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Gwinnett Medical Center and Partnership Gwinnett Host Heart Event


Lawrenceville, GA—Gwinnett Medical Center and Partnership Gwinnett, the community and economic development initiative led by the Gwinnett Chamber, will host The Heart Truth: An In-depth Investigation, Thursday, February 11, 7:30 – 9 a.m. at Georgia Gwinnett College. This breakfast event is open to the public and will focus on heart health, including ways to avoid heart disease, and a discussion of common myths surrounding cardiac concerns. The event is the first of four quarterly health council events for 2010.

“Healthcare and the life sciences is a key industry focus for our economic development efforts through Partnership Gwinnett,” said Nick Masino, VP of Economic Development and Partnership Gwinnett at the Gwinnett Chamber. “Collaborating with Gwinnett Medical Center to deliver solid programs and create a strong foundation and network of existing industry in this area is imperative and we’re thrilled to be working together.”

The event includes keynote speaker Manfred Sandler, MD, Gwinnett Medical Center’s director of Cardiology, and a panel of speakers from the hospital system’s Diabetes & Nutrition Education, Gwinnett SportsRehab and Emergency departments. Philip Wolfe, CEO of GMC, will provide an update on the hospital’s open heart program and next steps in the planning process.

In addition, GMC offers the following heart services for its patients and community year-round, including:

  • State-of-the-art cardiac services, including a testing center and certified vascular lab
  • A Cardiac Wellness Program that offers a combination of health education and physical exercises designed to help patients recover from a heart attack or other cardiac event
  • A Cardiac Catheterization Lab that assists patients in their fight against heart disease
  • A dedicated Chest Pain Center for a rapid diagnosis and treatment of chest pain, including evaluations by emergency medicine physicians, cardiologists, nurses and technicians who specialize in cardiac care
  • An Open Heart Program, to open in 2011, that will allow GMC to better serve the more than 8,000 cardiac patients that come to the hospital’s Emergency Department annually

Gwinnett Medical Center, Partnership Gwinnett and the Gwinnett Chamber would like to thank the following sponsors for making this event possible:

  • Altus Hospice
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Life Care Center of Gwinnett & Lawrenceville
  • Procare EMS

Funds donated will go towards economic development and physician recruitment in Gwinnett County, along with supporting the open heart campaign goal. Corporate sponsorships are still available. For more information on sponsorships please contact Lindsay Wing at Partnership Gwinnett, 678-957-4944. To register for the event, visit

About Partnership Gwinnett
Partnership Gwinnett is Gwinnett’s economic and community development initiative. Led by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and a host of public and private partners, the initiative targets the retention and expansion of existing Gwinnett businesses in addition to the development of new business in five key market segments: Healthcare; Advanced Communications; Information Technology; Trade & Distribution; and Regional/Corporate Headquarters. The ultimate goal is to promote economic wealth & diversification, increase education and work force excellence, improve quality of life and heighten visibility through marketing and outreach programs for the entire Gwinnett community. For additional information on Partnership Gwinnett, visit

About Gwinnett Medical Center
Now celebrating the 25th anniversary of its flagship campus, Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network providing award-winning healthcare services to the Gwinnett community and beyond. Campuses in both Lawrenceville and Duluth provide acute care, outpatient services, orthopedic and neuroscience specialty care, as well as a full continuum of wellness services. Digital imaging is the standard of care at all GMC facilities including the newest imaging center in north Gwinnett’s Hamilton Mill area. GMC’s 4,300 associates and 800 physicians served more than 400,000 patients. Gwinnett Medical Center’s incredible vision for the future is to transform healthcare.