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Jan Skutch

Novant Health withdraws from Memorial partnership deal

Novant Health Inc. officials on Monday informed Memorial University Medical Center officials they were terminating negotiations on the long-anticipated partnership agreement that Memorial officials have said was a “make or break” deal for the health care provider’s future.

Memorial University Medical Center breaks ground for new children's hospital

Memorial University Medical Center officials today broke ground on the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah, capping a 24-year journey to provide the region’s only stand-alone children’s hospital.

Ground is broken for the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Memorial Health, Novant merger at standstill until hospital lease details finalized

Chatham County Hospital Authority officials plan to meet this week with their counterparts from Novant Health to discuss lease changes needed to complete a strategic partnership agreement for Memorial University Medical Center.

Exterior of Memorial University Medical Center (Josh Galemore/Savannah Morning News)

Memorial Health ends 2015 with $22 million net loss similar to 2014

The parent corporation of Memorial University Medical Center ended 2015 with a net loss of $22 million, but with a $4 million positive cash flow, according to Maggie Gill, president/CEO of Memorial Health, on Thursday.

The year-end figures are close to those for 2014 and contained few surprises, Gill said.

Judge OKs Memorial's $9.9M fraud settlement

A federal judge this week approved a $9.9 million settlement between the government and Memorial University Medical Center and related entities over allegations they filed false claims for Medicare reimbursements.

Phillip Schaengold

Memorial, Novant medical union almost complete

The board chairman of the parent corporation of Memorial University Medical Center on Wednesday said negotiations with Novant Health for a partnership continue with indications of a March time frame to finalize an agreement.

“We’re nearing the finish line, but we’re not there yet,” Harry Haslam Jr. said.

St. Joseph's Hospital officials unveil $19 million project to ready site for next 20 years

St. Joseph’s/Candler next month will begin a $19 million expansion and renovation at the southside hospital as the second phase in a major system-wide expansion to meet growing patient need and the changing face of health care in Savannah.

Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News - Paul P. Hinchey, president/CEO of St. Joseph’s/Candler, right, and Henry Minis, who heads the fundraising campaign, review renderings for the $19 million expansion of the southside hospital’s emergency department.

Memorial Health, affiliates settle Medicare overbilling litigation with U.S. for $9.8 million

Memorial Health Inc., agreed to pay $9,895,043 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false and fraudulent claims for Medicare reimbursement based on prohibited referrals by physicians whose financial relationships violated federal law.

Advocate: Step Up Savannah must continue efforts to seek poverty cures

A national leader in advancing opportunities for low-income communities on Friday urged Step Up Savannah leaders to continue their efforts to advance upward social mobility as a cure for poverty.

Photos by Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News- LaTahja Bruin, right, gives Andrea Mamalakis Epting a hug after presenting her the Teinique Gadson Advocacy Award for H.U.G.S., Heads-Up Guidance Services, at Step Up Savannah’s annual meeting and breakfast. The award is named for LaTahja’s mother, Teinique Gadson, who was the former director of the Neighborhood Improvement Association.

Savannah's Memorial Health to pursue 'exclusive' strategic partnership discussions with Novant Health

Directors of the parent corporation of Memorial University Medical Center have agreed to pursue discussions about forming a partnership with a not-for-profit health care provider.

Memorial Health to seek "strategic partner" for future growth

The parent corporation of Memorial University Medical Center is seeking a "strategic partner" by year's end to help maintain its mission in the face of a rapidly changing health care industry.
Ian Maule/ Savannah Morning News- Memorial Heath University Center in Savannah on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015.

Step Up program offers employer-based low-interest loan program

When those out-of-the-blue bills hit, home workers are frequently left with few options other than high-interest rate lenders.

Robyn Wainner

Savannah attorney O'Connor installed as State Bar of Georgia treasurer

Savannah attorney Patrick O’Connor has been installed as treasurer of the 47,000-member State Bar of Georgia, moving him one step closer to his goal of becoming the bar president in two years.

Patrick O’Connor

Attorney Tatum earns Cheatham professionalism award

Savannah attorney John Tatum has spent his career tackling complex business-related issues with two of the most influential law firms in the region.

Savannah attorney John Tatum

Dr. Bonzo Reddick to lead Mercer medical school's diversity challenge at Memorial

Savannah physician Bonzo Reddick’s role at Mercer University medical school at Memorial University Medical Center just keeps growing.

Dr. Bonzo Reddick, right, pictured with his wife, Dr. Keisha Reddick, moved to Savannah in July 2014 to work at Memorial University Medical Center. Bonzo is a native Savannahian. Savannah Morning News file photo

Memorial Health, federal government reach 'agreement in principle" in false claims litigation

Attorneys for the parent corporation of Memorial University Medical Center and the federal government have reached “an agreement in principle” to resolve all claims in a lawsuit government attorneys filed against Memorial.

Phillip Schaengold

Yolanda Kennedy named St. Joseph's / Candler's McAuley Award winner

Yolanda Kennedy on Thursday was presented with the St. Joseph’s/Candler 2015 McAuley Award for her leadership and volunteer efforts with her employer and co-workers.

Photos by Ian Maule/Savannah Morning News - St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital President and CEO Paul Hinchey hugs Yolanda Kennedy, catering coordinator at the hospital, after presenting her with the McAuley Award on Thursday.

Savannah Mall go-kart raceway closes, cites court injunction

A federal judge’s order earlier this month that an indoor go-kart operator at Savannah Mall must cease weekday operations that interfered with Virginia College has forced the operation to close.

Memorial's Children's Hospital campaign reports $7.5 million at end of year one

Memorial Health officials on Tuesday kicked off year two of a capital campaign with a goal of doubling the first year’s $7.5 million that has been raised to fund a free-standing children’s hospital on the Waters Avenue campus.

Memorial opens new $9M heart-care wing

Memorial University Medical Center officials on Monday opened their new Heart and Vascular Institute wing expansion and received a $500,000 donation from a former heart patient and repeat donor.