GA Nursing in the News

  1. Is a hospital, LTC facility, or nursing topic in general making news in your area? Announce it here.

    I'll go first. MCG Healthcare, inc. , a hospital in Augusta, GA, says that it plans to stop accepting Medicaid starting September 1st. MCG said it is losing too much money and is in contract negotiations at the moment. This will affect over 9,000 pts that will be called and have their already scheduled appointments cancelled.

    MCG to stop providing non-emergency Medicaid care

    Please post any GA related nursing news here and please make sure that it is up to date.
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  3. by   jb2u
    Just an update....MCG has agreed upon a contract with Medicaid. They are now calling the pt's that were cancelled to reschedule their appointments. MCG is actually the largest Medicaid providing hospital in the area so this is great news for those with Medicaid.
  4. by   jb2u
    This Nurse was not hurt, report states. Well, maybe emotionally.

    Attack at MCG raises hospital safety questions
  5. by   jb2u
    The Medical College of Georgia Hospital has a possible answer for those that refuse blood transfusions.

    MCG brings "bloodless medicine" to the CSRA
  6. by   jb2u
    Why can't we see more articles about "Nurse saves patient's life" or "Nurses help prevent Doctor errors"?

    From Fox 24 in Macon....
    Nurse Charged In Mother-in-law's Death
  7. by   jb2u
    From CBS 46...

    "The government said Friday it was fining the American Red Cross $4.2 million for violating blood-safety laws."

    American Red Cross Fined $4.2 Million for Blood Violations
    Sep 8, 2006 03:23 PM EDT
  8. by   SharonH, RN
    They got the law passed, now they're going to dawdle implementing it:

    The state medical board on Thursday quickly shelved its first attempt at new rules for nurses want to write prescriptions, after a parade of doctors, nurses and state officials said the proposed regulations would cripple efforts to provide health care to the poor, particularly in rural Georgia.

    Board members did not say when they would come back with another draft.

    "The proposed rules....would cripple public health in Georgia, and deny access quality care to thousands of our citizens," said Dr. David Westfall, a family physician in Gainesville who spent 11 years as vice president of medical affairs of the Northeast Georgia Health System.