Flu slams Georgia, nation as season appears to peak
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... Read more
Health care largely missing from Deal annual address
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... Read more
Nursing home infections: Many facilities have problems, report says
An analysis of federal inspection records has found that 43 percent of Georgia nursing homes have been cited for infection-related problems in recent years. That percentage, though, is one of the lowest among the states, the Kaiser Health News study found. The KHN analysis of four years of federal... Read more
Task force proposing two new centers to boost Georgia health care
Acting on the first day of the 2018 Georgia General Assembly session, a task force of state lawmakers approved recommendations Monday to create two centers that its leaders say will develop data and solutions to improve health care in Georgia. Led by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the Georgia Health Care Reform... Read more
Woodruff Foundation to give $400 million to Emory
The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has pledged $400 million for Emory health care initiatives in what would be the largest gift to the historic Atlanta university. The aim of the gift is to find new cures for disease, develop innovative patient care models and improve the health of individuals... Read more

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