Working With Members

GHA offers a plethora of data and finance related tools that assist in improving hospital operations, reimbursement and quality. Through various partnerships and other resources GHA can deliver strategic planning tools, model the impact of policy changes on hospitals, demonstrate the successes of quality improvement initiatives, create surveys to advance a Culture of Patient Safety, support hospitals in meeting CMS quality reporting program requirements and resource information on all major payers in Georgia.

Georgia Hospital Closure List

With declining reimbursement rates and the continual efforts to do more with less, several hospitals have had to shut down, leaving many communities without access to a hospital in close proximity. In addition, many hospitals have had to eliminate vital services. Since 2013, there have been 12 hospital closures (listed below). However, the Rural Hospital Tax Credit Program has greatly benefited other rural hospitals in helping them keep their doors open to continue to provide vital services to their communities.

Calhoun Memorial Hospital

Stewart-Webster Hospital

Charlton Memorial Hospital

Lower Oconee Community Hospital

Emory-Adventist Hospital

North Georgia Medical Center

Lake Bridge Behavioral Health

Select Specialty Hospital - Northeast Atlanta

Chestatee Regional Hospital

Southern Crescent Hospital for Specialty Care

Kindred Hospital Rome

Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center (October 2020)