With flu activity up, mobile ER back at Grady
A surge in cases of flu and other illnesses has led Grady to return a mobile ER to its downtown Atlanta campus. The mobile unit, which is about the size of a tractor trailer and is owned by North Carolina-based Atrium Health, is the same one that served Grady... Read more
Hospitals at war vs. cybercrime — but it’s a hard war to win
Modern hospital security is not just about nabbing a few thieves who wander in looking for something to grab. Patients’ information — medical and personal — is a big prize for today’s crooks, and it’s at risk 24/7 if the proper protocols and training are not in place. St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens... Read more
Hospital groups open to a few CON changes; critics say more needed
As Georgia lawmakers push to revamp health care regulations, two major hospital groups have proposed some revisions to the state certificate-of-need system. Those proposals stemmed from months of hospital officials’ discussions on CON, which the industry has relentlessly defended for years in the Georgia General Assembly. But the hospital... Read more
Health care agenda: Will longtime disputes be resolved?
Despite a new lineup of legislators – as well as a new governor and lieutenant governor — many health care issues in the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly will have a familiar look. They are largely the same ones that have percolated under the Gold Dome in... Read more
Flu statistics worrisome in Georgia, but it’s too early to predict impact
Public Health officials said Tuesday that they’re concerned about flu trends in Georgia. It’s not clear whether the flu season could be as severe as last year’s, state epidemiologist Cherie Drenzek told the board of the Georgia Department of Public Health. “It’s too early to know,’’ she said, adding,... Read more

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