Depot plan is sound

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After initial outrage at the thought of the Medical College of Georgia Foundation operating as a real-estate developer and trying to gather information (“MCG group to buy depot,” Jan. 6), it now seems to be a rational plan for getting the maximum value out of a piece of land that was given to them, pursued under the guidance of real-estate professionals who, as good citizens, are donating their knowledge and time.

Having said that, this is a good time to remember the strong and synergistic association that has existed over the years between medical education and indigent medical care. In fact, it is safe to say that throughout most of the history of modern medicine, the one could not have existed without the other. Each has greatly benefited from the presence of the other.

We can hope that there will be continued public support as the foundation continues its efforts to facilitate the clinical association of those in need of medical care and aspiring health-care students, to the advantage of both.

R. Brooks Scurry Jr.

Augusta

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Techfan
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Techfan 01/13/13 - 08:21 am
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There's an MCG Foundation

There's an MCG Foundation when there's no MCG?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/13/13 - 05:16 pm
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With all of the hospitals, doctors and med students in
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the CSRA, we should have a world class "free walk in clinic". No strings, no money, just need. Like a soup kitchen (we have a world class one of those at 702 Fenwick ). We should be the world leader. It could even be located in the CBD. Certainly there is no shortage of trained health care givers. Students longing for live bodies to poke and prod. No shortage of money or wealthy charitable patrons waiting for a cause. A plaque of recognition over the door. Why then you ask is this not a priority? A baseball stadium or a free health clinic open to all? Small examples exist. Small numbers of doctors volunteer.

Could it be lost revenue? Could it be malpractice? Could it just be where the heart and soul of the CSRA resides. The sick and afflicted are a downer for those who do not make a profit from their misfortune.
We challenge the health care industry of the CSRA to look at something other than the bottom line. W.G. Watson was the last of the truly caring men of medicine. A healer. Now its, I need your charge card before I speak to you and if it fails I will bill you an additonal $35 inconvenience fee.

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soapy_725 01/13/13 - 05:20 pm
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Pass me that Kool Aid. LOL LOL
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pursued under the guidance of real-estate professionals who, as good citizens, are donating their knowledge and time.

How does a person who moves real estate from one to another donate their time to assist in the transfer of property?

Real estate and used cars require similar skills. Be there done that.

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countyman 01/14/13 - 01:14 am
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2013=Big year for Richmond County especially urban core

The 25 acre development at the depot property(grocery store included), and the Cook Out restaurant will bring new life into Harrisburg.
http://appweb.augustaga.gov/planning_zoning/plazid_display.asp?zID=4334

The $76 million Medical Commons underway, 25 acre development/$1 million pedestrian park coming soon, and the $100 million Cancer Center beginning at the end of 2013 equals one powerful economic storm in the Medical District.

The next thing the city should do is demolish the bus terminal, and sell the land to GRU/private sector. Then build the police precinct/bus terminal in the CBD. Work on attracting small businesses along Broad street in Harrisburg, and turning the Sibley Mill into a mix-use property.

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Gage Creed 01/15/13 - 08:37 pm
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Hmmm....sounds like someone

Hmmm....sounds like someone is working their way down to Olmstead Homes and that place where ole' Jean Grackets lives....

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