Deaths mount in Georgia as flu season stays severe
Seven more Georgians have died from the flu, bringing the total to 12 deaths across the state this influenza season, Public Health officials said Friday. There were 40 hospitalizations in metro Atlanta due to influenza infection during the week of Jan. 7 through Jan. 13, the state Department of... Read more
Fast-growing WellStar trims 49 jobs
WellStar Health System said Thursday that it has eliminated 49 jobs in a corporate restructuring. None of those positions involves direct care of patients, WellStar told GHN. “We’ve grown significantly in Georgia,’’ said Keith Bowermaster, a WellStar vice president. As with any growing system, he said, a restructuring can... Read more
Tom Price to advise Jackson Healthcare
Dr. Tom Price, largely out of the public eye since resigning as U.S. health secretary, has been named to the advisory board of an Alpharetta-based company. Jackson Healthcare is the third-largest U.S. health care staffing company, with nearly $1 billion in revenue. “Nobody has as profound an understanding of... Read more
‘Horrific’ elder abuse case highlights crackdown on unlicensed facilities
The case started with a tip from concerned Dougherty County citizens. They told authorities that residents of some Albany apartments were approaching people and “begging for food.’’ Those July complaints have culminated in the arrest of three people in what was described Tuesday by Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr as a... Read more
Flu slams Georgia, nation as season appears to peak
Five Georgians have died from the flu, which has also led to more than 300 hospitalizations in metro Atlanta this season, state officials report. Georgia hospitals are seeing “a significant and rapid increase of patients’’ coming in with flu, the Georgia Hospital Association said Saturday. “This has placed an... Read more

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