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  • Roane Medical Center launches new mobile website

    Harriman’s Roane Medical Center has launched a mobile website to ensure important health care information is easily accessible to consumers accessing the Internet from their mobile devices.

    The new mobile site, m.roanemedical.com, will make it easier for patients and visitors to
    find the information they need quickly, such as phone numbers, maps and driving directions.

    Designed specifically for mobile use, the website has been designed to be simple to navigate with easy-to-read text and pages that load quickly.

  • Harriman Care and Rehab given five stars

    Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Center, a Signature HealthCARE facility, has climbed into the top tier of the nation’s nursing homes by receiving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ coveted five-star ranking.

    The facility, at 240 Hannah Road, is the latest and 13th to join the ranks of Signature’s five-star buildings.

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awards the rating to only the top 10 percent of nursing homes.

  • OUT to LUNCH by Bethel Poston: Reunion plans at New China Palace a tasty treat

    You may remember that my wife, Carol, and I grew up in Oak Ridge and schedule “Out to Lunch” high school reunion committee meetings. This lets us plan our reunions, provides an column-writing opportunity, and we get to enjoy a fun lunch.

    Our reunion committee has met several times at New China Palace on Melton Hill Lake Drive in Oak Ridge, but I had never written an “Out to Lunch” column on it until this visit.

  • Methodist sought out by Alabama hospital for orthopedics program

    The successful outcomes of Methodist Medical Center’s patients have gained national recognition through such organizations as U.S. News and World Report, VHA Inc., the American College of Cardiology and Patient Research Consultants.

    Methodist’s orthopedics program is just of one of the services that has been consistently ranked high for both clinical and service excellence.

  • Jobless rates up in Jan.

    Roane County’s 8-percent January unemployment rate may be slightly higher than reported last month, but it’s still lower than it was during the same period in 2011, according to statistics released late last week from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

    The state’s figures indicate the most recent posting is up 0.6 percent over December’s 7.4 percent rate.

    That means 25,790 workers in the county’s 28,030 labor force were employed in January.

  • U.S. Standard Gold Buyers open in Kingston

     

    U.S. Standard Gold Buyers marked its Kingston opening with a Roane County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting and grand-opening celebration earlier this month. The event is attended by, from left, Kingston Mayor Troy Beets, state Rep. Julia Hurley, Brianna Bales, Nicole Barry, Store District Manager Michele Bales, Sarah Woods, Darrell Williams of The Roane Alliance and Mike Barkley. The business is at 509 N. Kentucky St. Call 248-8465 for details.

  • Employers may claim health care tax credit

    Small employers that provide health insurance coverage to their employees are encouraged by the IRS to check out the small business health care tax credit and then claim it if they qualify.

    The recently-revamped Small Business Health Care Tax Credit page on IRS.gov is packed with information and resources designed to help small employers see if they qualify for the credit and then figure it correctly.

  • Three appointed to OR environmental board

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office has appointed three new members to its Oak Ridge Environmental Management advisory board.

    The new members will fill vacancies on the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board, a volunteer citizens panel that provides advice and recommendations to DOE about its environmental cleanup operations on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

    The board has 20 members.

    The new members — Jacqueline Hagy, Corkie Staley and Robert Stansfield — were introduced during the board’s February meeting.

  • ID system takes in more than 60,000 shipments since ’09

    The Radio Frequency Identification Transportation System Project has supported more than 60,000 waste shipments and more than 10,000 clean-fill shipments from the East Tennessee Technology Park to the Environmental Management Waste Management Facility since becoming operational in March 2009.

    The system has demonstrated that the concept for electronically tracked shipments of hazardous materials is a viable concept in supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s waste operations on the Oak Ridge Reservation.

  • ORNL tank sent offsite for disposal

    Tank W-1A, an underground liquid waste storage tank at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been shipped off site for disposal, completing a process that began when the tank was removed from service after it was discovered it was leaking.

    The tank and contaminated soil together were the single biggest source of groundwater contamination at ORNL.
    URS-CH2M Oak Ridge excavated and removed the tank on Jan. 6.

    The tank was packaged and sent to Philotechnics and Impact Services at the East Tennessee Technology Park for size reduction.