progress 2016 edition, click here.

Picture it: It’s late in the afternoon, and your child falls off his bike. You fear his arm may be broken. And his pediatrician’s office is closed. What are your options?

You need a place that’s open nights, weekends and holidays. No appointment necessary. And a place where lab and X-rays can be done during the same visit to quickly diagnose your child and that information can be sent to his doctor.

It’s called urgent care and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has convenient locations throughout Atlanta for quick access to pediatricians who specialize in caring just for kids.

Common reasons for a visit include: minor cuts that need stiches, broken bone*, fever for children older than two months and flu.
Unlike retail clinics, Children’s Urgent Care Centers always have doctors and nurses who are specially trained to treat children from babies to teens.

To help patients and families spend less time in the waiting room, we now offer online scheduling at Children’s at Forsyth Urgent Care Center.

This allows families to select an arrival time that’s convenient, enabling them to get in line before they leave the house.

We accept walk-in patients during business hours at all of our Urgent Care Centers. Visit for more information.

Choosing the right place to take a sick or injured child can be confusing. Use the key below to help choose when to visit a primary care provider, urgent care or the emergency department.

Primary care
• Best place for regular care
• When you have questions about your child’s health, call his doctor
• Visit during weekdays and by appointment for:
— Well-child checkups
— Physicals
— Flu shots and other vaccines
— Common illnesses and minor injuries

Urgent care center
• When a pediatrician isn’t available
• For minor injuries and illnesses
• Open when a primary care doctor’s office may be closed, including nights, weekends and holidays
• No appointment needed
Emergency department
• For serious injuries or illnesses
• Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
• No appointment needed
If you think a child’s illness or injury is life-threatening, call 911.

From mending broken bones to treating colds, the pediatric team at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

While other health care facilities may offer pediatric care, pediatrics has been the sole focus of Children’s for more than 100 years.
Founded in 1915 with two rented cottages, Children’s has grown to three hospitals and 28 neighborhood locations throughout metro Atlanta, including Marcus Autism Center.

Children’s serves kids from all 159 counties in Georgia and has more than 870,000 patient visits each year.
It is recognized as one of the top pediatric health care institutes in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

*If bone is coming through the skin, child should go to the emergency department.

In case of an urgent concern or emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department right away. This is general information and not specific medical advice. Always consult with a doctor or healthcare provider if you have questions or concerns about the health of a child.