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Columbia County affirms financial backing for hospital proposals

...Healthcare System are all seeking to qualify under an exception to the CON rules. Last month, the Georgia Department of Community Health informed all three that the only acceptable exception to the needs standard would be one in which the county contributed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-08/columbia-county-affirms-fina
New Jersey team cancels season amid bullying allegations

...overlooked and unreported, said John Todoro vich, chairman of the University of West Florida's exercise science and community health department. The school is teaming with YESS to do a study of football torso injuries in hopes of quantifying the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2014-10-07/new-jersey-team-cance
Augusta hospitals critique bids

...side had just 10 minutes to raise verbal objections against the applications submitted to the Georgia Department of Community Health. State law requires agency approval for building new facilities as part of a policy designed to minimize duplication...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-29/augusta-hospitals-critique-b
12th Congressional District candidates John Barrow, Rick Allen debate issues in Evans

...things the right way, and that's Christ Community Health Services," Allen said. "They take...Barrow agreed with Allen about Christ Community Health, while also adding, "Christ Community Health is getting a lot of money from Obamacare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-09-27/12th-congressi
State has new demands for Columbia County hospital

...At a recent meeting with Georgia Department of Community Health officials, the three Augusta hospitals vying to...certainly disappointing that DCH (the Department of Community Health) took such a narrow interpretation of the exceptions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-25/state-has-new-demands-columb
State retiree provider dropping Medicare Advantage plan

...The Georgia Department of Community Health is informing retiree health...Benefit Plan, according to Community Health, which runs the health plan...Marie Shekell, spokeswoman for Community Health, said Monday that the Medicare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-09-16/state-retiree-provider-dropp
Hephzibah woman arrested on charge of operating unlicensed personal care home

...Wednesday.The Department of Community Health Healthcare Facility Regulation...The state's Department of Community Health issued a cease and desist order...Pamela Keene of the Department of Community Health.Burns had applied to operate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-10-01/hephzibah-woman-arrest
Faith calendar

...5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, gymnasium; (706) 796-7880NEW EXODUS MISSIONARY BAPTIST: Community health fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27VALLEY FAIR BAPTIST: Back to Church Sunday 10 a.m. Sunday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/your-faith/2014-09-26/faith-calendar
Grants allow clinics to do more primary care

Two Augusta Community Health centers will get about $200,000 apiece to expand their primary...nationwide and in some U.S. territories, the agency said.Christ Community Health Services in Augusta will get $207,960 for the two-year grant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-12/grants-allow-clinics-do-more
Hackers steal info from Trinity

...of Augusta in April, and again in June, the hospital said in a statement Monday.Trinity's parent company, Community Health Systems Inc., said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it was "the target of an external...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-08-18/hackers-steal-info-trinity