Red Cross has lowest supply of blood in 6 years
Dr. Baia Lasky, regional medical director of the American Red Cross of Georgia, reports the emergency assistance organization is experiencing its lowest post-summer blood and platelet inventory level in six years, largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the region has less than a day’s supply of certain blood types. Read... Read more
Medical clinic planned for Bryan County near megasite
St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System announced today that it plans to build six-acre medical complex in the Interstate Centre Industrial Park, near the Bryan County megasite at the I-16/Highway 280 interchange, making it the first medical facility in Georgia’s fastest-growing county. Read the full article: Savannah Morning News Read more
Savannah, Chatham still in Covid red zone, despite drop in new cases
The good news: Chatham County’s COVID-19 census numbers have dropped since the last week in August, when the county experienced a third-wave peak of new infections. Since Aug. 25, new cases have fallen by 35%. The bad news: The decline isn’t close to pulling Chatham out of the Red Zone. Read... Read more
Savannah, Chatham to offer $500 incentive for vaccination
The City of Savannah, Chatham County, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and Chatham Area Transit have joined together to offer a $500 vaccine incentive to all full and part-time employees. The new incentive program was announced on Monday. Read the full article: Savannah Morning News Read more
Lawsuit filed against Savannah hospitals over ransomware attack
Daniel Elliott, a Georgia resident and patient of St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital Health System, has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of himself and the 1.4 million patients, professionals, and clients whose personal, financial and health information may have been compromised in the ransomware attack against the hospital’s IT systems. Read the full article: Savannah Morning... Read more

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