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Safety Net Names New Executive Director
Dale Carlson-Bebout has been named the new executive director of the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council (CCSNPC).
Safety Net Members Support Wesley Community Center During the Holidays
At the December meeting of the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council, members will bring donations for the Wesley Community Center. Raffle tickets will also be sold at the meeting, with proceeds benefiting the center.
Curtis V. Cooper Receives Grant
Curtis V. Cooper has received a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to improve quality of care and increase cervical cancer screenings.
Community Cardiovascular Council Closes
After 43 years of service, CCSNPC partner the Community Cardiovascular Council closes its doors.
Chatham County HIE Represents GA In National Consumer Innovation Challenge
The Chatham County Health Information Exchange will represent Georgia in the National Consumer Innovation Challenge. The focus is on improving patient access to secure personal health information.
Creating a Georgia Health Insurance Exchange
A group of experts, advocates and lawmakers are looking into legislative options for creating a Georgia health insurance exchange.
OrionHealth's Rhapsody Integration Engine receives ONC Certification
Rhapsody Integration Engine and Rhapsody Connect have been certified as Modular Ambulatory EHR and Modular Inpatient compliant.
Forces join to create Savannah Primary Care Medical Home Project
Health Care providers around Savannah and Chatham County have joined forces to create the Savannah Primary Care Medical Home Project.
Hybrid Health IT of Augusta GA is regional GA-HITREC contractor
Hybrid Health IT Inc. is the regional contractor for the Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (GA-HITREC). Learn more about the services that Hybrid Health IT inc. provides.
GA- HITREC is established at Morehouse School of Medicine
The Georgia Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (GA-HITREC) has been established at Morehouse School of Medicine. Read more about how GA-HITREC can improve health care services.
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald named Georgia Public Health Director
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald has been named the new Director of the Division of Public Health. Dr. Fitzgerald has donated much of her life to improving public health. Learn more about how this will change the Division of Public Health.
The Georgia Division of Public Health becomes an independent agency
Effective as of July 1, 2011 the Division of Public Health became an independent agency and is no longer a division under the Georgia Department of Community Health.
AJC Editorial Calls for an Independent Department of Public Health.
The deans of public health programs at Emory University and the University of Georgia make the case for the establishment of a cabinet-level public health agency in an opinion piece in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
ChathamHealthLink recognized as a Health Information Exchange with a Social Conscience
A recent article in the Journal of Healthcare Information Management describes ChathamHealthLink as an example of where health information exchange should be headed - successfully linking the population and community health.
The Peach Pulse - October 8
The latest Peach Pulse newsletter from Georgians for a Healthy Future includes information on new medicaid figures in Georgia, federal funding for Community Health Centers, developments relating to the Affordable Care Act and much more.
Prescription Assistance in Effingham County
Every Wednesday afternoon, MedBank is helping needy people in Effingham qualify for prescription assistance programs.
Safety Net Launches Health Information Exchange Pilot Project
The Health Information Exchange Pilot Project was launched in April, and is designed to improve care by helping providers more easily access a patient's medical records.
Chatham a 2010 County of Excellence for Support of Ininsured
Georgia Trend magazine names Chatham County a 2010 County of Excellence for the support of the uninsured through the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council.
Savannah News Features Safety Net Providers
A recent article in the Savannah Morning News features Chatham County Safety Net Healthcare Providers.
Free Prescription Discount Card Program
A free prescription discount card program is now available in Savannah!
Savannah becomes a WeCan City
Savannah earns the coveted title of WeCan city, one of only fifteen across the US!
C.A.R.E. has a new home
The Chatham County Health Department's C.A.R.E. clinic has a new home adjacent to J.C. Lewis Health Center.
Back to school is right around the corner
Don't wait until the last minute to get your kids the shots they need!
J.C. Lewis Health Center expands services
J.C.Lewis Health Center was recently informed that they have received funding to extend health services.
Safety Net holds biannual strategic planning session
The Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council held its biannual day long strategic planning workshop on May 6, 2009.
The Health Crisis Hurting Hospitals, Taxpayers and Patients
People without health insurance too often go to the emergency room for health care, even when it's not an emergency.
Safety Net Partners Receive Grants
The Healthcare Georgia Foundation recently announced several grant awards for the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council and two of its partners.
Good Samaritan Clinic Expanding Services
The Good Samaritan Clinic recently received a grant from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation to expand services to its growing client base.
E-Healthy Savannah Project Aims to Improve and Streamline Health Care Delivery
The E-Healthy Savannah Project has been launched, with a goal of using health information technology to reduce errors and improve efficiency in health care delivery.
Chinese Delegates Learn About Savannah's Healthcare System
Several Chatham County Safety Net providers hosted a group of about 30 government officials from China in April of 2008.