Rural hospitals brace for changes proposed in Georgia Legislature

Atlanta Journal Constitution - 03-22

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As Mary Jo Fennell collapsed in the passenger seat from heart failure, her daughter, Conni Burley, checked their location. Eight miles from the local hospital in Sandersville. She turned her car around and drove; emergency room staff stabilized Fennell’s heart with an external pacemaker before putting her on a helicopter to Macon. They saved her life.