A jury in Valdosta on Wednesday found the former CEO of Archbold Medical Center guilty on all six counts of Medicaid fraud. Jurors deliberated two and a half hours before rendering the verdict against Ken Beverly. He will be sentenced at a later date. Prosecutor Jim Crane cited ‘’large... Read more
The executive director of Georgia’s largest physicians organization has been picked to head the state Department of Community Health. David Cook, an attorney and longtime head of the Medical Association of Georgia, was rumored to be at the top of Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s list for the DCH job. As... Read more
$7 billion is a lot of taxpayer dollars. That’s the cost of the government Medicaid and PeachCare programs in Georgia, and it alone would make Gov.-elect Nathan Deal’s choice for Department of Community Health commissioner vitally important for the state. But it’s only part of the picture. On Friday,... Read more
For years, Ken Beverly was a powerful voice, testifying on behalf of hospitals at the General Assembly and taking his message to the media. As the longtime president and CEO of Archbold Medical Center, Beverly helped make the health system a major hospital player in Georgia. The Thomasville-based organization... Read more
Recent departures of CEOs at three large urban health systems created big waves within the Georgia hospital industry. At the same time, though with less public attention, an even bigger exodus of hospital CEOs has rocked rural areas of the state. A new survey shows that one of every... Read more

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