Representatives of Georgia hospitals expressed support Tuesday for streamlining the state’s certificate of need (CON) process for licensing new health care facilities and medical services without scrapping the law entirely.
An Atlanta-area hospital system has completed its takeover of Augusta University's hospitals. Both the University System of Georgia and Marietta-based Wellstar Health system say the deal will mean greater financial stability, more medical training and better care.
Eloise Reynolds encountered a perplexing reality in medical billing: Providers can come after patients for more money well after a bill has been paid.
State lawmakers are settling in for a long look at how Georgia regulates health care services and whether drastic changes should be pursued again next year.
Health care officials say the state program needs improvement.
Low reimbursements, high numbers of uninsured patients and staffing shortages are impacting rural hospitals nationwide. But in Randolph County, Ga., access to critical lifesaving care has all but disappeared.
Mayor Andre Dickens signed an executive order on Monday extending the ban on new development at the Atlanta Medical Center site in Old Fourth Ward.
The partnership between Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and a local technical college aims to encourage student nurses to live, and one day work, where they’re trained.
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.