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Emory Healthcare may take over part of mall
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Big-name partnership in cancer care formed northwest of Atlanta
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Hepatitis A and E. coli outbreaks continue to beset Georgia
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Emory Healthcare may take over part of mall

Struggling Northlake Mall in Atlanta may get some much-needed vitality from a deep-pocketed new tenant: Emory Healthcare.

Emory is considering investing at least $20 million in an administrative offices project that would take over about one-third of the mall, along I-285 near Tucker, according to a recent report by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Administrative offices, a training and conference center and a new centralized medical lab are possible uses of the space, the Business Chronicle reported.

Emory Healthcare told GHN this week that it’s considering Northlake Mall “as a potential location for consolidating administrative functions currently ...

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Big-name partnership in cancer care formed northwest of Atlanta

WellStar Health System announced a partnership Friday with Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers (NGOC) to enhance community-based cancer care in the northwest Atlanta suburbs.

The Marietta-based oncology group’s main service is providing chemotherapy infusion to cancer patients. The locations that will serve WellStar patients in this partnership will be in Marietta, Austell, Douglasville, Hiram, Cartersville and Jasper.

Dr. Bruce Gould, president of NGOC, said Friday that through this ‘’professional services agreement,’’ WellStar will supply billing and collections services, purchasing of expensive cancer drugs, and help in facilities management, as well as employ the oncology group’s staff.

“This partnership aligns with our core belief that ...

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Hepatitis A and E. coli outbreaks continue to beset Georgia

Hepatitis A cases continue to surge in Georgia, with 31 more cases reported since about a week ago, Public Health officials said Wednesday.

Since June 1, 2018, Georgia has seen 245 hepatitis A infections, with most of them coming this year.

Health officials also said Wednesday that the number of Georgians hit by an E. coli outbreak has increased to 27, up from 17 a week ago. The CDC late last week identified the probable source of the E. coli as contaminated ground beef.

The hepatitis outbreak has especially affected the Rome area of northwest ...

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Georgia women doctors to take over top posts at national physician organizations

For generations, the U.S. physician workforce has been overwhelmingly male. But that’s changing, especially among younger doctors.

The Association of American Medical Colleges reported in 2017 that for the first time ever, women made up a majority (50.7 percent) of those enrolling in medical schools. That trend continued last year, with 51.6 percent of enrollees being women.

This workforce transformation can already be seen at the top of leading national physician organizations.

And a trio of female physicians are set to head up the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Physicians.

Strikingly, each is a Georgia doctor.

Drs. Patrice Harris ...

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