Macon radiology office adds four doctors; Macon bank names two officers

Annie Williams
Annie Williams

Radiology Associates adds four doctors

Radiology Associates of Macon, a regional diagnostic radiology practice, has added four diagnostic radiologists, two of whom are interventional radiologists.

Dr. Joshua Cooper is a graduate of Wofford College and earned a master’s of health at MUSC, then completed medical school at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. His residency in diagnostic radiology was completed at Louisiana State University. He returned to UAB to complete his fellowship in body imaging.

Dr. James Costello also specializes in body imaging. He graduated from Duke University, then earned his doctorate in biomedical engineering from Georgia Tech. Costello served as an assistant professor of radiology at the University of Arizona for five years before coming to the group.

Dr. Neal Simmons is an interventional radiologist. After graduating from UGA, he went to the Medical College of Georgia for medical school and his residency, with an intern year in West Virginia. He earned his fellowship in vascular/interventional radiology at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Annie Harris Williams is a lifelong resident of Middle Georgia. She attended Mercer University for both undergraduate and medical school, then completed her residency in diagnostic radiology and her fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of Alabama-Birmingham Medical College.

Radiology Associates of Macon is a group of 30 board-certified diagnostic radiologists with multiple fellowships and specialties. Radiology Associates also includes Central Georgia Radiation Oncology, a multidisciplinary cancer center. 

American Pride names two officers

Wayne Byers and Jennifer Atwater were named officers at American Pride Bank.

Byers has joined the bank as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will oversee financial reporting, accounting, budgeting, regulatory reporting, investment management, payroll and asset/liability management for American Pride Bank. Byers recently worked as chief financial officer for Resurgens Bank, and before that Byers was a controller for ebank, an Atlanta based internet bank.

Atwater was promoted to banking officer and customer service manager of the Log Cabin branch. She joined American Pride Bank in December 2015 and has more than 15 years of banking experience. Since joining the bank, Atwater has served as the personal banker at the Forsyth Road branch.

The Macon-based bank also recently opened its first branch in Athens.

River Edge’s mental illness campaign wins third place

River Edge Behavioral Health’s awareness campaign, “Unmasking Mental Illness,” took home bronze at the 2017 Healthcare Marketing Impact Awards. The campaign was a finalist in the Integrated Campaign category.

The Impact Awards recognize the best in health care advertising, marketing, promotion and communication across all types of media platforms by providers, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, suppliers, vendors and advocacy groups.

The campaign was developed by several Macon-based individuals or companies, including communications strategist Jessica Lanier Walden LLC, Big Hair Productions, which produced the television announcements, Burt & Burt, which designed the billboards and print ads, and Ken Krakow and Maryann Bates, who produced the photography.

River Edge Behavioral Health services provide treatment and support services for more than 13,000 people annually who experience mental illness, addiction, co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities.

Church Home ranked as top nursing home in Georgia

Church Home Rehabilitation and Healthcare between Perry and Fort Valley and The Oaks in Marshallville were among 21 homes in Georgia recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its list of Best Nursing Homes.

There are 358 nursing homes certified by Georgia’s Department of Community Health. U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide to come up with slightly more than 2,300 homes included in its list.

Factors for the designation included overall performance ratings, as well as ratings for key services over the 10 months ending in August 2017.

Church Home/LifeSpring offers nursing and rehabilitation services for seniors throughout Middle Georgia. In 2014, the LifeSpring rehabilitation center opened to provide state-of-the-art services for those needing short-term support following surgery or a medical event.

Linda S. Morris: 478-744-4223, @MidGaBiz