A lifesaving message for Georgia babies
Alone . . . back . . . crib. Those words highlight the message that Georgia’s first lady and health officials are emphasizing in a push to prevent sleep-related infant deaths. “We must educate parents about creating a safe sleeping environment for their babies,’’ Sandra Deal, wife of Gov.... Read more
Collapse of Novant deal leaves Memorial Health in a quandary
The CEO of Memorial Health said Tuesday that the Savannah safety-net hospital system “has to do some regrouping’’ in the wake of Novant Health’s decision to back off a partnership. North Carolina-based Novant terminated negotiations Monday after months of talks, citing a conflict with the Chatham County Hospital Authority. In... Read more
Loss of the local hospital leaves a big hole in a rural region
This is the fifth in a series of articles about health care in Southwest Georgia, an area of the state that has great health needs and challenges, but also some innovative approaches to such problems. The series is the product of a collaboration between Georgia Health News and the... Read more
Interim Southern Regional chief gets the job full time
Southern Regional Medical Center’s new owner has named Charlotte W. Dupré as permanent CEO of the Clayton County hospital. Dupré has been interim CEO since December. She led the hospital through the transition when it was acquired by California-based Prime Healthcare. “I am greatly honored by the trust placed... Read more
State’s hospital safety ranking goes down
About one-fourth of Georgia hospitals received an “A” grade on patient safety in newly published ratings. That percentage, determined by the Leapfrog Group, is down from this past autumn, when one-third of Georgia hospitals got an “A” in the organization’s ratings. The ratings from Leapfrog, a patient safety organization... Read more

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