Helps Create Vitality Center in Cherokee
CENTER, Ala., January 6, 2023 – Dr. P.J. Lynn, Medical Director of Emergency and Hospital Medicine at Atrium Health Floyd Cherokee Medical Center, recently completed a year-long certificate program from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) called Leading Physician Well-being.
Lynn was one of 120 physicians selected from a national pool to participate in this program, which was created to provide leadership development, training in physician well-being advocacy and performance improvement project skill-building. He developed a project called “Creating a Wellness Committee at Cherokee Medical Center" and presented this to his peers in a final Project Showcase in November.
One of the first projects the committee completed was the creation of a Vitality Center for teammates at the hospital. Lynn applied for a grant through SPIRIT, Atrium Health Floyd's teammate-focused fundraising arm of Floyd Healthcare Foundation, to buy exercise equipment for the center. He said the Vitality Center is one of several wellness projects the committee has planned.
About Atrium Health Floyd
Since 1942, Floyd, now Atrium Health Floyd, has worked to provide affordable, accessible care in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Today, Atrium Health Floyd is a leading medical provider and economic force. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation's leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. At the hub of these services is Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center, a 304-bed full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center. Atrium Health Floyd employs more than 3,500 teammates who provide care in over 40 medical specialties at three hospitals: Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia; Atrium Health Floyd Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama; Atrium Health Floyd Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, Georgia, as well as Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center Behavioral Health, a freestanding 53-bed behavioral health facility, also in Rome; and a primary care and urgent care network with locations throughout the service area of northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama.