When COVID brings despair, Columbus hospital chaplains share hope
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, as the lead chaplains at their Columbus hospitals, Pat Ingram and the Rev. Marlon Scott already felt their teams played vital roles in the lives of patients, families and staff. But the coronavirus has made their services more critical to healthcare because they often are... Read more
Northeast Georgia seeing more COVID patients
The Northeast Georgia Health System is treating 149 COVID-19 patients as of Nov. 26, 3 more than the day before and 12 more than the previous week. The health system reported a peak of 179 on Aug. 10. Read the full article: Gainesville Times Read more
Valdosta health system preps for insurance change with Anthem
A tiered insurance package by Anthem will no longer be in network with South Georgia Medical Center and hospitals in surrounding counties.  SGMC officials said the departure of the Pathways insurance package will affect the Lowndes, Berrien and Lanier counties. Ronnie Dean, SGMC chief executive officer, told the Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes... Read more
Cannabis commission seeking growers, manufacturers
The state panel in charge of Georgia’s medical marijuana program is opening the search for businesses interested in growing the leaf crop and converting it into cannabis oil. The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission voted Monday to release a Request for Proposals that will lead to the granting... Read more
Georgia couple, both teachers, battling COVID, with him in ICU
A husband and wife who both work as elementary school teachers in Georgia are batting the coronavirus, with one of them hospitalized in intensive care. Patrick Key, an art teacher at Hendricks Elementary School in Cobb County, began feeling sick Nov. 6, according to WSB-TV. His wife, Priscella Key, a first-grade... Read more

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