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Georgia's rural hospitals teeter as solutions are debated

...their counties, to physician shortages, to Medicaid cuts that mean payment covers about 85 percent of costs, said Jimmy Lewis, the CEO of HomeTown Health LLC, which represents 70 rural hospitals in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.Compared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-10-18/georgias-rural-hospitals-tee
Hospitals face readmission fines

...30 days of discharge."Readmission penalties to a rural hospital that's struggling can be devastating,'' said Jimmy Lewis, CEO of HomeTown Health, an organization of rural hospitals in Georgia."Based on their profitability, I would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-05/hospitals-face-readmission-f
Georgia hospitals see change, crisis

...difficulty surviving on their own."Rural hospitals' financial dilemma "is much worse than it's ever been,'' Jimmy Lewis, CEO of HomeTown Health, told GHN recently. "The general cash position in most rural hospitals is extremely dire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-01/georgia-hospitals-see-change
Panel looks for answers to the rural health care crisis

...on a very serious problem," said Carter, who added that he supports Georgia moving forward on Medicaid expansion.Jimmy Lewis of HomeTown Health, an organization of rural hospitals in the state, said at the committee hearing in Atlanta that about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-06-10/panel-looks-answers-rural-he
Jimmy Spires

CLEARWATER, S.C. - Mr. Jimmy Lewis Spires (PTL) passed away at home on May 30th, 2014 at the age of 80. Jimmy was predeceased by his Sweetie of 62 years, Clara...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171202545
Rural Georgia hospital panel named

...this team and look forward to what we stand to accomplish," he said in a press release. Committee members include:Jimmy Lewis, HomeTown Health, Cumming; Greg Hearn, Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center, Lavonia; Scott Kroell, Liberty Regional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-04-25/rural-georgia-hospital-p
Rural Georgia may get basic-service hospitals

...financially struggling rural hospitals in the state over the past two years. A total of eight have shut since 2000.Jimmy Lewis of HomeTown Health, an organization of rural hospitals in Georgia, said rural health care "has become a major issue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-14/rural-georgia-may-get-ba
As rural hospitals fail, Ga. considers downsizing

...always about money?"Many have doubts about whether the stand-alone ERs can thrive in rural Georgia. Among them is Jimmy Lewis, who lobbies for a coalition of more than 50 rural hospitals as CEO of Hometown Health.As a rule of thumb, Lewis estimates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-17/rural-hospitals-fail-ga-consi
Deal names panel to aid struggling rural hospitals

...closed its meeting to reporters, but Deal's office provided copies of his prepared remarks. HomeTown Health CEO Jimmy Lewis did not immediately return a call to his cellphone seeking comment on Deal's plans. Lewis was among those the governor...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-25/deal-names-panel-aid-struggli
Georgia's community hospitals under scrutiny

...address local issues. If these are local issues, there ought to be local legislation to address the issues," said Jimmy Lewis, lobbyist for the rural hospital association HomeTown Health "... A statewide bill is probably overkill."In the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-31/ga-community-hospitals-u