Originally created 05/12/05

Health-center stories were great



Thank you to Tom Corwin and Sylvia Cooper for their excellent investigative reporting on the wrongdoings at the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia.

Their public expos of such misdeeds from start to finish over a two-year period resulted ultimately in a trial. Without such reporting, this would have been swept under the rug. Somehow, no one appeared responsible for oversight of the center at that time - not DHR or the local regional board. If Mr. Corwin and Ms. Cooper had not held those responsible up to public scrutiny, the mental health center would still be mired in fraud.

Patients and staff applaud them for the courage and tenacity shown in such excellent reporting.

Philip Horton, M.D., FACP, Augusta

(Editor's note: The writer was the previous interim CEO of the Community Mental Health Center of East Central Georgia.)