School mask policies: A study in contrasts

Feature Dec 3, 2020 0

By Annie Waldman and Heather Vogell This article comes from ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  On an August morning in Emanuel County in eastern Georgia, hundreds of children bounded off freshly cleaned school buses and out of... Read more

Georgia Power’s land buys: A cover for pollution?

Feature Nov 24, 2020 0

Sunken Costs: The utility giant’s quiet purchasing spree could shield it from coal ash... Read more

Questions and answers on COVID vaccines

Feature Nov 20, 2020 0

Dr. Ed Ades works with consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton on its health team.... Read more
California exec picked to run Macon-based Navicent Health

A California hospital executive has been named the next president and CEO of Macon-based Navicent Health.

Delvecchio S. Finley will assume his new role Feb. 1, Navicent announced Thursday.

 

Finley is replacing Ninfa Saunders, who stepped down recently after eight years as president and CEO of Navicent Health. She left those positions in October, with Navicent citing personal and health reasons, and Dr. Thomas Oliver took over on an ...

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Hospitals say staffing crunch is biggest pandemic challenge

The problems abound: Medical supply vendors are upping their prices, and there are occasional shortages of COVID-19 test equipment.

But Georgia hospital CEOs told Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday that their biggest challenge amid the pandemic is finding enough staff to treat people stricken by COVID and also take care of other patients.

There are ”not enough RNs out there,’’ said Don Avery, CEO of Fairview ...

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Many hospitals report rise in COVID patients, fear post-holiday surge

Many Georgia hospitals have seen a steady and troubling rise in COVID patients in recent weeks.

And hospital leaders are worried that gatherings during the Thanksgiving holidays will drive those numbers even higher in the next couple of weeks.

Many states are currently being hit harder than Georgia in terms of a COVID hospital crunch. A record-high 96,039 virus patients were hospitalized in the United States ...

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Will nursing homes be among first to get COVID vaccine?

Gov. Brian Kemp said Monday that as COVID-19 vaccine doses begin to be distributed, Georgia’s long-term care facilities should be among the first in line to get them.

Kemp said that if federal approvals of vaccines come as expected, the shots should begin arriving the second or third week of December.

The governor, speaking to a roundtable of industry leaders, added that more than 95 percent ...

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Even a pandemic can’t keep these seniors down
Recent research reveals that older populations are less consumed by pandemic depression than those that are younger. According to...
It’s vital to boost domestic drug production
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Medicaid needs relief amid COVID crunch
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How to wean the Medicare system off opioids
By Drs. Douglas Blackmon and David Paine Over the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged the world,...
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