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Memorial Hospital’s new president and CEO, Phillip S. Schaengold has added a feature to the hospital’s home page of its Web site, entitled  “Dear Phil” where anyone – from patients to staff – can write him with an idea, suggestion or problem.

“I want to hear about your experiences at Memorial. If you have a question, concern, comment or story you want to share, please send it to me. I look forward to hearing from you,” he states. 

The Savannah Metropolitan Chapter of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) hosted its second annual Beverly M. Whitehead Scholarship Banquet last Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Savannah Civic Center ballroom.  The speaker was Thomas N. Todd, renowned Chicago attorney and activist.  NFBPA is a 27-year-old national organization committed to strengthen the position of blacks within the field of public administration; to increase the number of blacks appointed to executive positions in public service organizations; and to groom and prepare younger, aspiring administrators for senior public management posts in the years ahead.  The contact number for the group is 912-651-3653, the city of Savannah’s Deptartment of Economic Development.

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Aging Services (DAS) nutritional wellness program reveals older Georgians are staying in their own homes longer before having to enter a nursing home. Since state fiscal year 2007, nursing home placements for older adults involved in DAS nutrition programs have been delayed an average of three years longer than older adults not involved in the program.
“What this really means is that good nutrition is a major factor in keeping older Georgians healthy and more independent,” said Maria Greene, director of DAS. The results of the study are part of the Performance Outcomes Measurement Project (POMP), a federal initiative that measures the effectiveness of Title III services, including nutrition programs, for older Americans, and it found that 11.5 percent of participants in Georgia were experiencing food insecurity.

Armstrong Atlantic State University is now offering a seven-week flex term.  The next term will start Oct. 14, similar to the educational model being used by the University of Phoenix which runs five-week terms per course.  Application deadline for new and returning students to AASU is Oct. 7. To apply and register visit Victor Hall on the AASU campus. Returning students must meet with an advisor prior to registration.  For further information, contact Brian Dawsey at 912-344-3098 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit

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