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.
Filipe Ribeiro of Doctors Without Borders Afghanistan talks to NPR about the future of the country's health care system under Taliban rule.
America has seen decades of consolidation of its hospitals, raising prices for consumers. President Biden now wants to do something about it.
On Monday, flames swept through outbuildings of the al-Hussein Teaching Hospital in Nasiryah that had been set up to isolate COVID-19 patients.
St. Joseph's/Candler Health System in Savannah is still recovering from a June 17 cyberattack, though patient care continues.
More than a year into the pandemic, it’s clear its impacts hit some communities much harder than others. People of color have died in greater numbers in many parts of the state, and COVID-19 death rates are often higher in rural areas with a shortage of medical facilities. On the latest Georgia Today podcast, host Steve Fennessy and Olivia Goldhill, an investigative reporter who covers the pandemic for Stat News, explore how hospital closures are hampering some counties’ efforts to combat the pandemic in southwest Georgia.