Nancy Badertscher

Nancy Badertscher covers Georgia politics and has been at the newspaper for almost 16 years.

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

Fredericka Hurley led in education, broke barriers
 Fredericka F. Hurley retired five times from Atlanta Public Schools. She kept getting called out of retirement to “put out fires” in problem schools or fill in for sick principals. “She dedicated her entire being to whatever she did,” daughter Dierdre Hurley said. Phinroye Fredericka Flack Hurley, a ground-breaking...

Posted: 13 days ago

Fredericka F. Hurley retired five times from Atlanta Public Schools. She kept getting called out of retirement to “put out fires” in problem schools or fill in for sick principals. “She dedicated her entire being to whatever she did,” daughter Dierdre Hurley said. Phinroye Fredericka Flack Hurley, a ground-breaking...
Gina Solomon, RN
 Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...

Posted: 13 days ago

Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...
Susie Drew, RN
 Six children – including a newborn – could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...

Posted: 13 days ago

Six children – including a newborn – could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...
Lynn Dixon, RN
 Lynn Dixon’s attention to detail has proven to be a life-saver. Lynn, an oncology clinical trial research nurse on DeKalb Medical Center’s cancer team, was going through the very rigorous process last August of determining whether a patient was suitable for a breast cancer trial. She was closely reviewing the patient’s medical...

Posted: 13 days ago

Lynn Dixon’s attention to detail has proven to be a life-saver. Lynn, an oncology clinical trial research nurse on DeKalb Medical Center’s cancer team, was going through the very rigorous process last August of determining whether a patient was suitable for a breast cancer trial. She was closely reviewing the patient’s medical...
Andy Gish, RN
 Nurse Andy Gish started noticing more and more drug overdose cases coming through the emergency room at Northside Hospital as far back as 2009-2010. “A lot of them were in bad shape,” Andy said. “A lot of them weren’t waking up.” By 2014, Georgia lawmakers were ready to address the problem and so was Andy. She...

Posted: 14 days ago

Nurse Andy Gish started noticing more and more drug overdose cases coming through the emergency room at Northside Hospital as far back as 2009-2010. “A lot of them were in bad shape,” Andy said. “A lot of them weren’t waking up.” By 2014, Georgia lawmakers were ready to address the problem and so was Andy. She...
Kate Castner, RN
 Kate Castner and her patient are living proof it pays to listen to your gut instinct. Last August, on a typically busy day in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Piedmont-Athens Regional, Kate was assigned a patient who was just out of gall bladder surgery. After monitoring him for 45 minutes, she was given the go-ahead to move him to a room...

Posted: 14 days ago

Kate Castner and her patient are living proof it pays to listen to your gut instinct. Last August, on a typically busy day in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Piedmont-Athens Regional, Kate was assigned a patient who was just out of gall bladder surgery. After monitoring him for 45 minutes, she was given the go-ahead to move him to a room...
Gene Dale, 84: Restaurateur loved to entertain Atlantans
 Gene Dale, a beloved Atlanta restaurateur and showman, died late Wednesday of complications from a fall. He was 84. For 25 years, Hollywood celebrities and the city’s elite packed Gene & Gabe’s, a supper club with New York flair and northern Italian cuisine that Dale co-owned at Piedmont and Monroe until 1990. “Gene & Gabe&rsquo...

Posted: 24 days ago

Gene Dale, a beloved Atlanta restaurateur and showman, died late Wednesday of complications from a fall. He was 84. For 25 years, Hollywood celebrities and the city’s elite packed Gene & Gabe’s, a supper club with New York flair and northern Italian cuisine that Dale co-owned at Piedmont and Monroe until 1990. “Gene & Gabe&rsquo...
Millennials in nursing
 Tara Noorani was like many 18-olds, heading off to college without much of a long-term plan. “I just knew I loved science,” she said. But in her fourth year of undergraduate studies at UCLA, Tara spent a year working with a nurse practitioner in a mobile clinic, treating the homeless. That helped to crystalize Tara’s vision...

3:58 PM Friday, Apr. 20, 2018

Tara Noorani was like many 18-olds, heading off to college without much of a long-term plan. “I just knew I loved science,” she said. But in her fourth year of undergraduate studies at UCLA, Tara spent a year working with a nurse practitioner in a mobile clinic, treating the homeless. That helped to crystalize Tara’s vision...
Victoria “Tori” Tester
 Northside Hospital patient Danielle Jarlock will never forget nurse Victoria “Tori” Tester. Danielle was in Northside’s High-risk Perinatal Unit for the third time in several weeks being monitored for pre-eclampsia with the pregnancy of her twins. On Jan. 20, 2016, after her bloodwork came back, doctors decided to do a C-Section...

3:53 PM Friday, Apr. 20, 2018

Northside Hospital patient Danielle Jarlock will never forget nurse Victoria “Tori” Tester. Danielle was in Northside’s High-risk Perinatal Unit for the third time in several weeks being monitored for pre-eclampsia with the pregnancy of her twins. On Jan. 20, 2016, after her bloodwork came back, doctors decided to do a C-Section...
PolitiFact roundup
 PolitiFact recently checked a statement President Donald Trump made about the U.S. trade deficit with China; a West Virginia congressman’s claim about the decline of U.S. manufacturing; and a top Republican Party official’s comments about the census using questions about citizenship. Here are summaries of our findings. Full versions...

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 07, 2018

PolitiFact recently checked a statement President Donald Trump made about the U.S. trade deficit with China; a West Virginia congressman’s claim about the decline of U.S. manufacturing; and a top Republican Party official’s comments about the census using questions about citizenship. Here are summaries of our findings. Full versions...
Emily Bell
 Emily Bell, a registered nurse in the critical care unit of WellStar Kennestone, is known as a strong advocate for her patients. She put her advocacy into action one night for a patient who had received a few stents. Around midnight, the patient’s blood pressure started dropping and he became slightly out of breath. Emily quickly got...

5:13 PM Friday, Mar. 30, 2018

Emily Bell, a registered nurse in the critical care unit of WellStar Kennestone, is known as a strong advocate for her patients. She put her advocacy into action one night for a patient who had received a few stents. Around midnight, the patient’s blood pressure started dropping and he became slightly out of breath. Emily quickly got...





Nancy Badertscher

Nancy Badertscher covers Georgia politics and has been at the newspaper for almost 16 years.

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

Fredericka Hurley led in education, broke barriers
 Fredericka F. Hurley retired five times from Atlanta Public Schools. She kept getting called out of retirement to “put out fires” in problem schools or fill in for sick principals. “She dedicated her entire being to whatever she did,” daughter Dierdre Hurley said. Phinroye Fredericka Flack Hurley, a ground-breaking...

Posted: 13 days ago

Fredericka F. Hurley retired five times from Atlanta Public Schools. She kept getting called out of retirement to “put out fires” in problem schools or fill in for sick principals. “She dedicated her entire being to whatever she did,” daughter Dierdre Hurley said. Phinroye Fredericka Flack Hurley, a ground-breaking...
Gina Solomon, RN
 Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...

Posted: 13 days ago

Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...
Susie Drew, RN
 Six children – including a newborn – could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...

Posted: 13 days ago

Six children – including a newborn – could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...
Lynn Dixon, RN
 Lynn Dixon’s attention to detail has proven to be a life-saver. Lynn, an oncology clinical trial research nurse on DeKalb Medical Center’s cancer team, was going through the very rigorous process last August of determining whether a patient was suitable for a breast cancer trial. She was closely reviewing the patient’s medical...

Posted: 13 days ago

Lynn Dixon’s attention to detail has proven to be a life-saver. Lynn, an oncology clinical trial research nurse on DeKalb Medical Center’s cancer team, was going through the very rigorous process last August of determining whether a patient was suitable for a breast cancer trial. She was closely reviewing the patient’s medical...
Andy Gish, RN
 Nurse Andy Gish started noticing more and more drug overdose cases coming through the emergency room at Northside Hospital as far back as 2009-2010. “A lot of them were in bad shape,” Andy said. “A lot of them weren’t waking up.” By 2014, Georgia lawmakers were ready to address the problem and so was Andy. She...

Posted: 14 days ago

Nurse Andy Gish started noticing more and more drug overdose cases coming through the emergency room at Northside Hospital as far back as 2009-2010. “A lot of them were in bad shape,” Andy said. “A lot of them weren’t waking up.” By 2014, Georgia lawmakers were ready to address the problem and so was Andy. She...
Kate Castner, RN
 Kate Castner and her patient are living proof it pays to listen to your gut instinct. Last August, on a typically busy day in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Piedmont-Athens Regional, Kate was assigned a patient who was just out of gall bladder surgery. After monitoring him for 45 minutes, she was given the go-ahead to move him to a room...

Posted: 14 days ago

Kate Castner and her patient are living proof it pays to listen to your gut instinct. Last August, on a typically busy day in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Piedmont-Athens Regional, Kate was assigned a patient who was just out of gall bladder surgery. After monitoring him for 45 minutes, she was given the go-ahead to move him to a room...
Gene Dale, 84: Restaurateur loved to entertain Atlantans
 Gene Dale, a beloved Atlanta restaurateur and showman, died late Wednesday of complications from a fall. He was 84. For 25 years, Hollywood celebrities and the city’s elite packed Gene & Gabe’s, a supper club with New York flair and northern Italian cuisine that Dale co-owned at Piedmont and Monroe until 1990. “Gene & Gabe&rsquo...

Posted: 24 days ago

Gene Dale, a beloved Atlanta restaurateur and showman, died late Wednesday of complications from a fall. He was 84. For 25 years, Hollywood celebrities and the city’s elite packed Gene & Gabe’s, a supper club with New York flair and northern Italian cuisine that Dale co-owned at Piedmont and Monroe until 1990. “Gene & Gabe&rsquo...
Millennials in nursing
 Tara Noorani was like many 18-olds, heading off to college without much of a long-term plan. “I just knew I loved science,” she said. But in her fourth year of undergraduate studies at UCLA, Tara spent a year working with a nurse practitioner in a mobile clinic, treating the homeless. That helped to crystalize Tara’s vision...

3:58 PM Friday, Apr. 20, 2018

Tara Noorani was like many 18-olds, heading off to college without much of a long-term plan. “I just knew I loved science,” she said. But in her fourth year of undergraduate studies at UCLA, Tara spent a year working with a nurse practitioner in a mobile clinic, treating the homeless. That helped to crystalize Tara’s vision...
Victoria “Tori” Tester
 Northside Hospital patient Danielle Jarlock will never forget nurse Victoria “Tori” Tester. Danielle was in Northside’s High-risk Perinatal Unit for the third time in several weeks being monitored for pre-eclampsia with the pregnancy of her twins. On Jan. 20, 2016, after her bloodwork came back, doctors decided to do a C-Section...

3:53 PM Friday, Apr. 20, 2018

Northside Hospital patient Danielle Jarlock will never forget nurse Victoria “Tori” Tester. Danielle was in Northside’s High-risk Perinatal Unit for the third time in several weeks being monitored for pre-eclampsia with the pregnancy of her twins. On Jan. 20, 2016, after her bloodwork came back, doctors decided to do a C-Section...
PolitiFact roundup
 PolitiFact recently checked a statement President Donald Trump made about the U.S. trade deficit with China; a West Virginia congressman’s claim about the decline of U.S. manufacturing; and a top Republican Party official’s comments about the census using questions about citizenship. Here are summaries of our findings. Full versions...

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 07, 2018

PolitiFact recently checked a statement President Donald Trump made about the U.S. trade deficit with China; a West Virginia congressman’s claim about the decline of U.S. manufacturing; and a top Republican Party official’s comments about the census using questions about citizenship. Here are summaries of our findings. Full versions...
Emily Bell
 Emily Bell, a registered nurse in the critical care unit of WellStar Kennestone, is known as a strong advocate for her patients. She put her advocacy into action one night for a patient who had received a few stents. Around midnight, the patient’s blood pressure started dropping and he became slightly out of breath. Emily quickly got...

5:13 PM Friday, Mar. 30, 2018

Emily Bell, a registered nurse in the critical care unit of WellStar Kennestone, is known as a strong advocate for her patients. She put her advocacy into action one night for a patient who had received a few stents. Around midnight, the patient’s blood pressure started dropping and he became slightly out of breath. Emily quickly got...





Nancy Badertscher

Nancy Badertscher covers Georgia politics and has been at the newspaper for almost 16 years.

Latest from Nancy Badertscher

Fredericka Hurley led in education, broke barriers
 Fredericka F. Hurley retired five times from Atlanta Public Schools. She kept getting called out of retirement to “put out fires” in problem schools or fill in for sick principals. “She dedicated her entire being to whatever she did,” daughter Dierdre Hurley said. Phinroye Fredericka Flack Hurley, a ground-breaking...

Posted: 13 days ago

Fredericka F. Hurley retired five times from Atlanta Public Schools. She kept getting called out of retirement to “put out fires” in problem schools or fill in for sick principals. “She dedicated her entire being to whatever she did,” daughter Dierdre Hurley said. Phinroye Fredericka Flack Hurley, a ground-breaking...
Gina Solomon, RN
 Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...

Posted: 13 days ago

Last November, trauma nurse Gina Solomon decided a dying 4-month-old and his parents needed a chance for final goodbyes. Mom, Dad, baby and the couple’s two other children had all been injured in a horrific car crash. The parents landed at Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, and their children were sent 35 miles away for trauma...
Susie Drew, RN
 Six children – including a newborn – could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...

Posted: 13 days ago

Six children – including a newborn – could have been motherless were it not for the quick actions of Northside Hospital’s Susie Drew and others. On Jan. 5 of this year, staff in the hospital’s Postpartum Unit heard the dreaded “Code Blue” and rushed to a new mother’s bedside. There, Susie and others...
Lynn Dixon, RN
 Lynn Dixon’s attention to detail has proven to be a life-saver. Lynn, an oncology clinical trial research nurse on DeKalb Medical Center’s cancer team, was going through the very rigorous process last August of determining whether a patient was suitable for a breast cancer trial. She was closely reviewing the patient’s medical...

Posted: 13 days ago

Lynn Dixon’s attention to detail has proven to be a life-saver. Lynn, an oncology clinical trial research nurse on DeKalb Medical Center’s cancer team, was going through the very rigorous process last August of determining whether a patient was suitable for a breast cancer trial. She was closely reviewing the patient’s medical...
Andy Gish, RN
 Nurse Andy Gish started noticing more and more drug overdose cases coming through the emergency room at Northside Hospital as far back as 2009-2010. “A lot of them were in bad shape,” Andy said. “A lot of them weren’t waking up.” By 2014, Georgia lawmakers were ready to address the problem and so was Andy. She...

Posted: 14 days ago

Nurse Andy Gish started noticing more and more drug overdose cases coming through the emergency room at Northside Hospital as far back as 2009-2010. “A lot of them were in bad shape,” Andy said. “A lot of them weren’t waking up.” By 2014, Georgia lawmakers were ready to address the problem and so was Andy. She...
Kate Castner, RN
 Kate Castner and her patient are living proof it pays to listen to your gut instinct. Last August, on a typically busy day in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Piedmont-Athens Regional, Kate was assigned a patient who was just out of gall bladder surgery. After monitoring him for 45 minutes, she was given the go-ahead to move him to a room...

Posted: 14 days ago

Kate Castner and her patient are living proof it pays to listen to your gut instinct. Last August, on a typically busy day in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit at Piedmont-Athens Regional, Kate was assigned a patient who was just out of gall bladder surgery. After monitoring him for 45 minutes, she was given the go-ahead to move him to a room...
Gene Dale, 84: Restaurateur loved to entertain Atlantans
 Gene Dale, a beloved Atlanta restaurateur and showman, died late Wednesday of complications from a fall. He was 84. For 25 years, Hollywood celebrities and the city’s elite packed Gene & Gabe’s, a supper club with New York flair and northern Italian cuisine that Dale co-owned at Piedmont and Monroe until 1990. “Gene & Gabe&rsquo...

Posted: 24 days ago

Gene Dale, a beloved Atlanta restaurateur and showman, died late Wednesday of complications from a fall. He was 84. For 25 years, Hollywood celebrities and the city’s elite packed Gene & Gabe’s, a supper club with New York flair and northern Italian cuisine that Dale co-owned at Piedmont and Monroe until 1990. “Gene & Gabe&rsquo...
Millennials in nursing
 Tara Noorani was like many 18-olds, heading off to college without much of a long-term plan. “I just knew I loved science,” she said. But in her fourth year of undergraduate studies at UCLA, Tara spent a year working with a nurse practitioner in a mobile clinic, treating the homeless. That helped to crystalize Tara’s vision...

3:58 PM Friday, Apr. 20, 2018

Tara Noorani was like many 18-olds, heading off to college without much of a long-term plan. “I just knew I loved science,” she said. But in her fourth year of undergraduate studies at UCLA, Tara spent a year working with a nurse practitioner in a mobile clinic, treating the homeless. That helped to crystalize Tara’s vision...
Victoria “Tori” Tester
 Northside Hospital patient Danielle Jarlock will never forget nurse Victoria “Tori” Tester. Danielle was in Northside’s High-risk Perinatal Unit for the third time in several weeks being monitored for pre-eclampsia with the pregnancy of her twins. On Jan. 20, 2016, after her bloodwork came back, doctors decided to do a C-Section...

3:53 PM Friday, Apr. 20, 2018

Northside Hospital patient Danielle Jarlock will never forget nurse Victoria “Tori” Tester. Danielle was in Northside’s High-risk Perinatal Unit for the third time in several weeks being monitored for pre-eclampsia with the pregnancy of her twins. On Jan. 20, 2016, after her bloodwork came back, doctors decided to do a C-Section...
PolitiFact roundup
 PolitiFact recently checked a statement President Donald Trump made about the U.S. trade deficit with China; a West Virginia congressman’s claim about the decline of U.S. manufacturing; and a top Republican Party official’s comments about the census using questions about citizenship. Here are summaries of our findings. Full versions...

4:00 AM Saturday, Apr. 07, 2018

PolitiFact recently checked a statement President Donald Trump made about the U.S. trade deficit with China; a West Virginia congressman’s claim about the decline of U.S. manufacturing; and a top Republican Party official’s comments about the census using questions about citizenship. Here are summaries of our findings. Full versions...
Emily Bell
 Emily Bell, a registered nurse in the critical care unit of WellStar Kennestone, is known as a strong advocate for her patients. She put her advocacy into action one night for a patient who had received a few stents. Around midnight, the patient’s blood pressure started dropping and he became slightly out of breath. Emily quickly got...

5:13 PM Friday, Mar. 30, 2018

Emily Bell, a registered nurse in the critical care unit of WellStar Kennestone, is known as a strong advocate for her patients. She put her advocacy into action one night for a patient who had received a few stents. Around midnight, the patient’s blood pressure started dropping and he became slightly out of breath. Emily quickly got...