Research with an Atlanta connection could help countless stroke patients
A clinical trial that involved Emory University and Grady Memorial Hospital may help produce an effective treatment for thousands of stroke victims nationally. For patients suffering a stroke, which occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off, current guidelines recommend blood clot removal only within six hours of the onset... Read more
DeKalb Medical again faces federal scrutiny over patient care
For the second time in four months, DeKalb Medical Center faces a federal deadline for approval of a plan of correction after a patient care problem. The latest case involved a nursing home patient who was admitted to the Decatur hospital in October. The patient, whose chief complaint was rectal... Read more
Major hospital partnership in the works in Middle Georgia
The hospital combination game has taken a second turn in less than a week, this time involving two Middle Georgia systems. Navicent Health, based in Macon, said Thursday that it’s exploring a partnership with Houston Healthcare in Warner Robins. The news from Middle Georgia follows an announcement Tuesday in metro Atlanta that Emory... Read more
State OKs new hospital for Lee County
In the biggest state health care licensing decision in years, Georgia regulators have approved Lee County’s bid to build a 60-bed, $123 million hospital. The certificate-of-need (CON) decision, announced Wednesday by the Department of Community Health, is being celebrated as a triumph for the southwest Georgia county and a... Read more
Partnership fever: Emory, DeKalb Medical ‘hoping to get married’
DeKalb Medical and Emory Healthcare have signed a letter of intent to develop a strategic partnership that could bring the two metro Atlanta health systems together under the Emory roof. The letter of intent means that DeKalb Medical, which has been seeking such a partnership, has ended discussions with... Read more

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