Cold air invades Georgia, South
A blast of cold air drove temperatures below freezing in many Southern states. In Atlanta, the chilly weather system brought temperatures down to the mid-20s early Tuesday, prompting city officials to open warming shelters. Read the full article: Rome News-Tribune Read more
Water leak hits Scottish Rite Hospital
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite Hospital was assessing damage Sunday night after a fire sprinkler line broke and caused a water leak, officials said. The leak happened on the second floor and affected portions of the first floor and basement, according to a statement by the hospital. Read... Read more
Tax credit program for rural hospitals lags in donations
The rural hospital tax credit didn’t even hit its $60 million cap last year for the first time since lawmakers created the program in 2016. Read the full article: Capitol Beat News Service  Read more
The challenge of replacing rural physicians
Bringing health care to rural areas faces myriad of challenges — from a lack of Medicaid expansion to big-name pharmacies running independent pharmacies out of business — all while the few doctors already in those areas are reaching retirement age. Read the full article: Valdosta Daily Times  Read more
Injuries from falls a common problem
Falling is much more than an inconvenience for many in Hall County. Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s trauma program and Hall County Fire Services see more victims of falls than any other type of injury. Read the full article: Gainesville Times  Read more

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