Central Georgia Health System lays off 50 employees

The layoffs are part of a plan to reduce the system’s fiscal 2014 budget to account for potential loss of reimbursements due to health care reform.
Source: Macon Telegraph

Crisp County Extension Service promoting “Walk Georgia” program
The 12-week, statewide program’s registration is underway and closes October 9.
Source: Cordele Dispatch

 Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe to raise rates
Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe is making some adjustments for its next budget year, including 15-percent rate hike.
Source: CatWalkChatt.com

Eleven test positive for TB bacteria at Richmond County’s Glenn Hills High
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Memo shows delay in 4,500 VA appointments resulted in harm
Delays in getting 4,500 appointments at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta resulted in some patients being harmed, according to an internal VA memo last year uncovered by the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.
Source: Augusta Chronicle

Georgia Regents University researchers find way to detect liver cancer early

Researchers have developed a test that will help pathologists clearly distinguish early liver cancer cells from nearly identical normal liver cells by giving them a distinctive red-brown hue, according to a study.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle


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