Dean's lists and other achievements
The long-delayed Medicaid pay raise for primary care physicians is expected to begin this summer for almost all states, Kaiser Health News reported Tuesday, quoting a federal agency spokeswoman.
ATLANTA --- Hospitals and doctors desiring an increase in the rates paid by taxpayer-funded health-care plans have formed an alliance with business and government groups to help push the proposal through the General Assembly.
- Beverly Barshafsky Peltier , the director of institutional advancement for Augusta Technical College, has received the Outstanding Newcomer Award from the Georgia Educational Advancement Council at its fall conference in Brasstown Valley, for achievements in college development, fundraising and quality performance.
- Tracy Gillette has joined MAU Inc. as a professional recruiter in the professional recruiting division. Mrs. Gillette has more than 13 years of experience in human resource, office and project management positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. She earned a master's degree in business administration from Davenport University.
WITH NO MEDICARE prescription coverage for now, where can seniors turn for affordable prescription drugs?
Health care and patient groups backed by the pharmaceutical industry are battling the state of Georgia's health insurance plan over restrictions on a popular acid reflux drug.
Who sets the pace for Augusta and Aiken's medical community? If you're a medical professional, send information on your promotion, activity or academic achievement to PACEMAKERS, c/o The Augusta Chronicle, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Please include the name and phone number of a contact person. Medical College of Georgia
ATLANTA --- The prescription for a gaping budget deficit and for the No. 1 cause of preventable deaths is the same, according to more than 45 doctors wearing their white coats at the Capitol Thursday: hike the tobacco tax.
Our state faces a serious shortage of primary-care physicians. In fact, 55 counties in Georgia are now classified as primary care health shortage areas.