DeKalb Medical says several health systems open to a partnership
Three months after sending out invitations for potential partnerships, DeKalb Medical Center says it has received bids from several suitors. Cheryl Iverson, a DeKalb Medical vice president, did not identify the hospital systems making offers. “We had a very good response,’’   Iverson said late last week. The partnership... Read more
Many migrant farmworkers face medical challenges, barriers to care
The fields in Colquitt County in South Georgia are green this time of year and laden with cucumbers, eggplant and melons — vegetables that represent summertime and healthy eating. Many of the people who pick them, though, have health challenges. The farmworkers who move through the region, harvesting and... Read more
Medicaid adjustment benefit? Bill could give break to Georgia
Tucked inside the U.S. Senate health care bill is a little-discussed provision that could benefit Georgia, according to a conservative organization. The overall Senate legislation continues to be in flux as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) searches for votes to pass it. Still, the current Senate version – like the House... Read more
Pediatricians worry about what Senate bill would do to Medicaid
Two of three Medicaid beneficiaries in Georgia are children. The national average is lower, with 43 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries being kids, but the numbers are still huge. So when cuts to the government program are proposed, as is the case with Republican health care legislation in Congress, many... Read more
Grady gets big corporate grant to help fight HIV
The Grady Health Foundation announced Wednesday that a giant biopharmaceutical company is donating $2 million to help renovate the Grady system’s HIV/AIDS center in Atlanta. The Grady Ponce de Leon Center, which opened in 1993, serves about 6,000 patients annually from a 20-county area that includes Fulton and DeKalb,... Read more

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