Taxes, paying for the poor and county funding: How do Macon’s two big hospitals compare?


Beau Cabell

People passing by the Macon Transit Authority bus stop in front of the Medical Center, Navicent Health, on July 5, don’t bother a suitcase left there. The Macon-Bibb County commissioners cut funds for indigent care to the hospital in the most recent revised budget

How does Navicent Health compare to Coliseum Health System?

That was one of the questions reader Lynn Farmer asked us through Macon Me Curious, a new project of the Center for Collaborative Journalism in partnership with The Telegraph and GPB Macon.

After the Macon-Bibb County Commission voted not to include the proposed $451,000 for Navicent Health’s indigent care program in its revised budget, Farmer wanted to know why Navicent, a nonprofit hospital, has received county funding in the past, but Coliseum, which is for-profit, has not.

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