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BiS in brief: Park Place gift, hospital award, Pooler planners OK request

Pooler planners recommend approval of recombination requests

The Pooler Planning and Zoning Commission this week forwarded a pair of requests to combine land for new industrial development on to the City Council for review.

The planning board on Monday recommended the council approve a request to combine two lots in the Morgan Center Industrial Park to create a new, 22-acre lot for future industrial use. In addition, planning commissioners recommended that the Council recombine property off Jimmy DeLoach Parkway to create a 7-acre site for new warehouse space.

Also receiving recommendations for approval this week was a requested rezone of a property at 210 South Rogers St., from single-family residential to light commercial, and a conditional use request to operate a home business at 26 Stone Gate Court. The Pooler City Council is scheduled to take up the requests at its next meeting, Feb. 19.

Bank of America donates $12,500 to Park Place Outreach

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $12,500 grant to the Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter for operational and program expenses.

Park Place Outreach operates the only shelter in Savannah and Chatham County that serves kids and teenagers ages 11-17, and all services are provided free, including a safe, secure place to stay along with meals and transportation to and from school. The staff also offers family counseling with follow-up visits after a resident returns home, as well as non-resident services that include an after-school tutorial and drop-in center, recreational services and after-care services. The Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., is open 24 hours a day and offers a safe and loving environment to homeless, abused and runaway kids and teenagers between the ages of 11 and 17.

The grant will help bridge a gap created by the loss of federal grants that have funded the organization’s street outreach team. The program includes adult and teen counselors who go onto the streets to talk with homeless kids about the help available to them through Park Place Outreach.

Memorial receives award from heart association

Memorial University Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

MUMC earned the award by meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of these patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed. Eligible hospitals must adhere to these measures at a set level for at least 90 consecutive days.

Every year, more than 250,000 people experience the deadliest type of heart attack, caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart that requires immediate treatment. To prevent death, it’s critical to restore blood flow as quickly as possible, either by mechanically opening the blocked vessel or by providing clot-busting medication.

The American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program’s goal is to reduce system barriers to prompt treatment for heart attacks, beginning with the 9-1-1 call and continuing through hospital treatment.

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Contact Susan Catron, Executive Editor at 912-652-0327 or susan.catron@savannahnow.com.

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