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Crisp Regional Hospital gets ‘top performer’ status

Special to SEGAZINE

The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America, recognized Crisp Regional.
Source: Cordele Dispatch

Technology advances could lead to improved patient care
Through technology and other changes “we’re going to have better health care and lower costs,” Dennis White, president and CEO of Alliant Health Solutions, told an audience at the Health IT Leadership Summit in Atlanta.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Sunday

30,000 sign petition to ask for stop of training of Obamacare navigators
Some opponents of the Affordable Care Act say they have 30,000 signatures on a petition seeking to repeal the federal health reform law, and they’re calling on the University of Georgia to stop providing “navigators” to help people comply with it.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Sunday

Sign-ups for health exchange are lower than expectations
Just 106,000 people signed up for coverage in the new Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges in October, according to federal figures released last week.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald/Sunday

New synthetic drug proving to be a problem
The designer drug called “NBOME,” named after the chemical components used to make it, is already in Georgia.
Source: WSB-TV

Hospital closings in rural counties devastate residents
Georgia has seen three rural hospitals close this year: Charlton Memorial Hospital in Folkston; Stewart-Webster Hospital in Richland; and Calhoun Memorial in Arlington. A fourth, Flint River Hospital in Montezuma, closed its emergency room.
Source: Albany Herald

Albany woman works to raise awareness of Alpha-1 Antitryspin Deficiency
Source: Albany Herald


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