One thousand, one hundred and fifteen minutes. That’s 18.5 hours. It’s not much time in the grand scheme of things. But it’s a very long time for a person who arrives in an ER to have to wait before being sent home. The 1,115-minute figure is reported on a... Read more
A proposal to build Georgia’s first freestanding emergency department has been rejected by state regulators. But this week’s decision by Department of Community Health reviewers may not close the door to other proposals to build standalone emergency departments – which unlike traditional emergency rooms are not physically located at... Read more
2012 is shaping up as a robust year for the state’s life sciences industry. The biggest splash came with the April announcement that Baxter International will build a $1 billion biopharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Stanton Springs, east of Atlanta, that will employ 1,500 people. Charles Craig, president of Georgia... Read more
Kaiser Permanente has once again been ranked No. 1 among Georgia’s commercial health plans by a major accrediting organization. It’s the eighth consecutive year that Kaiser Permanente Georgia has been rated tops in the state by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA, a leading managed care... Read more
Telemedicine making big difference for society’s smallest victims
A 9-year-old girl in rural Georgia discloses the unthinkable: sexual abuse by her stepfather. The case is referred to police and local child welfare officials, who contact the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children. A doctor soon conducts a physical examination and speaks with the child.... Read more

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