Support legislation to ensure adequate hospital presence in communities across the state

Hospital closures are a growing concern statewide, devastatingly impacting communities, leaving residents without access to vital medical care and emergency services, and causing strain on the surrounding health system. We have introduced our hospital accountability framework to the (GA) House Study Committee on Certificate of Need Modernization. Our proposed policy solutions aim to ensure statewide accountability to keep providers where they are needed, reduce disparities in access, and prevent destabilizing closures such as the untimely closing of the Atlanta Medical Center and Atlanta Medical Center South by WellStar and Southwest Georgia Medical Center in Cuthbert.

Read our latest updates on hospital accountability:

Call for legislation changes in light of Atlanta Medical Center closing

Change Georgia laws to improve access to healthcare

Consumer advocates want more notice on Georgia hospital closures

Change Georgia laws for better healthcare access, advocates urge in Augusta meeting

Consumer advocate calls for more notice of hospital closures

AU Health, Wellstar merger hailed by some, dreaded by others