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Blue Cross to help hacked customers

...are probably a little bit softer targets than financial targets."Last year, Tennessee-based hospital chain Community Health Systems reported that hackers believed to be working out of China stole personal data from 4.5 million patient...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-17/blue-cross-help-hacked-cus
Augusta VA's new director takes helm

...with an "ambitious agenda" she said will include personal engagement with local veterans, congressional leaders, community health-care partners and the media."I look forward to meeting with my staff, visiting with our veterans and communicating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-12/augusta-vas-new-director-tak
Rosevelt Lee Hurt - Jaimie Cherie Bond

...Ga. She is a 2011 graduate of Lakeside High School, and will graduate in May 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in Community Health from Georgia College Mr. Hurt is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Thigpen of Harlem, Ga., and Mrs. Laminda...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=CE000174159810
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Hearing set for June for Columbia County hospital appeal

...appealing that decision by the Georgia Department of Community Health.Attorney Ellwood F. Oakley III, an independent...decision to the Commissioner of the Department of Community Health, officials said. After that ruling, which might...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-04/hearing-set-june-columbia-co
Ga. elderly may get own agency

...Services Agency would be attached to the Department of Community Health, the state agency that also handles Medicaid.Previously...division's current work is done in conjunction with Community Health, which is where the new agency would be attached...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-03/ga-elderly-may-get-own-a
Bad health care news for school workers

...of them.The Department of Community Health's $13 billion budget for...retirees and dependents.The Community Health budget also includes a total...too high.Missing from the Community Health budget is any funding to continue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/bad-health-care-news-sch
Ga. health exchange enrollment nears 400,000

...counselors) for Georgia, and consumers and small business owners can call 1-855-899-6092 for assistance. Community Health Works is also providing navigators. Consumers can locate a navigator online by visiting https://localhelp...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-15/ga-health-exchange-enrol
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
Preserving the Partridge

...spiritually-based Heritage Academy for lower-income pupils. Look at the old Widows' Home, now where Christ Community Health Services is based to offer affordable health care to an underserved community.We encourage those with the desire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-02/preserving-partridge
Top stories of 2014: Battle for Columbia County hospital continues

...Doctors were denied a certificate of need for a free-standing emergency department by the Georgia Department of Community Health, however, because it ruled the county was adequately served by hospitals in Augusta.University, which first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-30/battle-columbia-county-hospi