Studio Lotus has introduced a new exercise program, ActivCore Functional Exercise, or FEX. The exercises improve core strength, balance, coordination and muscle use using a series of suspended ropes and slings. For more about the program, call (404) 817-0900.

The Silva Center has partnered with DeKalb Medical’s Wellness Center to offer Relaxation Courses to help manage stress and lose weight. For more information about upcoming classes, call (404) 370-3966 or visit www.silvacenter.com.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has received a $30 million grant from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, a charity focused on supporting organizations and programs that benefit children and youth in metro Atlanta. A new pediatric research building located on the Emory campus will be financed by $25 million, and the remaining $5 million will support the Marcus Autism Center

Dr. Matthew J. Schreiber has been named vice president and chief medical officer for Piedmont Hospital. Schreiber’s positions with Piedmont Healthcare during the past six years have included medical director for hospital services at Piedmont Healthcare; medical director of case management and chairman of utilization management committee at Piedmont Hospital; and physician board member of Piedmont Medical Care Corporation and the Piedmont Clinic. Piedmont also recently celebrated the opening of its new Outpatient Center at Piedmont West Medical Office Park on Howell Mill Road.

MedShare shipped its 500th container of recycled surplus medical supplies and equipment to a maternity hospital in Ecuador in November. MedShare is a nonprofit organization that collects surplus medical supplies and equipment from hospitals, medical distribution companies and individuals, and then redistributes them to qualified healthcare facilities in the developing world. www.medshare.org.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.