Emory adds a new branch to its sports medicine network
Emory Healthcare has continued to expand its orthopedic and sports medicine services by opening a new clinic on its campus in Smyrna, a northwestern suburb of Atlanta. The outpatient center follows Emory’s recent sports partnerships with the Atlanta Hawks and the Atlanta Braves and helps spread the organization’s orthopedic... Read more
New Senate bill would allow cheaper, stripped-down health plans
The revised U.S. Senate health care legislation, released Thursday, shows some significant changes from the earlier version that ran into political roadblocks. The new draft bill would let insurers sell stripped-down, cheaper health plans that don’t comply with current benefit requirements, such as coverage of maternity and mental health care.... Read more
Report finds charity clinic helps more than its patients
A report by University of Georgia researchers shows that an Athens-area charitable health clinic is helping to reduce the number of unnecessary ER visits. The report examined 185 new patients who began receiving health care from the Mercy Health Center from Feb. 1 to July 31, 2015, and continued... Read more
Buyer emerges to save Millen hospital from closing
A rural hospital in eastern Georgia has been saved from closure. Optim Medical Center-Jenkins, set to close this month, announced Monday that it has been sold to GA Medical Holdings Corp. The 25-bed “critical access’’ facility in Millen in Jenkins County was due to merge operations with another hospital... Read more
Commentary: Don’t take the risk of dumping CON
Certificate of Need laws regulate health care facilities in Georgia — and they have provoked an endless stream of debate. Every year, the General Assembly’s assemblage of bills contains proposed changes to CON, backed by proponents who say the current regulations have stymied worthwhile projects. Retired health care executive... Read more

Help us pursue our nonprofit mission with a tax-deductible donation.

Credit Cards

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS

Donate Icon