FY 2013 GRHA Board of Directors
Immediate Past President
Laura Bland Gillman
Monty M. Veazey
Robert J. Briscione
Meet our Board of Directors
Al-GA Rural Health Clinic Conference Free Webinar Series:
Rural Health Clinic Compliance and Regulations
Aug 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM CDT and 11:00 AM EDT
Robin M. VeltKamp of Health Services Associates will present information for Rural Health Clinics addressing the following objectives:
- RHC certification/recertification
- Clinic survey readiness/J Tags defined
- Staff involvement during an onsite survey
- Items not specified in J Tags that you need to be aware of
- Variables within Georgia and Alabama
- Local/State guidelines
- Independent and Provider Based
- Tools for use in clinic preparedness
- Follow up after survey
- Understanding the Plan of Correction
2013 County Health Rankings
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Please join us for the
2013 GRHA Annual Conference
Georgia Department of Community Health Commissioner
Clyde L. Reese III, Esq
James A. Hotz, M.D., M.A.C.P.
Dr. Hotz was an inspiration for the novel (and subsequent movie) Doc Hollywood.
Conference room rate is $140.00. Please use the group code GRH to make your reservation.
State Benefits Plan is on track for controversy
By: Andy Miller
Published: Aug 8, 2013
Mixing a multibillion-dollar health contract with fierce industry protests and abortion politics is a sure recipe for turmoil.
The new State Health Benefit Plan contract tops the charts on turbulence. It could also produce a significant realignment of the state's health care landscape.
The Department of Community Health revealed Thursday at an agency board meeting that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia will be confirmed as the winner of two major contracts in the State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP), which covers more than 650,000 state employees, teachers, other school personnel, retirees and dependents.
Georgia hospital admissions among nation's lowest
Aug 8, 2013, 1:39pm EDT
For every 1,000 residents, Peach Staters had only 97 admissions in 2012 -- 15th lowest among the states.
In 2012, Washington, D.C., had the highest rate at 213 hospital admissions per 1,000 residents. Alaska and Hawaii were the lowest at 76.
The national average was 112 admissions per 1,000 residents.
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See how the states did
USDA Announces Funding to Create Jobs, Aid Business and Boost the Economy in Rural Areas
Aug 7, 2013
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that projects in 17 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico will receive loan and grant assistance to create jobs and boost economic development in rural areas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today's announcement is one part of the Department's efforts to strengthen the rural economy. Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Lillian Salerno made the announcement on Vilsack's behalf while attending the National Veterans Small Business Conference in St. Louis.
Mark Your Calendar
2nd Annual Medical Recruitment Fair
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals
August 23-25, 2013
Lake Lanier Islands Resort
30th Annual Georgia Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates Conference:
September 20-22, 2013
Evergreen Marriott Resort
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
4021 Lakeview Drive
2013 Georgia Chapter Scientific Meeting
American College of Physicians
October 4-6, 2013
1st Annual Wound Care Conference
River City Wound and Ostomny Group
October 30, 2013
Columbus Regional Conference Center
710 Center Street
Columbus, GA 31901More Information