Georgia senators voted to allow new hospitals to be built in counties with fewer than 50,000 residents without state permission. The measure is particularly aimed at allowing an undisclosed entity to build a new hospital in the home county of Republican Lt. Gov. Burt Jones.
Tests ruled out a stroke and found no evidence of a seizure. Fetterman went to the hospital after feeling lightheaded at a Senate Democratic retreat.
An Atlanta-area hospital system could take over the hospitals affiliated with Georgia's only public medical school under a deal announced Tuesday. Augusta University Health System says it has signed a letter of intent to join Marietta-based nonprofit Wellstar Health System.
According to a Georgia Department of Public Health report, Georgia had the 12th-highest stroke death rate in the U.S. in 2020. With 4,821 deaths, it was the fourth-leading cause of death that year. And racial disparities are not the only issue making Georgians more vulnerable to stroke. A glance at the map of hospitals participating in the stroke registry shows wide gaps across parts of the state that are distant from big cities.
Lupron, a drug patented half a century ago, treats advanced prostate cancer. It costs a few hundred dollars in the U.K. — so why are U.S. hospitals charging so much more to administer it?
Grady Health System is expected to take on hundreds of extra patients per day following the closure of Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center on Nov. 1.
Georgia has seen several rural hospitals shutter in the past decade, but this year Atlanta has joined other urban centers with facility closures. The Wellstar announcement has stoked the political debate over Medicaid expansion ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
North Carolina-based Atrium Health, which owns and operates Atrium Health Navicent in Macon, announced Wednesday its merger with the Midwest’s Advocate Aurora Health.
Georgia's rural hospitals were struggling long before COVID-19 crushed them with a wave of patients. As surges subside, hospitals and communities wonder where they go from here.
The husband of a Black woman who died hours after childbirth in 2016 has sued Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, saying she bled to death because of a culture of racism at the renowned hospital.
Wellstar announced that it’s converting the 200-bed East Point hospital into a primary care, outpatient and rehabilitation center.
Alan Hawes hopes his photos of health care workers and COVID patients will show the toll of this pandemic — and convince the unvaccinated to get their COVID shots.
Are Atrium Health Navicent executives about to get a pay raise? It’s hard to tell.
Lewis County General Hospital in upstate New York is pausing maternity services later this month after dozens of staff members quit because they refused to get a COVID-19 vaccine.