Georgia, feds reach deal on fixing 2010 agreement
State and federal officials have reached agreement on how Georgia can improve and expand services for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness, building on the terms of a landmark 2010 pact. The agreement, filed Wednesday in federal court, addresses compliance problems that the Department of Justice and an independent... Read more
Collapse of Novant deal leaves Memorial Health in a quandary
The CEO of Memorial Health said Tuesday that the Savannah safety-net hospital system “has to do some regrouping’’ in the wake of Novant Health’s decision to back off a partnership. North Carolina-based Novant terminated negotiations Monday after months of talks, citing a conflict with the Chatham County Hospital Authority. In... Read more
Loss of the local hospital leaves a big hole in a rural region
This is the fifth in a series of articles about health care in Southwest Georgia, an area of the state that has great health needs and challenges, but also some innovative approaches to such problems. The series is the product of a collaboration between Georgia Health News and the... Read more
6 Georgia health centers get new federal funds
Federal health officials this week announced $6 million in funding to six community health centers in Georgia for facility renovation and expansion. The grantees are centers in Wrightsville, Colbert, Atlanta, Blakely, Richland and Columbus, Each center will receive $1 million. This funding builds on the nearly $4 million awarded... Read more
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

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