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
Emory envisions Hawks center as showplace of sports medicine
The new partnership between the Atlanta Hawks and Emory Healthcare goes far beyond the typical medical sponsorship of a sports team, Emory officials say. The Brookhaven training and sports medicine center, announced this week, will be the first pairing of a professional team and an academic medical center’s entire... Read more
The hospital combination game: Two examples in Georgia
The two deals are very different in size and other details, but the Georgia hospital combinations announced last week reflect the fast pace of such partnerships between sometimes distant health systems. WellStar Health System announced Friday that it had just added five Tenet Healthcare hospitals in the Atlanta region,... Read more
Legislature OKs tax credits for donations to rural health care
After some maneuverings at the eleventh hour of its 2016 session, the General Assembly passed a bill that would allow an individual or corporation to get a state tax credit for donating money to a rural health care organization. The proposal had appeared to be blocked recently when a... Read more

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