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by Marietta Daily Journal staff
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Cobb Chamber of Commerce announces four events this week

CUMBERLAND — The Cobb Chamber of Commerce would like to announce four events for Cobb County residents and business leaders this week.

On Tuesday, the Chamber will host Business Builders: Professional Development at Chamber headquarters, at 240 Interstate North Parkway in the Cumberland area. The event will last from 7:45 to 9 a.m. and is open to members only. The cost is $5.

The Chamber’s Business After Hours event will also be Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center at East Cobb. General admission is $20 online or $30 at the door, while members pay nothing online or $20 at the door. Registration closes at noon today.

On Wednesday, the Cumberland Area Council will meet at the Georgian Club from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be Congressman Tom Price, and the cost is $40 for general admission, $20 for members online and $30 for members at the door. Registration closes at noon Monday.

The deadline for the CEO Roundtable is also Wednesday.

On Thursday, the Chamber’s Leads to Success Program will be at Chamber headquarters from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $5.

For more information or to register for any of the events, visit

Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna makes Georgia Hospital Association's Partnership for Health and Accountability Quality Honor Roll

SMYRNA — Emory-Adventist Hospital at Smyrna has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability Quality Honor Roll, the hospital announced Thursday. Emory-Adventist Hospital is one of 61 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Presidential category, one of the highest on the list. The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services, which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. The data was collected from January to December 2010.

All acute care hospitals are required to submit care data to CMS. This data details how well a hospital’s caregivers adhere to a list of eight Appropriate Care Measures, which are the clinical processes of care that are known to be the most effective methods of treatment for patients who have suffered heart attacks, heart failure or pneumonia. The ACM is a composite measure that determines whether or not a patient received the right care at the right time.

“It is our mission to ensure that each of our patients receives the right care at the right time and this recognition validates this,” Emory-Adventist Hospital CEO Dennis Kiley said. “This honor is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our staff who are constantly working to make excellent care even better.”

Jeffrey S. Edwards is new the CEO of Solaris Heart & Vascular

MARIETTA — Jeffrey S. Edwards has been appointed Solaris Heart & Vascular’s new CEO, the practice has announced.

Edwards, a Mississippi native, has decades of business experience. He earned a bachelor’s of science in business administration in accounting degree and a master’s of professional accounting degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. His certification credentials include certified public accountant, certified management accountant, certified financial manager and certified medical practice executive.

Edwards joined the practice in 2008 as the practice’s first chief financial officer. While serving at Solaris, the practice has been honored multiple times as a Superior Performing Practice by the Medical Group Management Association.

Edwards and his wife, Tina, have two children, Amber and Alex.

Solaris Heart & Vascular is a full service cardiology practice with clinics in Marietta, Woodstock and Canton.
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