The Georgia School Superintendents Association has named Fayette County Public Schools’ Dr. Joseph Barrow the 2017 Georgia Superintendent of the Year.Read More
TIFTON — The movement toward telehealth, which can be of particular use in rural areas where physician access is lacking, already exists in several counties in Georgia through school-based sites.
Recognizing how that component of health care is gaining ground, the sixth annual School-Based Telehealth Summit is taking place at the Tift Regional Medical Center Community Events Center on Nov. 3.Read More
One of the major benefits in the Polk County School System is the Tele-Medicine Program that allows students to be seen by a physician at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger using the equipment in our schools.Read More
There’s no denying it: rural hospitals are in trouble.
More than 48 rural hospitals have closed since 2010, according to the National Rural Health Association, and another 283 are in danger of closing.Read More
Levonne Outlaw with Southeast Alabama Medical Center talks with Dr. Timothy Adamcryk at Dale Medical Center on the telemedicine machine Wednesday.Read More
In rural communities across the country, health care is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity. More than 50 rural hospitals have closed nationwide since 2010, and hundreds more teeter on the brink of bankruptcy. It’s a trend driven by falling revenues and decreased federal funding, and it could have dire implications for small-town America’s future. Sarah Varney of Kaiser Health News reports.Read More