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2015 GRHA Annual Conference
3rd ANNUAL MEDICAL FAIR
September 5 - 7, 2014
The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals in association with The Georgia Board for Physician Workforce & The Georgia Rural Health Association is proud to announce the 3rd Annual Medical Fair September 5th - 7th at the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria.
Complimentary registrations are available for practicing physicians, residents in GME program and medical students.
When: September 5-7, 2014
Where: Wyndham Atlanta Galleria
6345 Powers Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30339
Click here to register
|Four organizations awarded $390,000 in Georgia rural health grants|
May 1, 2014
ATLANTA - Four rural health organizations, including three in Southwest Georgia, have been awarded a combined $390,000 in Georgia Department of Community Health grants to expand health services in rural areas.
"These four projects will help enhance our Rural Health care infrastructure in Georgia, improving quality and access to essential health services," DCH Commissioner Clyde L. Reese III said. "Each project is diverse and demonstrates cross-county cooperation and outreach among the entities. The projects address critical issues in rural health care, including health care technology and childhood obesity."
The organizations awarded the Rural Health Safety-Net Grants by the DCH State Office of Rural Health were:
|Georgia tries new, small step for rural health care
BY MAGGIE LEE
April 29, 2014
ATLANTA -- In what looks like a novel tack to prop open the doors of rural emergency rooms in Georgia, a state regulator has voted to allow hospitals to create tiny, standalone triage centers in certain country communities.
The next step is finding some money.
Georgia's move for freestanding, rural ERs would be "the first ... in the country, as I understand it," said Department of Community Health Commissioner Clyde Reese just ahead of his board's unanimous vote Tuesday on the new rule.
The new type of license "would allow facilities who maybe are in danger of closing due to financial difficulties or those who have closed within the last 12 months to offer a lesser set of services and to enable them to maintain some sort of health care infrastructure in their community," Reese said
Rural hospitals closing at alarming rate
By Alan Morgan, CEO, National Rural Health Association
May 1, 2014
In the past year alone, more rural hospitals closed than in the prior 15 years combined. This is a staggering fact, which is under reported by national media.
When a rural hospital closes, the community often also loses affiliated rural health clinics, local ambulance service, mental health services, long-term care, rural surgery, rehab, home health and other vital services as well. What our nation is currently experiencing is the devastation, and in many cases the elimination, of the rural health safety net.
The reasons are many which include:
Mark Your Calendar
Georgia Charitable Care Network
10th Annual Conference: Harnessing the Power of Change
May 5-6, 2014
For registration information, click here.
Successful HIE Collaboration for Rural Healthcare
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT "An engaging and dynamic look at how Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) brought Health Information Exchange (HIE) collaboration to rural hospitals and clinics across Texas."
2014 Rural Commerce Outreach Initiative
Date/Time: Wed, May 7 2014 at 9:00 AM
Located in Tifton Georgia
Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals
3rd Annual Medical Fair
Location: Wyndham Atlanta Galleria
Date: 09/05/2014- 09/07/2014
More information coming soon!