Partnership aims to boost health care in Harris County
A $600,000 fundraising campaign has been launched to help create a medical clinic in Harris County and help plug the local health care gap. The project is a public-private partnership among the Harris County Board of Commissioners, Harris County School District, Mercer Medicine and community leaders. Read the full article:... Read more
Where does Georgia go from here on COVID-19?
Georgia has reported consistent weekly declines in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations since hitting the top of a summer surge. But physicians, public health and data experts who spoke with McClatchy expressed concern that state leaders and health officials have not implemented more stringent coronavirus restrictions and the necessary public health... Read more
Data breach compromises Piedmont patient information in Columbus
Atlanta-based Piedmont Healthcare, which includes two hospitals and a cancer treatment center in Columbus, is mailing letters to an undisclosed number of patients to inform them that a data breach has compromised some of their private information. The data breach occurred at one of its vendors, South Carolina-based Blackbaud, a... Read more
Congressman says Fort Benning controls adequate for COVID
In the past four days, Chattahoochee County has reported 223 COVID-19 cases, including 59 new confirmed infections Thursday. Leaders at the national level have their eyes on Fort Benning, which is one of the Army’s largest training posts and is located mainly in Chattahoochee County. Congressman Sanford Bishop toured Fort... Read more
Mercer’s new medical school in Columbus to help ‘underserved’
Local officials and state leaders, including Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, were in Columbus on Thursday to celebrate the ground breaking of the upcoming Mercer University School of Medicine Columbus Campus. The campus will be built on six acres west of First Avenue and north of... Read more

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