Stories by Tom Corwin

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

University names Davis CEO

Former engineer Jim Davis was appointed today as the new president/CEO of University Health Care System.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, May 24, 2010

12-year-old to address lawmakers

There are not many preteens wrestling with a career choice between therapist and lobbyist but, Michelle Ballasiotes has experience in both.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Eye disorder's link to iron explored

Fred Johnson, of North Augusta, was driving up to a stop sign when he noticed he could see it with his right eye but something was blocking his vision in his left eye.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, May 20, 2010

MCG making a change

Medical College of Georgia's administration will see at least one shake-up prior to the arrival of incoming President Ricardo Azziz.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MCG Health sees 'rocky' path

Facing an uncertain future with a "rocky" state revenue outlook, the company that runs Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics is looking at a challenging budget year.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, May 16, 2010

MCG resident's research builds name

Brian J. Miller, MCG's chief resident of general psychiatry, has been named Resident of the Year.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, May 15, 2010

MCG leader arranging meetings

Dr. Ricardo Azziz will meet with as many people as he can to get their takes on challenges ahead of Medical College of Georgia.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, May 14, 2010

MCG aims to expand with new building

Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine must adapt quickly, the school's dean said Friday.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Azziz laments MCG grant efforts

Incoming Medical College of Georgia President Ricardo Azziz says the school doesn't have what it takes yet to compete for some cutting-edge federal grants.
By Tom Corwin and Walter Jones

Cuts not as bad expected at MCG, Augusta State

Medical College of Georgia might have fared slightly better than expected when the Board of Regents voted on the budget Tuesday.
By Preston Sparks and Tom Corwin

Monday, May 10, 2010

Azziz to study MCG pay issue

New MCG president will look into an investigation that found rise in administration, salaries.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, May 7, 2010

Nursing graduate wins MCG award

Mary Kate McAdams, 23, was the $25,000 John F. Beard Award winner at the Medical College of Georgia's 181st Commencement on Friday.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, May 6, 2010

As a child, MCG grad knew she would become a doctor

From preschool to the Medical College of Georgia, Alexis Simpkins has had one goal.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sensations mark transplant anniversary

The frustration is evident in Jeff Kepner's voice as he talks about his hands a year after they were transplanted onto his body.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Salaries of MCG administrators soar in 5 years

Salaries paid to the Medical College of Georgia's administration have increased more than 50 percent in five years, more than double the rate of salary increases overall at the school, according ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Injections show promise for diabetic eyes

Local physicians are involved in a study for the first new treatment in 25 years for a diabetes-related eye swelling called macular edema.
By Tom Corwin

Trauma-care funding needs action today

The Georgia Legislature must act today if voters are to have a chance at approving a car tag fee that would provide a permanent funding source for the state's trauma system.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Air pollution lands city in report

Augusta is among the 25 worst cities for a certain type of air pollution even as other Georgia cities have improved, according to a report from the American Lung Association.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, April 26, 2010

Simulator aids pediatrics residents

A $75,000 simulator system allows pediatric hospital trainees to gain valuable experience.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 23, 2010

Integrated MCG examined

Leaders from the three parts of the Medical College of Georgia are meeting regularly to better coordinate what they do and look at sharing some services.
By Tom Corwin and Walter Jones
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