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Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

University, Doctors fight for Columbia County

The fight to build the first hospital in Columbia County continues despite a decision to award the license to Georgia Regents Medical Center as University and Doctors hospitals have filed notice ...
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

CDC: Ebola threat continues

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to concern officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with progress in one country and increased outbreaks in others, particularly ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

MCG students educated on ultrasound

Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University is joining about a dozen other schools in adding ultrasound instruction across all four years of medical school.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Commissioner lauds work on Ebola

Despite some challenges, Georgia’s public health system and its hospitals are ready to handle any potential Ebola patients, the commissioner of Georgia Department of Public Health said Thursday.
By Tom Corwin

University Hospital to appeal Columbia County denial

University's board voted Thursday to proceed with the appeal, which will probably be filed next week, said Ed Burr, senior vice president for legal affairs.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Flu is here with unusual symptoms

Flu is definitely widespread in Georgia, which means it has appeared in more than half the counties in the state. On the scale of one to 10, with 10 being the highest level of intensity for ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014

Second time around easier for ACA enrollees

The second Open Enrollment period began Nov. 15 and nationwide almost 1.4 million had selected a plan as of Dec. 5, about 48 percent for the first time, according to the Department of Health and ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

MCG students join nationwide protest

As she lay in an eerily silent protest for more than 15 minutes, with only the humming of electricity and gurgling from a nearby storm drain, Ijeoma Okoro teared up as she thought of those who ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Foundation jump starts GRU's child cancer trials

GRU researcher Theodore Johnson hopes his immunotherapy approach could become the beginning of what might be a unique program for children with cancer.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

University to manage Sandersville hospital

University Hospital will help manage the Washington County Regional Medical Center even as it continues to increase its geographic spread across the area.
By Tom Corwin

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Man with Ménière's disease inspires clinical trial

A fledgling clinical trial could provide data about the impact stress has on people with salt-sensitive hypertension.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

University sought Aiken bid during CON chaos

The chaos in health care regulation in South Carolina prompted University to first seek to build a 50-bed facility across the river in Aiken, an official said.
By Tom Corwin

University seeking Aiken hospital

University Hospital announced this morning it will seek to build a $53 million facility on 40 acres it has purchased at Robert Bell Parkway and Trolley Line Road on the northwest side of Aiken.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

CDC says flu strains don't match shot

In a Health Alert Network advisory issued Wednesday and during a teleconference Thursday, CDC said it was seeing a greater prevalence of a "drifted" or genetically altered influenza H3N2 strain ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Gracewood back in compliance

In a series of inspections beginning last March through June and culminating on Aug. 2, surveyors found a number of violations. The hospital is now back in compliance.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Georgia Regents' hospital plan chosen

Georgia Regents Medical Center won a lengthy and hardfought battle over two other Augusta hospitals to build the first hospital in Columbia County, the Georgia Department of Community Health ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Azziz speaks of his 'gratitude' to GRU

A day after he was turned down for a post at another university, Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz shared a message with employees that was entitled "Gratitude."
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Azziz not favored for UNLV job

A search committee will not recommend Georgia Regents Uni­ver­sity President Ri­cardo Azziz to lead the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Experts hoping better enrollment second time around

The second open enrollment period begins in the Health Insurance Marketplaces under the Affordable Care Act.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Doctors, Trinity again Top Performers

For the third year in a row, Trinity was named Top Performer by the hospital accrediting body The Joint Commission, while Doctors earned the honor for the fourth consecutive year, something only ...
By Tom Corwin
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