Long-term care hospital closing in Rome
Kindred Hospital in Rome, a long term acute care hospital at 304 Turner McCall Blvd., will be closing this spring. Kindred Healthcare, LLC, based in Louisville, Kentucky, leases the building from a third-party real estate investment partnership. The Hospital Authority of Floyd County owns the property the building is... Read more
HCA/Memorial Health plans to build freestanding ERs in Pooler, Richmond Hill
Memorial Health CEO Shayne George said Thursday the health care provider is investing more than $12.45 million to purchase land in Pooler and Richmond Hill to build freestanding emergency rooms as part of its goal to ensure easy access to the best quality health care when an emergency strikes.... Read more
Atlanta couple test positive for coronavirus aboard cruise ship
Renee and Clyde Smith were passengers — along with their two grandsons — aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which has been tied up at the quay in Yokohama south of Tokyo, Japan, for nearly a week. They have since been moved to a hospital in Japan. Both Clyde... Read more
Emory researchers think they have a drug to fight coronavirus
Researchers at Emory think that genetic “bait and switch” could make their drug an effective treatment for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and COVID-19, the recently-minted name for the disease the viruses causes. “It’s a very simple principle: no virus, no disease,” George Painter, president of the Emory Institute for Drug Development, says.... Read more
Atrium reports big jump in operating income
A Charlotte, N.C.-based hospital system that has a partnership with Navicent Health in Macon had an operating income of $284 million in 2019 — an increase of 23.2% from the year before, the health system said Tuesday. The not-for-profit Atrium Health released its 2019 financial report after its first Board... Read more

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