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Ga. hospital partnerships, purchases rise

...partner, it could devastate Troup County taxpayers, who are guarantors of a $46 million bond.Meanwhile, St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, rocked by an accounting misstep that left it financially less secure than it had believed, is talking...
Augusta VA facing similar struggles a year after cancer-related deaths

...of hearing how these men could not simply be fired when I was for far less."Kostromin, now employed at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga., was terminated from the Augusta VA in May 2013 on allegations he stole medicine and plastic surgery...
Augusta whistleblowers have mixed feelings about new Veterans Affairs bill

...will tell you that I agree with everything Congressman Miller has said," said Kostromin, now a doctor at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga.The proposed protections could have helped Kostromin, who was fired from the Augusta VA in May 2013...
VA theft charge against doctor dismissed

...Medical Board's Web site, Kostromin's physician license is active until March 2015. A representative at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga., confirmed the 20-year physician currently practices internal medicine at the facility.The Charlie...
Analysis: Lawmaker takes aim at state hospitals

...could be stripping some hospitals of their tax exemptions. Rep. John Lunsford, R-McDonough, points to St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, which reported in 2005 that its executive compensation was close to what it spent on indigent care. Reports...
Ft. Benning soldier collapses, dies

...collapsed. Military personnel in the area immediately began assisting the stricken soldier who was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Columbus where he never regained consciousness.
On the move

...the administrative director of the radiology department. He was employed as the director of radiology at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga. Mr. Berry has more than 30 years of health care industry experience, is licensed by the American...
Business | Augusta State University
Hospital plans 100 job cuts

On Monday, St. Joseph Hospital will slash 100 jobs, citing failed negotiations with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia Inc., its largest managed care contractor.
Peers mourn fallen player

...21-year-old Bedford, the Cougars' team captain, suffered an apparent heart attack and was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, where he was pronounced dead at 5:03 p.m. "One of my greatest fears as a coach was realized (Sunday...
College basketball | Augusta State University | University of South Carolina - Aiken
Grace Jackson Cloud (COLUMBUS, Ga.)

...Jackson Cloud, 86, of Columbus, Ga., formerly of Augusta, Ga., died Saturday, January 2, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga. Graveside services for Mrs. Cloud will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Hillcrest...