Carrie Teegardin

Reporter

Carrie Teegardin is on the investigative team. She is a graduate of Duke University and has won numerous national journalism awards. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation

Latest from Carrie Teegardin

Nonprofit hospitals under pressure over transparency, charity
 Northside Hospital Inc. paid its CEO more than $3 million in 2016 — a total compensation package that placed him well above most of his peers. Northside’s longtime CEO even made more than the chief executive of the renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. How does he earn the bonuses and other payments that bump up his pay? The hospital...

Posted: 15 days ago

Northside Hospital Inc. paid its CEO more than $3 million in 2016 — a total compensation package that placed him well above most of his peers. Northside’s longtime CEO even made more than the chief executive of the renowned Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. How does he earn the bonuses and other payments that bump up his pay? The hospital...
New agreement signed to aid children of immigrants
 Georgia’s child welfare chief announced a new agreement Wednesday with the Consulate General of Mexico to help protect children whose parents get detained or deported due to immigration issues. Children of those immigrants sometimes end up in Georgia’s foster care system. The Mexican consulate in Atlanta had pushed for an agreement...

Posted: 16 days ago

Georgia’s child welfare chief announced a new agreement Wednesday with the Consulate General of Mexico to help protect children whose parents get detained or deported due to immigration issues. Children of those immigrants sometimes end up in Georgia’s foster care system. The Mexican consulate in Atlanta had pushed for an agreement...
Hospitals must make prices public starting Jan. 1
 Do hospitals really charge patients $15 for a Tylenol and even more for a bandage? How much will I get billed for my new pacemaker? Will my emergency care for a heart attack cost more than my house? Health care pricing has always been complex, confounding and mysterious, with the prices revealed after the care is provided, instead of before...

Posted: 21 days ago

Do hospitals really charge patients $15 for a Tylenol and even more for a bandage? How much will I get billed for my new pacemaker? Will my emergency care for a heart attack cost more than my house? Health care pricing has always been complex, confounding and mysterious, with the prices revealed after the care is provided, instead of before...
United fans turn out in full force for big game
 Emphatic chants of “A-T-L, A-T-L” reverberated from the stands. Dozens of banners waved. Drummers, several shirtless, pounded their percussion instruments. And ecstatic fans jumped to their feet as the big game geared up. In only its second season, Atlanta United was competing for the first major professional sports title for...

1:30 AM Sunday, Dec. 09, 2018

Emphatic chants of “A-T-L, A-T-L” reverberated from the stands. Dozens of banners waved. Drummers, several shirtless, pounded their percussion instruments. And ecstatic fans jumped to their feet as the big game geared up. In only its second season, Atlanta United was competing for the first major professional sports title for...
Atlanta United fans brave rain, cold to tailgate
 Atlanta United’s fan base wasn’t deterred by constant rain and cold temperatures during the pregame hours Saturday afternoon. The tailgate crowd was assembled under a sea of tents at the Gulch as they kept warm huddled around portable heaters, grills and even a giant smoker preparing a whole hog. Kyle Yessa and Jeremy Barrow were...

9:39 PM Saturday, Dec. 08, 2018

Atlanta United’s fan base wasn’t deterred by constant rain and cold temperatures during the pregame hours Saturday afternoon. The tailgate crowd was assembled under a sea of tents at the Gulch as they kept warm huddled around portable heaters, grills and even a giant smoker preparing a whole hog. Kyle Yessa and Jeremy Barrow were...
Former local hospital executives fighting criminal charges
 A massive bribery and health care fraud case playing out in Atlanta doesn’t involve cash under the table, lavish free vacations or Medicaid billings for services that were never provided. But two former Atlanta hospital executives are facing possible prison time in a high-profile, white-collar prosecution — even though the executives...

5:00 AM Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018

A massive bribery and health care fraud case playing out in Atlanta doesn’t involve cash under the table, lavish free vacations or Medicaid billings for services that were never provided. But two former Atlanta hospital executives are facing possible prison time in a high-profile, white-collar prosecution — even though the executives...
Executive’s lifestyle under scrutiny as duped investors wait for money
 Christopher and Connie Brogdon’s asset list suggests the pinnacle of Atlanta prosperity. The couple’s $5 million residence near the top of the St. Regis offers stunning views from one of Buckhead’s most elite addresses. They can pick from a Lexus SUV, a BMW coupe and a Porsche Panamera to navigate the city’s traffic...

10:00 AM Friday, Oct. 19, 2018

Christopher and Connie Brogdon’s asset list suggests the pinnacle of Atlanta prosperity. The couple’s $5 million residence near the top of the St. Regis offers stunning views from one of Buckhead’s most elite addresses. They can pick from a Lexus SUV, a BMW coupe and a Porsche Panamera to navigate the city’s traffic...
Georgia reunites three children with deported mother
 A deported Honduran mother who has been separated from her four young children for more than a year was finally reunited with three of her children this week, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services announced Thursday. The fourth child, a daughter, was delayed due to emergency treatment for an appendicitis. When she has fully...

5:15 PM Thursday, Oct. 04, 2018

A deported Honduran mother who has been separated from her four young children for more than a year was finally reunited with three of her children this week, the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services announced Thursday. The fourth child, a daughter, was delayed due to emergency treatment for an appendicitis. When she has fully...
Far from border, families separated in Georgia
 For more than a year, a Honduran woman has been trying to get Georgia to return her four small children. She was deported in 2017. But the children are in foster care here — and so far, the state hasn’t agreed to give them back. As the family’s separation drags on, the mother has grown desperate, the Honduran consul general...

1:08 PM Friday, Aug. 31, 2018

For more than a year, a Honduran woman has been trying to get Georgia to return her four small children. She was deported in 2017. But the children are in foster care here — and so far, the state hasn’t agreed to give them back. As the family’s separation drags on, the mother has grown desperate, the Honduran consul general...
Oxendine caught up in lab testing dispute
 Georgia’s former insurance commissioner John W. Oxendine says he walked away from a deal with a Texas company called Next Health that is embroiled in a $100 million fraud lawsuit playing out in Dallas. But a paper trail that revealed Oxendine’s plans to work with the company is part of the ambitious civil case against Next Health...

11:00 AM Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018

Georgia’s former insurance commissioner John W. Oxendine says he walked away from a deal with a Texas company called Next Health that is embroiled in a $100 million fraud lawsuit playing out in Dallas. But a paper trail that revealed Oxendine’s plans to work with the company is part of the ambitious civil case against Next Health...
New details emerge about judge’s determination to give leniency to teen now accused of murder
 Police arrested a second suspect Thursday in a fatal shooting outside a north Atlanta country club as new details emerged about the leniency granted in an earlier case to the 17-year-old accused gunman. Jayden Myrick, who was arrested in the shooting last month, was “the big test case” for reforming juvenile offenders outside...

6:06 PM Thursday, Aug. 02, 2018

Police arrested a second suspect Thursday in a fatal shooting outside a north Atlanta country club as new details emerged about the leniency granted in an earlier case to the 17-year-old accused gunman. Jayden Myrick, who was arrested in the shooting last month, was “the big test case” for reforming juvenile offenders outside...