Kemp appoints new commissioner to Department of Human Service
A veteran of the Georgia Department of Human Services is stepping up to become the agency’s commissioner. Gerlda Hines, who has been serving as the department’s chief of staff, will take over the lead role July 1, Gov. Brian Kemp announced late Tuesday. Read the full article: Capitol Beat... Read more
Floyd board approves foundation agreement with Atrium
The combination of the Floyd health care system with Atrium Health is taking another step forward with the approval of resolutions establishing a joint Floyd-Polk health care foundation. The proposal was approved Monday night by Floyd Healthcare Management Inc. The Hospital Authority of Floyd County is scheduled to vote... Read more
Georgia seeking to postpone limited Medicaid waiver
State health officials are asking the federal government’s permission to delay the implementation date of a limited, Georgia-specific expansion of Medicaid for at least a month. In a letter dated June 24, state Community Health Commissioner Frank Berry cited a decision during the early weeks of the Biden administration... Read more
Kemp issues final COVID emergency order
Gov. Brian Kemp Tuesday issued what is expected to be the last statewide public health emergency of the coronavirus pandemic era. The order will expire on Thursday, July 1, at 12 a.m. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service  Read more
VP Harris takes vaccine push to Georgia
Vice President Kamala Harris brought the Biden administration’s “Month of Action” campaign for COVID-19 vaccinations to Atlanta Friday. After dropping by a vaccination site at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Martin Luther King Jr. once preached and U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., now occupies the pulpit, Harris spoke to students... Read more

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