Floyd Medical Center Straightforward

Straight to the Point Blog

Kurt Stuenkel, President and CEO of Floyd Medical CenterKurt Stuenkel, Floyd President and CEO, tackles current issues facing Floyd and the health careindustry and addresses controversial and difficult-to-understand subjects that are often discussed in the community. The Straight to the Point blog also may feature guest contributors on occasion.

  • Happy New Year

    July 1, 2014

    What?  It is close to the 4th of July and I am saying “Happy New Year”? It is a new year for us at Floyd, the new fiscal year that is.  We measure our performance from July 1 to June Read More

  • Caution: Quality Report Cards Don’t Always Make the Grade

    May 15, 2014

    Who remembers who won the Super Bowl two years ago?  How about the World Series?  Unless they are told most people wouldn’t know. Most sports fans want to know how their teams are doing right now. A recent Atlanta Journal Read More

  • Floyd EMS: Here to Stay

    May 14, 2014

    Back in January, I wrote about our plan to review our ambulance services, also called emergency medical services, or EMS, after being approached by Redmond’s president, John Quinlivan. He had asked if Floyd would consider bringing in an outside EMS Read More

  • Trauma: Capabilities Matter When Seconds Count

    April 29, 2014

    You may not know this, but in 1981 Floyd Medical Center was the first hospital in Georgia to be designated as a trauma center.    Of course, we are proud that Floyd was first, but why is this important? When a Read More

  • Floyd Hearts Grieve Once More

    April 17, 2014

    Less than three days have passed since I wrote of the loss of two men who were dear to the Floyd family and we are once again reminded of the fragility of life.  The medical community lost an outstanding nurse, Read More

  • Grieving, But Thankful Hearts

    April 15, 2014

    As Floyd celebrates a new relationship with the Harbin Clinic cardiologists, we have also started a communications campaign that we call “Floyd’s Got Heart.” In this campaign we will build awareness of Floyd’s capabilities with the Harbin Clinic cardiologists, as Read More

  • Floyd’s 2013 Annual Report

    February 25, 2014

    Floyd’s 2013 Annual Report is now available on Floyd Straightforward.  With the annual report we try to capture a sense of what happened in the last year at Floyd.  Real life issues happen each and every day, though, and there Read More

  • We Are Always Here, 24/7

    January 30, 2014

    On Tuesday January 28 a big winter storm hit north Georgia, freezing the roads and causing treacherous travel. In our area of northwest Georgia, the prediction was for a light dusting. Few were prepared for 2+ inches of snow and ice, and Read More

  • EMS, Economics and the Quest for a Solution

    January 8, 2014

    Not long ago we sent an email to our Emergency Medical Services staff telling them that Floyd and Redmond are working together to look at how ambulance service is provided in Floyd, Polk and Chattooga counties. This has sparked a Read More

  • Straight to the Point

    December 31, 2013

    Welcome to Floyd Straightforward and to the Straight Blog, a new website and blog designed to explore and explain the complicated issues that define health care in our community. Read More