Rockdale hospital officially joins Piedmont family
Rockdale Medical Center, about 25 miles east of Atlanta, has officially become the eighth hospital in the Piedmont Healthcare system. The hospital — in Conyers, the seat of Rockdale County — was purchased from LifePoint Health, a for-profit company based in Tennessee. Piedmont officials announced the completion of the... Read more
A hospital crisis is killing rural communities. This state is ‘Ground Zero’
Special Report: Inside three Georgia counties that have struggled to keep their vulnerable hospitals ― and futures  ― alive This article was produced through a partnership between Georgia Health News and HuffPost. It was written by HuffPost reporter Lauren Weber and GHN editor and CEO Andy Miller. GLENWOOD ―... Read more
Irma medical evacuees make it home safe
The last of Georgia’s medical evacuees from Tropical Storm Irma returned home Monday, Public Health officials said. “There were no public health issues that we are aware of during the evacuation or return home,’’ said Nancy Nydam, a spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Public Health. Hundreds in Georgia became medical... Read more
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

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