Georgia Hospital Association CMO Doug Patten says soaring health care costs must be brought under control
Patten says country is spending twice as much money on health care as the rest of the developed world
Former Phoebe CMO Doug Patten says U.S. health care is top notch, but comes at twice the cost of the rest of the world.
Some parts of northern Georgia may see 3-5 inches of snow Wednesday
With a winter storm forecast for parts of northern Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal orders state offices to close at noon Wednesday in effected counties, where a state of emergency will be effective at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Neither chamber passed with veto-proof two-thirds majority
President Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline. House and Senate would need two-thirds majorities to override.
Ronnie Lee of Bronwood talks about impact of 2014 farm bill on producers
Ronnie Lee, who farms in Lee, Terrell and Sumter counties, tells senators that sound U.S. farm policy is essential in the production and marketing of crops such as cotton and peanuts.
Pilot sites includes Crisp Regional Hosptal in Cordele
The four pilot sites would be based in hospitals that serve different rural regions of the state: Union General in Blairsville, Appling HealthCare in Baxley, Crisp Regional in Cordele and Emanuel Medical Center in Swainsboro.
The national average for 2015 is expected by federal officials to be $2.33 this year
As warm weather approaches, so do 30- to 50-cent increases at the gas pump, market experts say.
Partnerships, purchases on the rise
The moves are coming fast as the whole U.S. health care system undergoes a transformation, at least partly because of the Affordable Care Act. Hospitals are being squeezed financially by changes in the way they are reimbursed, and by federal cuts and penalties.
Albany dietitian who achieved 100 pound weight loss discusses healthy diet and lifestyle
The focus should be on a diet that is plant-based and includes a healthy balance of lean meats, fish, whole grains, nuts and legumes, low fat dairy products — or soy milk, if lactose is out of the question — and vegetable oils, experts say.
Team investigates complaints inside Georgia prisons
Officer says many inmates don’t come into the correctional system as gang members, but they become gang-involved while in prison. New inmates may often join gangs inside prison walls as a matter of protection from other inmates.
Leo Beckmann of Georgia Ports Authority addresses Albany Rotary Club
Albany Rotary Club members got an opportunity to learn why the port of Savannah is so important to the state’s economy during a presentation at the club’s regular meeting Thursday from Leo Beckmann of the Georgia Ports Authority.
All three million Georgia members potentially affected
Current and former Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia members are being offered free identity repair assistance and credit monitoring services in the wake of a massive data breach involving the insurer’s parent company, Anthem.
Six Dougherty schools are on list of chronically under-performing schools
Senate Democrats want input into Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal to takeover state’s most distressed schools.
Purchase ends 57-year ownership of WTVA by Spain family
Heartland Media acquires its fifth TV station as the Atlanta-based broadcasting group purchases WTVA from the Spain family in Tupelo, Miss.
Emory and WellStar consolidation would shake up Atlanta health care market
Emory University and WellStar Health System announced last week that they are discussing a merger of their medical assets, a fusion that would face regulatory and logistical challenges. Completion of a deal is at least a year away.
The 12th annual Albany Tech Foundation fundraiser is set for March 20
Former Dougherty County DA Ken Hodges will face zingers, barbs and quips next month at the Albany Tech Foundation annual fundraiser roast.
- Georgia company recalling pecan product because of possible salmonella
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- Joel Wernick named to Georgia Trends Magazine's 100 Most Influential list
- Heritage, four other area businesses named to Georgia Trend's Top 100 public businesses
- Georgia unemployment rate up from July
- Metro Albany again leads state in lowest gas prices
- Time of change — and crisis — in the hospital world
- Georgia DOT suspends roadwork for sales tax holiday
- Georgia back-to-school sales tax-free weekend starts Friday
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