Georgia already ranks low nationally in several public health measures, and two rankings that appeared Wednesday won’t do much to enhance the state’s portfolio. The March of Dimes issued its Premature Birth Report Card, and the state received an “F’’ for its high pre-term birth rate. Read more
Health care interests figure prominently for the lobbyists working for Nathan Deal’s transition team and inaugural committee. Jim Walls has an article on Atlanta Unfiltered reviewing the client lists for lobbyists who are helping the governor-elect. Read more
About one in seven Medicare hospital patients experienced an ”adverse event” during their hospital stay, says a government study released Tuesday, USA Today reports.  The newspaper said the study is the first of its kind aimed at understanding such problems in hospital care. Here’s a link to the Office... Read more
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines announced Tuesday that it will give the Grady Health Foundation more than $2 million over five years to help support Grady Memorial Hospital. The money will go to capital improvements such as ICU patient monitoring equipment at the downtown Atlanta hospital. Read more
Today begins a time of decision-making for Medicare beneficiaries. It’s open enrollment season for seniors and people with disabilities who have Medicare. Consumer Corner offers resources to help guide people on their choices. Read more

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