Health Care

When the Need is Urgent

Someone may choose to go to an urgent care center for any number of reasons — convenient location, insurance coverage, lower medical costs, late-night and weekend hours or walk-in appointment availability. But for Jordan Hemphill of Carrollton, it came down…

2022 Top Hospitals: Ongoing Impact

Healthcare organizations continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While hospital rankings offer useful benchmarking information, this year’s ranking reflects the effects of the pandemic and should not be used to compare with past years’ rankings. In previous rankings,…

Pursuing Premier Public Health

COVID showed us just how vulnerable we are to emerging infectious diseases – not to mention health inequities and underlying conditions that made infected people sicker. But the pandemic also showed us how collaboration could fuel a quick and innovative…

Specialized Care for Athletes

Sports medicine is about more than treating a sports-related injury. Whether it’s an eight-year-old Little League player or a 35-year-old WNBA basketball player, being observed and treated by a healthcare provider who specializes in sports medicine – or a team…

Meaningful Impact

Monumental. Unprecedented. Transformative. Historic. Those are not words you often hear from mental health advocates, experts and professionals in Georgia, a state that ranks at or near the bottom for mental healthcare, year after year. In 2021, Georgia ranked 5th…

A Preventable Disease

By many measures, the story of colorectal cancer is one of success and hope. The number of cases in the United States has been steadily decreasing since the mid-1980s. In 2019, the death rate from colon and rectal cancer was…

2022 Top Doctors

From addiction medicine to vascular surgery, outstanding physicians from the full range of medical specialties can be found throughout Georgia. And Georgia Trend is proud to feature them in the third annual listing of the state’s top doctors. The list…

Kids’ Care Zone

In just two years, the number of pediatric hospitals in Georgia doubled, from two to four. In 2019 Atrium Health Navicent’s Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital opened in Macon, and in March 2021 Memorial Health’s Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s…