Fri., January 25, 2013 4:03pm
In his final state of the university speech Thursday, University of Georgia President Michael Adams called for creating a College of Fine Arts and a School of Marine Science. He also said Georgia needs to expand doctor training and biomedical research by the state’s public universities.
Thu., January 24, 2013 5:00pm
State healthcare officials told lawmakers Thursday they’re doing their best to keep ballooning medical costs down. But as they say Georgia’s aging population isn’t helping matters.
Mon., November 26, 2012 6:35am
The state has launched a new website to help you find the best hospital, nursing home or other licensed health care facility. It uses geomapping technology
Wed., September 12, 2012 6:29am
Business leaders, academics, non-profits, community groups and others are meeting in northeast Georgia this week for the Third Annual GeorgiaForward forum. The goal of the two-day event, which starts Wednesday, is to collaborate on improving the state's future.
Sat., September 8, 2012 2:00pm
Georgia officials are switching health care providers months after an audit found problems in a $13 million program meant to provide better treatment for the mentally ill.
Tue., August 21, 2012 5:14pm
Contract negotiations between Northeast Georgia Health System and insurer UnitedHealthcare are down to the wire, with the current contract set to expire at midnight Tuesday. This is the second contract between a Georgia provider and an insurer to go to the last minute in as many weeks. And it likely won’t be the last.
Mon., July 23, 2012 2:03pm
Northeast Georgia Health System is joining a $20 million federal project to improve coordination of healthcare between doctors, hospitals and specialists. The Gainesville system will help expand the idea of a “patient-centered medical home” into a “medical neighborhood.”
Fri., January 13, 2012 5:05pm
Georgia Democrats say they will propose a bill creating a healthcare exchange if Republican lawmakers don’t. They also say they’ve filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Pres. Obama’s healthcare reform law.
Tue., November 29, 2011 5:09pm
Authorities say that about 8,000 family members of active-duty soldiers stationed at Fort Benning will soon have the option of using a new medical clinic in north Columbus.
Fri., October 14, 2011 11:50am
A federal agency says Georgia, along with a dozen other states, falls short in offering consumers appeal options when they can’t get health insurance. The states must make fixes by January 1st. The national health reform law calls for a broader range of appeals options for people who can’t get coverage or payment on a claim. That means more consumers for the first time will have the right to have an independent panel review their case.