Augusta's sizable medical community is among the region's largest economic growth sectors, including Georgia Regents Medical Center, Augusta's third-largest employer.

The market's other health care providers - Aiken Regional Medical Centers, University Hospital, Trinity Hospital, Doctors Hospital, two Veterans Affairs medical centers and Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center - continue to draw patients from across Georgia and South Carolina.

Health care construction in Augusta remains strong, with some projects starting even as others finish. University Hospital moved into its new Heart & Vascular Institute, and Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics has completed its new outpatient Cancer Center. Doctors Hospital has finished renovations that include a Intensive Care Unit, 24 new private rooms and a new lobby.

Even amid all the dust of construction, Augusta hospitals continue to focus on providing cutting-edge treatments and research and enjoy a growing reputation as a regional hub for patient referrals.

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University McDuffie bucks trend for small hospitals

A little over a year after moving into the brand new building off Interstate 20, University Hospital McDuffie is thriving and defying the trend for small hospitals in Georgia.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

AU health board looks at financial turnaround plan

Facing a $2.3 million deficit so far this year, the board that governs Augusta University's health system took stock Thursday of a turnaround plan that includes greater use of its pharmacies and ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Tiny tumor wracks woman's body with pain

Valerie Miller, 50, of Hephzibah, was diagnosed last year with tumor-induced osteomalacia, a very rare syndrome where a tumor leached phosphate from her bloodstream and caused intense pain ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Medical district bringing vitality to older commercial zones

The loosely defined area centered around 15th Street and Walton Way will soon be teeming with hundreds of undergraduates when the first phase of new student housing is finished this year at the ...
By Damon Cline | Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

Augusta University will unveil its new brand today

Augusta University will unveil its new brand today. In advance of the ceremony its boards of health system and hospital have agreed to a name change.
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

Meditation calms PTSD for veterans

Researchers at Eisenhower Army Medical Center and Augusta University recently published a study that showed that those suffering from PTSD did better on managing symptoms and medication use while ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Jan. 15, 2016

Deal budget adds staff at Gracewood

ATLANTA - Augusta's East Central Regional Hos­pital gets more staff and the prolonged shortage in education funding gets smaller but doesn't disappear under a $47.5 billion spending blueprint.
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Team Lean kicks off at Family Y

Seventy corporate, school and church teams competing this year in the annual Team Lean contest sponsored by the Family Y of Greater Augusta.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016

AU teaches ultrasound to Army docs

When Maj. Scott Grogan was deployed in Afghanistan, the nearest forward aid station had ultrasound imaging equipment. “But nobody was trained to use it,” he said.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

Santa delivers gifts at children's hospital

St. Nicholas entered through a pair of sliding doors Friday morning at the Children's Hospital of Georgia. Wai­ting on the other side were dozens of smiling faces from kids unable to go home ...
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, Dec. 25, 2015

Hospital urges collaborations

University Hospital wants its employed physicians to start working more closely together like a "multi-specialty clinic," University CEO Jim Davis said Thursday. 
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

University Hospital opens Aiken Prompt Care center

CEO Jim Davis said University Hospital has not given up on the dream of opening a hospital in the community.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

Santa pays visit to burn center

The tradition of Santa and firefighters visiting children at the burn center at Doctors Hospital started 26 years ago.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

Breast cancer patient in hospice awaits last Christmas

Ashley Horne and her family will be celebrating Christmas early this year because they must. "We realized I am probably not going to make it until Christ­mas," said the 28-year-old mother of two.
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Irish group feeds veterans at Christmas event

Coated with red, white and blue icing, three words on a holiday cake summed up the celebration Thursday at St. Mary on the Hill: Merry Christmas Veterans.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Program aims to reduce emotional toll

Sitting at a piano, recalling lessons she learned as a girl more than 50 years ago, is helping Linda Byrd deal with her recovery from ovarian cancer.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

Suit alleges malpractice at fort hospital

According to the lawsuit, Robin Wrice was a long-time patient at Eisenhower.
Monday, Dec. 7, 2015

Delivery options dwindle

For many women in Georgia, the options for where to give birth have been dwindling rapidly as more hospitals close labor and delivery units or shut down altogether, particularly in rural areas.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Georgia Regents gets final OK to build Columbia County hospital

The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health signed the final order Monday allowing Georgia Regents Medical Center to build a hospital near Grovetown, closing the door for appeals.
By Tim Rausch | Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Georgia, Texas try to retain new doctors

Georgia and Texas have greatly increased their medical school enrollments and are looking at creative strategies to increase residencies as a way of keeping those newly minted doctors to practice ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015
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