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No takers on Georgia policy allowing rural hospitals to convert into stand-alone emergency rooms

...an available option for facilities to consider," said Jeremy Arieh, a spokesman for Georgia's Department of Community Health. In addition to supporting the rule change, Deal appointed a committee to study how to stabilize local hospitals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-20/no-takers-georgia-policy-all
On The Move

...Medicine/Pediatrics PhysicianEmploy er: Christ Community Health Services AugustaWork experience: He completed his...KILPATRICKJob title: Physician AssistantEmploy er: Christ Community Health Services AugustaEducation: Bachelor of science and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-19/move
University will appeal Columbia County denial

...University that found in favor of the third applicant, Georgia Regents.In its ruling, the Georgia Department of Community Health found all three met certain minimum standards and then turned to a series of tiebreakers to reach its decision...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-18/university-will-appeal-colum
Georgia is ready for Ebola, commissioner says

...collaboration of some of the state's federally qualified community health centers, Grady Health Systems and Planned Parenthood...include health departments, private practices, and (community health center) look-a-likes," Dr. Michael W. Brooks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-18/georgia-ready-ebola-commissi
Blue Cross Blue Shield is top pick for members in Georgia state health plan

...dependents.The Department of Community Health's commissioner, Clyde Reese...Norm Boyd, also said that Community Health, which manages $13 billion...of nursing homes, he said.Community Health spokeswoman Lisa Marie Shekell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-13/blue-cross-blue-shield-top-p
Jan. 1 deadine for ACA health care coverage looming

...the Affordable Care Act as she worked with Certified Application Counselor Anne Fulcher at the Margaret J. Weston Community Health Center. During the first open enrollment period for what has become known as Obamacare, Chavous and Fulcher started...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-13/jan-1-deadine-aca-health-car
Blue Cross state health plan favorite

...dependents.The Department of Community Health's commissioner, Clyde Reese...Norm Boyd, also said that Community Health, which manages $13 billion...of nursing homes, he said.Community Health spokeswoman Lisa Marie Shekell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-12/blue-cross-state-health-plan
Foundation awards grants to local non-profits

...will help us buy adaptive cages, tubes, life jackets and help us grow that event," Wooten said.At Christ Community Health Services, a $15,000 grant will allow the center to provide items for pediatric patients either not covered by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-12/foundation-awards-grants-loc
Is a certificate of need needless? Hospital issue still ripe for debate

...hospitals is a Certificate of Need!The Certificate of Need Program is administered by the Georgia Department of Community Health. The program was established by the General Assembly in 1979. The stated intended goals are:? to measure and define...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-12-14/certificate-need
CSRA Partnership for Community Health dissolving to let centers continue work

After 21 years of providing health care access in the area, the CSRA Partnership for Community Health will dissolve its nonprofit status this month at the end of its fiscal year.The partnership has fulfilled its mission by helping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-03/csra-partnership-community-h