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
Accountability court helps offenders with mental illness rebuild lives
This week, Emmanuel Ellison celebrated a “birthday” that mattered more to him than the real 40th birthday that he will celebrate in May. April 12 marked three years of sobriety for Ellison after decades of heavy drinking, committing petty crimes and felonies, and experiencing unexplained extremes in mood and energy, which he... Read more
Closing of troubled nursing home shakes small community to its core
This article is the product of a collaboration between Georgia Health News and the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, a partnership made possible by the Ford Foundation and Grady College. More articles on health care in rural Georgia will follow this one in Georgia Health News.... Read more
Feds: Medicaid expansion would help thousands of mental health, drug patients
Expanding the state’s Medicaid program could bring tens of thousands of low-income Georgia into treatment for mental health and substance use problems, federal officials said Monday. A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report said 159,000 uninsured Georgians with mental illness or a substance use disorder had incomes... 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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