State OKs new hospital for Children’s Healthcare
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has received state approval for its planned 446-bed hospital in Brookhaven. The approval of the certificate-of-need application was announced late last week. The project was not opposed by any other hospital system. The project features additional beds and expanded services that allows Children’s to relocate... Read more
Autumn upturn: Leapfrog safety ratings improve in Georgia
The new Leapfrog Group report card on hospital safety found that 26 Georgia hospitals scored an “A” grade, up from 15 in the spring ratings. The Leapfrog Group’s report for the fall, released Thursday, said 35 percent of graded Georgia hospitals got a top mark for patient safety. That... Read more
Northside suffers another legal setback in fight over its records
Northside Hospital has lost another round in court in its long-running open records fight. But the case still may have more time to run before a final resolution. The new ruling comes almost a year after the Georgia Supreme Court reversed lower court decisions that barred access to Northside’s... Read more
More transparency urged on tax donation program for rural hospitals
Tens of millions of dollars in business and individual donations have gone to Georgia rural hospitals this year, thanks to a popular state tax credit program. But how hospitals are spending that money this year has not been officially tracked, the state says. And right now, there apparently isn’t... Read more
Rural hospitals survive — and shine — amid the devastation of Michael
The morning after Hurricane Michael struck, the hospital in Blakely got a call from the Early County sheriff’s office. A woman, 27 weeks pregnant, was in labor and needed to come to the hospital. Michael had swept through southwest Georgia, knocking out power, downing large numbers of trees and... Read more

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