Medical evacuees await return; Georgians urged to be cautious in wake of storm damage
The more than 250 people in Georgia who became medical evacuees because of Hurricane Irma are expected to stay in place until Wednesday at the earliest. “We’re not looking to move any evacuees back until it’s safe,’’ said Adrianne Feinberg, director of emergency preparedness for the Georgia Hospital Association.... Read more
Ga. coastal hospitals, nursing homes sending patients inland as Irma threatens
Hospitals and nursing homes in coastal Georgia began to evacuate some patients Thursday, ahead of potential devastation from Hurricane Irma. While some patients are being evacuated, others will be “sheltered in place,’’ said Adrianne Feinberg, director of emergency preparedness for the Georgia Hospital Association. Feinberg told GHN that Friday would be a... Read more
Piedmont picks Tanzella to run Rockdale hospital
Richard Tanzella, chief operating officer of a Piedmont Healthcare physician management organization, will take over as CEO of Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers when it becomes the eighth hospital in the Atlanta-based system. Piedmont recently agreed to buy Rockdale Medical from LifePoint Health, a for-profit hospital chain. The hospital’s... Read more
Piedmont system to keep growing with acquisition of Conyers hospital
Piedmont Healthcare is expanding its footprint east of Atlanta with an agreement to purchase Rockdale Medical Center in Conyers. The deal, if completed, would give Atlanta-based Piedmont an eighth hospital in its system, joining the additions of Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens and Newton Medical Center in Covington,... Read more
DeKalb Medical says several health systems open to a partnership
Three months after sending out invitations for potential partnerships, DeKalb Medical Center says it has received bids from several suitors. Cheryl Iverson, a DeKalb Medical vice president, did not identify the hospital systems making offers. “We had a very good response,’’   Iverson said late last week. The partnership... Read more

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