State AG backs wider view of records in hospital court fight
The state’s attorney general has urged the Georgia Supreme Court to reverse a lower court opinion that barred access to Northside Hospital’s financial records. Chris Carr, in office since late last year, said in a Monday court filing that the Georgia Open Records Act is broader in its applications... Read more
Maverick on CON laws quits board of hospital association
The continual combat over the state’s health facility licensure program has claimed another casualty. This time, it involves a board member of the state’s biggest hospital organization. Jim Davis, CEO of University Health Care System in Augusta, has resigned his post as chairman-elect and board member of the Georgia... Read more
A little-known star of hospital safety in Georgia
This is the third in a series of articles reported in Northwest Georgia, an area rich in stories about unmet health needs and about people and programs making a difference. Georgia Health News and the health and medical journalism graduate program at UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication collaborated... Read more
Struggling hospital in Milledgeville OKs purchase deal
Oconee Regional Medical Center, a financially troubled Milledgeville hospital, has agreed to be sold to a California-based organization. Prime Healthcare Foundation will buy the Middle Georgia hospital for $12 millio under the deal, announced Wednesday evening. The nonprofit foundation is connected with Prime Healthcare Services, which operates 44 hospitals... Read more
Community Health board rejects loosening rules on surgery centers
A proposal to loosen Georgia rules on multispecialty surgery centers went nowhere in this year’s General Assembly session. The quest for such a change shifted on Thursday to a new venue – the state’s main health care agency. But the board of the state Department of Community Health, on... Read more

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