State identifies rural hospitals in biggest need of donation help
A South Georgia hospital has been ranked as the most financially stressed among 49 rural hospitals eligible for a new state tax credit program. State officials, after reviewing facility financials, have ranked Irwin County Hospital in Ocilla as the neediest among eligible rural hospitals. The program, created during the... Read more
Medical school seeking to expand Ga. footprint to underserved area
The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, which already has a campus in suburban Atlanta, is moving to develop another med school location in Georgia. PCOM has signed an agreement with Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, in southwest Georgia, to produce a feasibility plan and present it to an... Read more
Rural hospitals see ray of hope in tax credit program
The chief executive of two financially stressed hospitals in southwest Georgia looks forward to the promise of donations under a new state tax credit program. “The tax credit legislation is a lifeline for us, helping us keep essential services in our rural communities,’’ said Kim Gilman, who runs Phoebe... Read more
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
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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