The Georgia House of Representatives commended Harbin Clinic for “outstanding achievements in patient care” on Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

The resolution was presented to the House of Representatives by the Honorable Christian Coomer (District 14).

Representative Coomer read his resolution during ribbon cutting ceremonies Sunday, April 10 for the Harbin Clinic Tony E. Warren, MD Cancer Center.

The Resolution was adopted by the House of Representatives as House Resolution 844 on April 11.

According to Representative Coomer, “Harbin doctors have cared for the people of North West Georgia for more than 100 years, and today Harbin Clinic is nationally recognized as one of the largest and most respected multi-specialty clinics in the country.

As a newly elected representative for this district, I felt an obligation to recognize the doctors and staff of the Harbin Clinic.”

The resolution reads:

WHEREAS, the Harbin Clinic was founded to provide outstanding medical care to the people of Northwest Georgia; and

WHEREAS, Harbin Clinic’s legacy began more than 100 years ago and includes five generations of medical history; and

WHEREAS, the predecessor of Harbin Clinic was Harbin Hospital, founded in 1908 by Doctors Robert and William Harbin; and

WHEREAS, Harbin Clinic was founded in 1948 and today is Georgia’s largest physician owned multi-specialty practice with more than 200 providers in 20 locations throughout Northwest Georgia; and

WHEREAS, Harbin Clinic recruits outstanding physicians from the top medical schools to provide excellent care to the people of Northwest Georgia and includes physicians specializing in cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, oncology, internal medicine, nephrology, women’s services, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, plastic surgery, pulmonary medicine, radiology, rheumatology, urology, vascular surgery, family practice, and other specialties; and

WHEREAS, Harbin Clinic’s oncology service was recognized as the 2010 top cancer program in Georgia by the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology; and

WHEREAS, on April 10, 2010, Harbin Clinic opened the Harbin Clinic Tony E. Warren M.D. Cancer Center, one of the largest and most advanced cancer centers in Georgia, demonstrating the clinic’s commitment to providing outstanding medical services and facilities and providing patients from throughout the region a new level of care; and

WHEREAS, it is abundantly fitting and proper that the outstanding work of this fine facility and its numerous contributions to the citizens of this state be appropriately recognized.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body commend the Harbin Clinic for its outstanding achievements in patient care in Northwest Georgia.