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BIS in brief: Hospice thrift opens, Memorial gets award, hotel renovates

Garden City creates enterprise zone at Town Center
The Garden City City Council this week adopted an ordinance that creates a new enterprise zone in the Town Center area of the city.
According to a press release, the enterprise zone approved by Garden City officials Monday is meant to encourage economic development in the area, which is located around Garden City City Hall, off Dean Forest Road.
Under the new designation, the city can offer prospective businesses incentives to locate to Town Center, including tax abatement and waiver of development fees for up to 10 years.
Although the council’s vote makes the new ordinance effective immediately, the incentives outlined in the ordinance will not be available to potential businesses until Jan. 1, 2018, according to the release.
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Hospice Savannah Thrift Shoppe plans opening event
Hospice Savannah’s Thrift Shoppe has opened and will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting event at 10:30 a.m. June 6.
The shop, 331 U.S. Highway 80 East, is located in Pooler’s Fortune Plaza.
The Pooler Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, Pooler officials and Hospice Savannah board members will officially welcome shoppers to the store that opened in mid-April. Proceeds from sales at the shop benefit services and programs offered to both community members and hospice patients and their families by not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc.
The event will include the Byrd’s Cookie Cruiser, raffles and discounts. The store has been stocked with many new kitchen items donated from the former Twelve Oaks store, Kitchen Outfitters, and with lots of gently used furniture, clothing and household wares donated by hospice supporters. All donations are tax-deductible.
The Hospice Savannah Thrift Shoppe is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. More information can be found at www.HospiceSavannah.org/Thrift or by calling the Hospice Savannah Foundation at 912.629.1055.
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MUMC earns accolade for stroke care
Memorial University Medical Center received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
To earn the recognition, MUMC had 85 percent or higher adherence quality measures and guidelines for two consecutive years.
Memorial University Medical Center also achieved Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus designation. That means MUMC reduced the time between a patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved to treat ischemic stroke, significantly reduce the effects of stroke, and lessen the chance of permanent disability.
The Stroke Center of Excellence at MUMC includes rapid treatment, rehabilitation, community education, and a telemedicine program.
Get With The Guidelines® is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with tools and resources to increase adherence to the latest research-based guidelines.

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