A number of resignations and reappointments were listed on a recent credentialing report from Phoebe
The most recent credentialing report, approved by the Professional Affairs Committee on Monday, went before the Credentials and Bylaws Committee on Dec. 22 and the Medical Executive Committee on Jan. 6.
Disturbing news for group of school workers
The Department of Community Health’s $13 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2016 would eliminate health insurance coverage for 11,500 “non-certificated’’ school personnel, such as bus drivers and cafeteria workers.
Georgia currently has the third-lowest state cigarette tax in the nation at 37 cents per pack. The average nationally is $1.54, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
Annual cancer fundraising event to feature TV personality as honoree
Ruthrie Garner has taken the platform of encouraging people to pay attention to their bodies. She is expected to bring that message to supporters of the Cancer Coalition of South Georgia as the honoree of its signature fundraising event.
News about Albany area business leaders
Marc Skalla, president of SASCO Chemicals in Albany, has elected to the National Association of Manufacturers Executive Committee.
HEALTH & FITNESS: For good health, spend less time in the chair
Most of us realize we need to be more active, but there is evidence that we need to spend less time sitting down also. A recent report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine examined 47 studies showing that “heavy sitters” were in poorer health, regardless of how much exercise they did.
Authority educated on Indigent Care Trust Fund as it relates to the Affordable Care Act
Roughly half a million dollars will be saved in interest costs as a result of the remarketing process for bonds in 2008 and 2010, Kerry Loudermilk, chief financial officer for Phoebe Putney Health System, said.
Fair will be conducted at Porterfield Memorial United Methodist
Representatives from various organizations will be at an upcoming special needs fair so families can browse, chat and collect information on how they or their children can benefit from the services the organizations provide.
The annual event is meant to raise hunger awareness and generate funds for both organizations
The 4th annual Empty Bowls event, a joint outreach for the Albany Area Arts Council and the SOWEGA Council on Aging, draws a crowd of enthusiastic participants.
What to watch for Georgia in healthcare for 2015
The rural health care crisis will continue to grip Georgia in 2015.
OPINION: Proper hand hygiene and staying home when sick are key to containing the spread of flu
Flu season is far from over. It’s extremely important to understand the illness and continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of germs.
HEALTH AND FITNESS: get your body in motion is critical to good health
This time of year, we often find ourselves making New Year resolutions that involve physical activity. So let’s talk about physical activity movement.
Georgia ranks No. 5 among 37 states
Bill Custer, a health insurance expert at Georgia State University, said Wednesday that the 398,000 enrollment figure “is a little higher than I would have predicted.”
Phoebe Worth CEO to head Cuthbert hospital
Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center is a non-profit, county owned facility managed by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with oversight from the Hospital Authority of Randolph County.
Unlike similar organizations in other states, GHA has not advocated Medicaid expansion
The GHA proposal, obtained by Georgia Health News, calls for the state to take advantage of the federal government’s commitment to absorb 100 percent of the costs of expanding the program until 2017.
Health and Wellness
- Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital implements patient safety initiative
- Albany Pink walk for breast cancer patients set for March 21
- NORMA KARST: Horses teach responsibility and caring
- FTC extends delay in adjudication of Phoebe North case
- KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: For most kids' activities, water's the best drink
- 2015 Relay for Life fast approaching
- Georgia Hospital Association CMO Doug Patten says soaring health care costs must be brought under control
- Rural health panel offers plan to cut ER use
- Will your hospital change hands?
- Plant-based diet, exercise needed to protect heart health