Egleston files state application for proposed new hospital
Egleston Children’s Hospital, a subsidiary of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, filed a state application Monday for its proposed hospital in the Atlanta suburb of Brookhaven. The $1.5 billion project for the North Druid Hills campus would be the largest hospital construction plan, in terms of cost, in the history of... Read more
Number of uninsured kids in Georgia down sharply under ACA
The state has seen a decrease of more than 85,000 in its number of uninsured children since the Affordable Care Act was implemented, a new report says. Georgia had the fourth-highest such decrease among states from 2013 to 2016, said the report from the University of Minnesota’s State Health... Read more
National activist hails state’s new law on child sex abuse education
The first sexual abuse that Erin Merryn suffered was by an adult neighbor. She was 6 years old when it started and 8 when it ended. “I didn’t tell anyone,’’ Merryn says now. “Nobody knew why I was acting out.’’ Then a teenage cousin sexually abused her when she... Read more
Georgia’s health system ranks 40th in national scorecard
Georgia improved by one spot, reaching No. 40 in an annual ranking of states’ health systems, released Thursday. The state’s ranking in the Commonwealth Fund report is similar to the results on other national scorecards in health care. Georgia was ranked 41st last year in the State Health System Performance scorecard... Read more
Flu season has left a trail of deaths, and perhaps a few lessons
Dr. Hany Atallah of Grady Memorial Hospital saw a patient Monday who had flu symptoms. This possible flu sufferer — who also happened to be a Grady employee — showed that the disease can still appear, weeks after it reached its peak. Still, for Atallah, Grady’s chief of emergency medicine, the... Read more

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