Tue., June 10, 2014 12:48pm
The committee tasked by the governor with stemming the tide of rural hospital closures in Georgia has some big challenges ahead. They met for the...
Fri., April 11, 2014 7:30am
Gov. Nathan Deal has directed his community health commissioner to do something for rural hospitals, nine of which have closed in Georgia since 2000...
Thu., March 20, 2014 11:00am
In the wake of some recent closures of rural Georgia hospitals, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday an initiative to help such facilities survive...
Fri., March 14, 2014 11:00am
Rural health care may get a needed boost under a proposed regulation change that would allow a hospital to downsize its services, the commissioner of...
Tue., February 18, 2014 3:34pm
Another rural hospital in Georgia is closing its doors, the eighth since 2000. Officials at Lower Oconee Community Hospital in rural Wheeler County...
Fri., February 14, 2014 12:00pm
Lower Oconee Community Hospital in southeast Georgia has closed due to financial problems, becoming the state’s fourth rural hospital to do so in the...
Mon., December 30, 2013 12:15pm
Georgia health care had more than its share of drama and surprises in 2013. Some of the big stories were linked to the Affordable Care Act. This far-...
Tue., November 12, 2013 11:00am
What happens when a rural community loses a hospital? Jobs disappear. Hopes for economic development fade. Residents look for a new route to the...
Fri., September 6, 2013 6:50pm
Another rural Georgia hospital struggles to stay alive in tough economic times.
Tue., September 3, 2013 11:00am
A hospital emergency room in central Georgia will soon close its doors. Flint River Hospital in Montezuma plans to close its emergency department on...