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Monday, May 4, 2015

Doctors Hospital sues state

Doctors Hospital of Augusta is suing the state over its decision to award a license to build a hospital in Columbia County using a rare exception to the license standards.
By Tom Corwin

Augusta VA director strengthening staff relationships after 2-year 'beating'

The new director of Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center said Monday she has spent her first three months establishing positive relationships with staff who have endured a ...
By Wesley Brown

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Raises vary widely for GRU administrators

While there has been an overall 6 percent increase in administrative pay at Georgia Regents University since it was created by consolidation, raises and promotions have caused vastly different ...
By Tom Corwin and Sandy Hodson

Friday, May 1, 2015

Hospital puts nurse pay cut on hold

Calling it a "good faith error," the interim CEO of Georgia Regents Medical Center said that eliminating some pay incentives, which were loudly protested Wednes­day, is on hold for now.
By Tom Corwin

New MCG, University ties possible, dean says

Medical College of Georgia Dean Peter Buckley revisited the school's strategic plan and checked in on satellite campuses across the state.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Activists to approach leaders on tougher smoking ordinance

At a meeting of Healthy Augusta, members of the BreathEasy Coa­lition showed off new ads promoting clean air and talked about approaching the Augusta Commission.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

GRMC nurses oppose pay cuts

In two months veteran senior staff nurse Amie Powell will have her pay cut by Georgia Regents Medical Center and she is not happy about it.
By Tom Corwin

Quick actions at fort hospital saves a life, valuable meds

Two soldiers were honored this month for acting quickly to save a patient's life and $1.1 million in medical supplies when equipment shut down during a power outage inside the hospital's pharmacies.
By Wesley Brown

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chinese physicians exchange ideas at GRU

A handful of physicians from Jiangsu Province Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine are spending three months at GRU as part of an exchange between institutions that is being facilitated by ...
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Growth factors, immune response key for stem cells

The real power of these cells comes from their ability to regulate the immune response and spark the body's own regenerative machinery, leading researchers said. 
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 24, 2015

MCG Foundation gives $1 million

The foundation is donating $1 million to the J. Harold Harrison MD Edu­cation Commons building, which will be used to help retire some of the debt the building still carries.
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Spending of reserves questioned at GRU

While it helped solve problems working together years ago, Georgia Regents University and its health systems and faculty practices should re-evaluate whether that integrated governance is still ...
By Tom Corwin

Ga. fires back on nursing home payments

ATLANTA -- The commissioner of Georgia's Medicaid agency has written a sharply worded defense of nursing home payments now deemed improper by the federal government.
By Andy Miller

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Azziz to next GRU President: 'Take the time' to know community

Ricardo Azziz, who resigned earlier this year and will step down as president July 1 to begin a year-long "education leave with pay," also had some advice for his successor in an interview afterward.
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Problems reported on Augusta VA elevators

Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center had to call contract mechanics 260 times last year to repair broken and stuck elevators that records show trapped 25 passengers and ...
By Wesley Brown

Interim dean named for Athens MCG campus

Dr. Leslie Petch Lee will become interim dean on May 13 when current Dean Barbara Schuster ends her term May 12.

Organization organizes mobile food drive

More than 40 high school students of Youth Leadership Augusta are asking for nonperishable food donations for their Driving Hunger Away mobile food drive Saturday.
By Sean Gruber

Monday, April 20, 2015

Former doctor's book awaits word on movie deal

The book "On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story" by retired Navy Commander Richard Jadick has been optioned to be made into a movie.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, April 17, 2015

Survey: Families satisfied with state care

A survey by the advocacy group VOR finds that families with loved ones in state developmental centers and hospitals are much happier with the care than those with relatives in non-institutional ...
By Tom Corwin

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Families get temporary cards to possess medical marijuana

More than a dozen families of children with severe seizure disorders can now legally possess cannabis oil in Georgia after Gov. Nathan Deal signed medical marijuana legislation Thursday.
By Tom Corwin
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