Gwinnett hospitals to change name after Northside merger this month
Two massive health systems in metro Atlanta announced the launch date of their imminent merger. Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System will merge on Aug. 28, according to a statement from the Northside Hospital communications team. The merger will increase the capacity of the health system and alter names... Read more
Augusta VA summit promotes activities for vets with long-term injuries
Outdoor activities can help veterans get out of the house and experience camaraderie with those dealing with similar issues, said speakers at a mental health summit at Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. Read the full article: Augusta Chronicle  Read more
Marietta company recalling poultry products linked to listeria
Marietta-based Tip Top Poultry, Inc. is recalling approximately 135,810 pounds of fully cooked poultry products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Read the full article: Marietta Daily Journal  Read more
DFCS workers disciplined for violations
The Reveal investigators have uncovered records showing more than 40 percent of caseworkers who had disciplinary issues in the last four years at the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) were either negligent or inefficient in performing their assigned duties. Read the full article: 11Alive.com  Read more
Kemp calls on BD Bard to curb emissions
The battle for clean air in Covington took a major step Tuesday evening as Gov. Brian Kemp called on BD Bard to significantly reduce its emissions of cancer-causing ethylene oxide (EtO), according to a report from FOX 5 Atlanta. The Sterigenics plant in Smyrna, which also uses EtO, has... Read more

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