Thank you for your support

To patients, visitors, employees, volunteers, vendors, physicians, community leaders, donors, board members, we are grateful for the positive response to our efforts to gain state approval to provide open heart surgery. Thousands signed our petition, sent emails, penned letters and made calls on Floyd’s behalf to let state leaders know that our community wants a choice for open heart surgery. 

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More Accessibility

  • Currently, there is only one provider of open heart surgery in our area.
  • While 15 percent of the population in Floyd County (11 percent of our five-county service area) is African American, African American patients receive only about 5 percent of open heart surgeries in Floyd County.
  • Floyd is mission based and wants to be part of the solution.
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More Affordability

  • Open heart surgery is expensive.
  • In Floyd County, the price for open heart surgery is third highest in the state — almost $100,000 higher than the state average.
  • 60,000 people in our service area are uninsured, and about 57,000 live in poverty. Very few uninsured residents can afford to pay those prices.
  • Also, many community residents with high-deductible/high co-pay insurance plans or who are out-of-network are negatively impacted. With no other choice, they are left with an unwelcome – and unpayable – surprise bill.
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More Heart Education and Prevention Programs

  • More people in our community die from heart disease than any other disease. Heart disease kills hundreds of people in Floyd County every year.
  • African Americans in our community die at disproportionately high rates from heart disease.
  • Floyd is committed to developing new programs and outreach initiatives to help improve the health status of our area, including the African American community, specifically as it relates to heart disease. 

Lend Your Voice to Bring More Heart to Northwest Georgia

The Statistics Speak for Themselves: Northwest Georgia Needs More Heart

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Do Even More! 

In addition to signing our petition and sharing it with others, you can contact the Governor directly to let him know you support Floyd’s approval to provide open heart surgery. 
 
Share and Tag on Social 
Share your story and the petition on social media, tagging the governor. Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Twitter):
@GovKemp @BrianKempGA #moreheartNWGA
 

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Proven Results

See how Floyd has already proven our ability and willingness to remove barriers to critical health services for populations in need.

Proven Results

See how Floyd has already proven our ability and willingness to remove barriers to critical health services for populations in need.