Dr. Tom Price, largely out of the public eye since resigning as U.S. health secretary, has been named to the advisory board of an Alpharetta-based company.
Jackson Healthcare is the third-largest U.S. health care staffing company, with nearly $1 billion in revenue.
“Nobody has as profound an understanding of the national health care landscape as Dr. Price,” Richard L. Jackson, chairman and CEO of Jackson Healthcare, said in a statement. “Tom has exhibited an unwavering commitment to preserving the patient-physician relationship. That mindset, along with his physician, business and policy experience, will make him an invaluable addition to our board.”
Price, a surgeon, ...
The case started with a tip from concerned Dougherty County citizens.
They told authorities that residents of some Albany apartments were approaching people and “begging for food.’’
Those July complaints have culminated in the arrest of three people in what was described Tuesday by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr as a “horrific elder abuse scheme.’’
The residents of the Albany apartments were deprived “of health care, shelter and necessary sustenance,’’ he said. And the scheme siphoned off the residents’ Social Security benefits as well, he added.
Unlicensed personal care homes have been a problem in the ...
Five Georgians have died from the flu, which has also led to more than 300 hospitalizations in metro Atlanta this season, state officials report.
Georgia hospitals are seeing “a significant and rapid increase of patients’’ coming in with flu, the Georgia Hospital Association said Saturday. “This has placed an added strain on already limited supplies of IV solutions and medicines.”
Several hospitals in the state are restricting visitors during the flu surge.
Flu is widespread in every state except Hawaii.
In one slightly hopeful sign, CDC officials said Friday that this flu season may have reached its maximum intensity. Dr. Dan Jernigan, director of the ...
Gov. Nathan Deal, in his final State of the State address, announced Thursday that he is recommending $22.9 million in additional funding for children’s mental health services.
He based the funding on the work of a state commission on children’s mental health, which recently issued recommendation for improving kids’ services.ie
Deal, a Republican former congressman, has been elected governor twice and is ineligible under Georgia law to run again this year. Next year’s State of the State address will be given by a newly inaugurated governor.
The recommendation on funding was the only mention of health care in Deal’s address to the General Assembly.
In contrast, ...