Navicent CEO Saunders steps down
The Medical Center, Navicent Health says that President and CEO Dr. Ninfa Saunders has effectively stepped down. In a release from the hospital, “As previously communicated, Dr. Ninfa Saunders recently informed us that after an eight-year tenure as President & CEO of Navicent Health, she would be retiring in early... Read more
For deaf people, pandemic brings unique problems
By Madeline Laguaite When Julie Burton was growing up, she had a hard time communicating with the people and the world around her. Being born profoundly deaf posed many challenges for the young Burton. But life changed for her when she started school at the Alabama School for the... Read more
It’s vital to boost domestic drug production
By Maria Thacker-Goethe We are seeing economic loss, strain on our health care systems and an unimaginable loss of life in our country due to the coronavirus pandemic. While we have confronted many challenges in the medical arena in recent months, our health care supply chain – which ensures... Read more
Medicaid needs relief amid COVID crunch
By Jeff Graham The COVID-19 pandemic has burdened an already strained health care system for months without an end in sight for some of the most at-risk populations, including the LBGT community, seniors, and those with pre-existing conditions. It has also reflected, as a result of systematic inequalities, staggering... Read more
Kemp order opens path for long-term care visits
More visitors will be allowed into long-term care facilities under new state guidelines issued late Tuesday. Gov. Brian Kemp authorized in-person visitation “subject to specific criteria and restrictions outlined by the Department of Public Health,” according to a press release. The governor’s order also clarifies that community and state ombudsmen... Read more

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