Robert W. Bush, a Savannah public interest attorney, says in a new GHN Commentary piece that the way to improve Medicare is not through drastic cuts, but through changes such as allowing the federal government to negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies. ‘’Why are taxpayers the ones who are... Read more
Georgia health officials have launched a campaign to stop persistent fraud in a $300 million federal nutrition program for low-income women and children. The anti-fraud initiative in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) has led to a handful of recent arrests, state officials say.... Read more
After being vacant for almost 10 months, the job of state disability services ombudsman has been filled. Corinna Magelund, who was an official in the administration of the previous governor, Sonny Perdue, has been appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal to take over the ombudsman position. Magelund most recently served... Read more
Emory is focusing on patient convenience and safety in its plans to build a 210-bed Emory University Hospital tower, an internal email says. The project also includes a new emergency room and new operating rooms, said the Friday email from John Fox, president and CEO of Emory Healthcare, to... Read more
Grady Health System, facing a $17 million shortfall, is cutting 120 jobs, according to an internal memo obtained by Georgia Health News. Reasons for the job cuts, as stated in the memo from Mark Chastang, Grady’s chief operating officer, include reduced state and county funding to the hospital; a... Read more

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