Stories by Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Sunday, March 29, 2015

State to push Gracewood patients out

Georgia is under a 2010 settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice after the federal government sued over the conditions in the state hospitals, part of an effort to enforce the U.S. Supreme ...
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Saturday, March 28, 2015

State denies records to grieving mother

Cornelius James had just turned 18 when he died, before his mother could establish formal legal guardianship, and the state is now using that to deny her a copy of its own investigation into his ...
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

State not meeting support goals for disabled

While the state is doing better to meet recommendations on improving care for mental health patients in community settings, it is unlikely to meet its July 1 deadline to achieve all of its ...
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Girl's death among 500 in one year in community care

Christen Shermaine Hope Gordon was one of 500 patients in 2013 who died in community care while under the auspices of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Drug firms make big payments to docs

One Augusta physician got more than $150,000 in payments, food and travel from drug and medical device manufacturers, and a dozen others got at least $12,000, according to records released under ...
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Medicare billed nearly $124 million from Augusta

Medicare made nearly $124 million in payments to providers in Augusta under its Part B program in 2012, including 14 who got more than $1 million, according to an analysis by The Augusta Chronicle.
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Doctors tops charges but more pay comes to GRMC

Doctors Hospital generally had the highest charges among Augusta hospitals for common procedures, including the highest charge for a procedure in Georgia.
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Monday, May 6, 2013

VA doctor indicted in theft

A doctor at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center has been suspended after he got free drugs the state says he wasn't entitled to, an indictment says.
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Friday, April 12, 2013

Some GRU administrators got big raises

There might be fewer administrators after the consolidation of Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities earlier this year, but many department chairs got big raises in the bargain, ...
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Many to qualify for insurance subsidy

Families USA released its report today on estimates of who would qualify for tax credits in Georgia and South Carolina under the Affordable Care Act. Enrollment in those plans begins in October ...
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Neighborhoods lack healthy choices

An Augusta Chronicle analysis of Richmond County found five Census tracts where there were virtually no healthy food options, what is also referred to as a "food desert."
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012

GHSU leaders dominate consolidated school posts

Of more than 80 filled positions on the chart, GHSU had nearly twice as many people as ASU. And in areas where there were shared services, it appears the GHSU person got the superior position.
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011

Census shows poverty rate increase

The U.S. poverty rate increased for the third straight year, to 46.2 million people in 2010.
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson
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