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December 2007

(SAVANNAH, GA) Vesta Hospitality, LLC, Hires Jeff Fouste as General Manager of The Promenade Sav

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Fouste will oversee day-to-day operations of the 90-room hotel, including a $2.7 million renovation project planned for completion in 2008. He brings with him 13 years of experience working in Illinois’ hospitality industry. Fouste started his position April 1.
Formerly known as the Best Western Savannah, The Promenade Savannah is a unique hotel surrounded by the Savannah College of Art and Design, City Market, River Street and Paula Deen’s Lady & Sons restaurant. Whether you’re visiting relatives or touring the city, The Promenade offers affordable rooms as well as AARP and AAA discounts.
To learn more about The Promenade Savannah, log on to or call 912-233-1011.

(Savannah, GA) Case Veterinary Hospital 100 Years In Service

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Case Veterinary Hospital, who is preparing to kick off its countdown to 100 years in service, held its 17th Annual Open House Tuesday, Dec 4th. Staff and guests anxiously look forward to the annual event designed to allow the Case family to say “thank you” to their clients and give the public an opportunity to tour the facilities. This year’s guests enjoyed great company, food and drinks in an atmosphere that resembled a celebration more than an open house. Each person also received a six-month supply of heartworm or flea treatment as a gift.

The event attracted approximately 100 clients and visitors. Guests were greeted at the door and led on a grand scale facility tour. Dr. Carla Case-McCorvey enjoys the opportunity to invite guests into the facility. “It gives us an opportunity to show people what we do. People have the chance to see how much we care and feel more comfortable about leaving their pets with us.”

The highlights of the evening were the displays available to explain some of the specialized services Case Veterinary Hospital provides including the Digital Dental X-ray Unit and the Laser Surgery Suite. Dr. Case-McCorvey was most excited about being able to showcase their new Endoscopy equipment. This procedure allows Case Veterinary Hospital to perform internal foreign body removal without surgery or any incision of any kind. Endoscopy allows the pet to return home the same day without pain medication. “It is a wonderful addition to our services,” says Case-McCorvey.

Case Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital that has been serving Savannah’s animals for nearly 100 years. Located on Eisenhower, they are vastly experienced in providing emergency services to sick or injured dogs and cats. Case Veterinary Hospital is also the place to take your pet to be spayed or neutered or to receive vaccinations

To learn more about Case Veterinary Hospital, log into or call 912-352-3081.

(Savannah, GA) Memorial Health Partner with Piedmont Hospital Transplant Services

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Press Conference and Reception Open to Community and Media
on Friday, December 7, at 11 a.m. in the lobby of the Heart & Vascular
Institute at Memorial University Medical Center

SAVANNAH / ATLANTA (Dec. 4, 2007) – Piedmont Hospital Transplant
Services is partnering with Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in
Savannah to launch its second satellite clinic in Georgia in an effort
to enhance patient access to transplantation evaluation and follow-up

Establishing the Savannah clinic will make care more convenient for
those patients who live outside of Atlanta, reduce Transplant
Services’ initial evaluation time from two days to one day for
kidney recipients, and shorten the pre-screening and evaluation time for
liver transplant candidates.

"We strive to offer superior medical and surgical care for our kidney,
pancreas and liver recipients and donors," said John D. Whelchel, M.D.,
medical director of Piedmont’s Transplant Services.  "We strategically
selected Savannah as our second satellite clinic location and feel
confident the clinic will help improve the quality of care for our
patients, both pre- and post-transplant."

“We are excited about this opportunity for academic cooperation. The
Piedmont Transplant Clinic at MUMC will make it much easier for
transplant recipients in this part of the state to receive the pre- and
post-operative care they need. This is a wonderful service for our
community,” said Ramon Meguiar, M.D., senior vice president and chief
medical officer at MUMC.

The team will be conducting pre- and post-liver and kidney evaluations,
as well as educational classes for staff and patients interested in the
advantages and risks of transplantation. Initial candidate screenings in
the clinic will be performed by a transplant physician and/or nurse
specialist. The clinic is located in the Georgia Ear Institute, 2nd
floor, 4700 Waters Ave., Savannah, Ga., 31404.  For more information or
to make an appointment, call 1-888-605-5888. 

Piedmont Hospital Transplant Services provide kidney, pancreas and
liver transplants. Nearly 1,800 transplants have been performed at
Piedmont Hospital since the transplant program was launched in 1986.
Piedmont Hospital began liver transplantation in April 2005, becoming
one of only two liver transplant programs in Georgia. Piedmont is among
the top 20 of all kidney transplant programs in the country based on
total number of procedures. To date in 2007, Piedmont has recorded 164
transplants, including 102 kidney transplants, eight kidney-pancreas
transplants, and 54 liver transplants. Thirty of the 102 kidney
transplants involved living donors.

About Memorial University Medical Center
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern
South Carolina. The system includes its flagship, Memorial University
Medical Center, a 530-bed tertiary medical center; CareOne, its
two-state home care division; Memorial University Medical Center primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education
program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call
center. Memorial University Medical Center is the only healthcare system
in the country to be named both a Distinguished Hospital by J.D. Power
and Associates and one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by
Fortune Magazine. Visit the Memorial University Medical Center Web
site at

About Piedmont Hospital
A recipient of the 2007and 2006 Distinguished Hospital Award for
Patient Safety™ according to HealthGrades (a leading healthcare ratings
company), Piedmont is recognized as one of the nation’s Most Wired
hospitals in the 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004 100 Most Wired Survey and
Benchmarking Study. A private, not-for-profit organization with 3,700
employees and a medical staff of more than 900 physicians, Piedmont
Hospital is a 458-bed acute tertiary care facility located on 26 acres
in the north Atlanta community of Buckhead offering all major medical,
surgical and diagnostic services. For more information, visit

(SAVANNAH/BLUFFTON) Jeff & Josh Klein Announce Commercial Specialist

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(SAVANNAH/BLUFFTON)  Jeff & Josh Klein, owners of Closet Specialist, are proud to announce the opening of the first “Specialist” spin-off.  Commercial Specialist opened its doors in June and is now on the fast track to creating customized storage spaces for hundreds of Low Country and Coastal Empire businesses and institutions. 

“We are so excited about the new ‘Commercial’ division of this business,” Klein says.

Closet Specialist has been doing commercial cabinetry and casework for years but never  really went out looking for this business. After being asked to bid on some local jobs by commercial contractors, Klein decided it was a golden opportunity to expand his business.

The Commercial team is comprised of an industrial engineer (Jeff), interior designer, a professional organizer, engineers and professional commercial cabinet makers. Commercial Specialist manufactures casework products from melamine and hardwood materials in their state-of-the-art cabinet shop in Bluffton, SC.  They also lead the industry by offering ‘green’ products.

In just a few months of operation, “Commercial” has served dozens of local businesses, including two tennis pro shops, a golf store, two fabric stores, a men’s clothing store, offices & reception areas for doctors and lawyers offices, an elementary school, a French cafe and more.

Commercial Specialist is located at 1204-A, HWY 278 in Bluffton, same location as their corporate office, showroom and manufacturing for Closet Specialist LLC.  There is also a Savannah showroom at 7701 Waters Ave and a Jacksonville office will be opening in the near future.  For more information on Commercial Specialist and to learn more about Closet Specialist, call (843) 837-9944 or log onto .