Kaiser, Emory strike deal on model of care for two Atlanta hospitals
Emory Healthcare and Kaiser Permanente announced a new collaboration Wednesday that will make two Emory hospitals the primary facilities for Kaiser doctors and patients in metro Atlanta. Under the agreement, Kaiser will introduce its national model of hospital care to Emory University Hospital Midtown and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital.... Read more
Children’s takes first step in seeking biggest state permit ever for proposed complex
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has taken its first step toward state approval of its plan for a $1.5 billion North Druid Hills campus. It would be the largest hospital construction plan, in terms of cost, in the history of the Georgia certificate-of-need (CON) program, experts say. The pediatric care... Read more
New report says Medicaid expansion would cover 473,000 more Georgians
A new report estimates that a full Medicaid expansion in Georgia would provide health insurance to 473,000 more residents in 2019. The Urban Institute policy brief, released Wednesday, is the latest to predict the effect of expansion on the state. Georgia is among 19 states that have not expanded... Read more
Emory goes Down Under to deliver nighttime intensive care here
Hospitals, like many other workplaces, have a tough time filling slots on the night shift. Few doctors and nurses want to work overnight hours, which are often inconvenient and can take a toll in fatigue and burnout. But in a novel way, Emory medical providers are addressing the problem.... Read more
Can new coating for medical devices do what antibiotics can’t?
A new coating for medical devices that are inserted into the body could help prevent infections, according to researchers in the University of Georgia’s College of Engineering. They developed a technology called LINOREL — or liquid-infusing nitric oxide-releasing silicone — that can coat devices such as catheters and surgical... Read more

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