Category: Healthcare

$60 Million Lifeline Cast To Georgia’s Rural Hospitals

Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and Georgia House Speaker David Ralston issued a joint statement announcing that Georgia’s Rural Hospital tax credit reached its full donation cap for the first time ever.  This means that $60 million will be directed to 58 of Georgia’s most distressed rural hospitals.  The efforts of former state Representative Geoff Duncan

How Safe is Your Hospital?

Most of the time, I find ratings silly. However, one that I like to pay attention to is the Leapfrog Group’s semi-annual survey on hospital safety. In order to get an A rating from Leapfrog, hospitals are reviewed in 27 areas, including physician staffing in intensive care units, proper hygienic methods (think hand washing and

NARAL to Karen Handel: You’ve Gone “Too Far”

When does the debate on abortion begin? Probably not with tax bills. Certainly not with tax bills if you are NARAL, which took issue over Karen Handel’s “pushing” the new GOP tax bill*. In other words: NARAL views Handel’s seat as vulnerable and on that we agree. In a statement released ahead of Thursday’s vote

AG Approves Sale of Oconee Regional Medical Center

Chris Carr, Georgia’s Attorney General, approved the sale of Milledgeville’s Oconee Regional Medical Center to Navicent Health Oconee LLC on Monday afternoon, according to the Union-Recorder. There had been rumblings about Oconee Regional’s financial health for at least the past four years. Hospital staff have cited an aging population, declining government payments, increasing numbers of uninsured

“Repeal and Replace” is Dead – What Does that Mean for Georgia?

Monday night at a dinner with select Senators, in his typical bombastic way, President Trump said they — presumably meaning Senate Republicans and not Republicans in general to include him — would look like “dopes,” and also “terrible” and “weak,” if they didn’t pass the Better Care Reconciliation Act. Almost simultaneously, two Senators not at the meeting,