More legislators question need for consultants on rural hospital donations
Three prominent state lawmakers — siding with another influential colleague — say there’s no need for rural hospitals to hire consultants to obtain donations under a new Georgia program. The program, created by a law passed during the 2016 session of the General Assembly, allows tax credits for those... Read more
Changing of the guard on Grady’s board
Frank Blake, a retired chairman and CEO of Home Depot, has assumed leadership of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corp. board, succeeding Pete Correll. Correll helped rescue Grady from a financial crisis by leading an organizational restructuring eight years ago. A former Georgia-Pacific CEO, Correll will now serve as chairman... Read more
Emory partnership with Stratus boosts clout of hospital alliance
Emory Healthcare announced Monday that it has formed a partnership with Stratus Healthcare, an alliance of 21 hospitals and 1,500 physicians in Georgia. Stratus, created in 2013, is a loose alliance of Georgia health systems, with members cooperating on their common goals but not sharing equity interests. Stratus officials... Read more
Piedmont, United settle dispute, OK new contract
Almost two months after their contract expired, Piedmont Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare reached agreement early Saturday morning on a new deal. Under the new three-year contract, tens of thousands of Georgians who are United members will regain access to Piedmont’s array of hospitals and physicians without facing out-of-network charges. The agreement... Read more
Donation program for rural hospitals opens door for consulting firms
State health officials say 48 rural hospitals are eligible to receive donations from individuals and corporations under a new Georgia program that will give tax credits to donors. The list of eligible hospitals, along with financial forms, were issued by the state Department of Community Health this week. The... Read more

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