Closing often cause struggling communities to weaken even further
Three rural hospitals have closed in Georgia this year, including hospitals in Arlington and Richland.
The inspiration for 'October baby' speaks at local event
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Lee County recently hosted its second annual banquet featuring a speech by Gianna Jessen, a noted speaker and inspiration for the 2012 film “October Baby.”
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Forgiveness not only conveys love, it is a healthy choice
There is evidence that having a forgiving nature with others leads to better health.
Numerous other costs will rise after a year of extremely high claims
No decisions have been made, but Rabun said it is likely there will be an increase in the monthly deduction for health coverage. Now, a Lee County employee pays $49 a pay period for coverage that includes just the employee, assuming he participates in an optional wellness program. The cost is $86 otherwise.
Impact of state hospital closures to be discussed at upcoming forum
Frank Berry, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavorial Health and Developmental Disabilities, will be the main speaker at a forum on Tuesday discussing behavorial health issues.
Bariatric surgeons from Americus to discuss weight loss options
Gastric banding and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy are expected to be among the procedures discussed at an upcoming seminar in Albany
HEALTH & FITNESS COLUMN: Push-ups improve upper body strength and require no equipment
Even if you have not done a push-up in years, the exercise can easily be incorporated into your fitness routine.
Emphasis is on driving discharge length of stay, improving registration process
Among the goals in the emergency department at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is to get patients in and out within 160 minutes.
Georgia's C grade is best in six years
Georgia lowered its preterm birth rate to 12.7 percent from 13.2 percent, according to the March of Dimes 2013 Premature Birth Report Card.
Pats Bicycle Shop is depicted on Easter Seals 2013 Albany Christmas ornament
Easter Seals Southern Georgia revealed its 2013 Albany Christmas ornament, which depicts a bicycle shop that operated in downtown Albany for 35 years.
Phoebe Putney announces a partnership with xG Health Solutions based in Maryland
Officials say a rapidly changing health care landscape is bringing with it profound changes in reimbursement methods, shifting significant financial risk from payers to care providers.
National agency looks favorably on Darton nursing program
The recommendation comes not long after the school graduated it’s first group of 17 students receiving Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees this past July.
The medical director of Phoebe Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center becomes 62nd person to lead GOMA
Dr. Thomas Bozzuto is the first osteopathic physician in the specialty of wound care and hyperbaric medicine to become president of a state medical society, officials say.
President Obama and others have attempted to delay the DSH payment cuts until 2015.
The Affordable Care Act was written to expand access to care, but funding cuts may cause a reverse effect instead, the CEO of Grady Memorial Hospital says.
A hospitalized mother was able to do so after her daughter was able to arrange to get married at Phoebe Putney
A week before the ceremony, plans for an Atlanta wedding changed upon word that the mother of the bride was suffering from acute leukemia.
Health and Wellness
- Jingle Bell Jog in Albany set for Saturday
- Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital approves audited financial statements
- Groups succeed in lowering hospital readmission rates
- KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Have a healthy holiday season
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Series resurfaces memories of personal cancer battle
- Georgia has shortage of physician assistants
- Radiation Oncologist Chuck Mendenhall: Georgia governor out of touch
- Survivor Pat Tricquet: Cancer's given more than it's taken
- Cancer Coalition of South Georgia receives Mutual of America award
- Linda Van der Merwe important part of cancer battle