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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Charlie Norwood VA using simulated training

The Augusta VA's SimLab earlier this month received its certification, one of less than 40 VAs in the country to achieve that designation, officials said.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, July 18, 2016

AU Medical Center expects savings from lab deal

The board passed a resolution agreeing to a 15-year deal with Danaher Corp./Beckman Coulter Inc. for the company to essentially provide all of its lab equipment and testing materials, as well as ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, July 13, 2016

$1.4 million donated for cancer research

A gift of $1.4 million is being made to the Georgia Cancer Center and the Children's Hospital of Georgia, Augusta University announced Tuesday.
By Damon Cline | Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Doctor part of effort to improve response to mass casualties

Dr. Gina Piazza is helping to lead a task force to suggest better ways for emergency departments to respond to events like the nightclub shooting in Orlando but says it still doesn't have the ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, June 26, 2016

Brain aneurysm couldn't prevent wedding

Even after a blood vessel burst in his fiancée's brain and she was rushed to the hospital, and even after emergency surgery, and even when he didn't know whether she would wake up and know who he ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Research seeks better drug for Parkinson's

Augusta University researchers are looking at a metabolite similar to established drugs that might have the protective effects on nerve cells without the significant side effects of the ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Special team honors VA dead

Silence is part of the reverence the Honors Escort team provides for those who die at the Augusta VA hospitals. Monday's training was part of efforts to make sure all of the protocols are followed ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, June 6, 2016

Searching for ways to shield kidneys from cancer drug

Water didn’t really play much of a role in Valerie Ferguson’s life until she became a cancer patient.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, June 5, 2016

Survivor pushes walk for male cancers

The proceeds will benefit men with cancer being treated at Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University to include help with treatment, lodging and transportation.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, June 2, 2016

New genetic test can help patients avoid chemo

The new genectic test looks at more risk genes, which gives doctors a better idea on whether chemotheraphy is needed.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, May 29, 2016

Ex-VA hospital supervisor convicted

Cathedral Henderson, 51, of Mar­tinez, was found guilty of 50 counts of making false statements in relation to health care and one count of making a false statement to a federal agent.
By Sandy Hodson | Friday, May 27, 2016

Hospital will buy nursing home facility

University Hospital is buying the Amara Health Care and Re­hab nursing home in Augusta to not only get its valuable state-li­censed beds but also help the hos­pital in the future with ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, May 26, 2016

VA official cites call to cleanup 'major problem' with consults

The government rested its case against Cathedral Henderson, who has pleaded not guilty to 50 counts of making false statements.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Records falsified amid VA mandate, officials say

Cathedral Henderson is charged with 50 counts of making false statements by having the information entered into patient records and has pleaded not guilty.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Trial of ex-VA supervisor opens

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lamont Belk told a jury Monday that Cathedral Henderson is criminally responsible for directing employees to falsify medical records that led to the cancellation of services.
By Sandy Hodson | Monday, May 23, 2016

Medical services flocking to Grovetown

If Doctors Hospital of Augusta loses its final appeals of a state license to build a hospital in Columbia County, the area in a few years will be the site of AU Medical Center's 100-bed community ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sleep disorders, post-traumatic stress raise suicide risk

Rare clinical trials at AU for suicidal patients are looking for ways to treat underlying problems that could help lower that risk, Dr. Vaughn McCall told a conference at the Charlie Norwood VA ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, May 20, 2016

Trial to begin Monday in Charlie Norwood VA medical care scandal

Cathedral Henderson has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges. His attorney has previously stated that Henderson was following direct orders from his supervisor.
By Sandy Hodson | Wednesday, May 18, 2016

University Hospital retains top safety rating

For the third year in a row, Uni­versity Hospital earned a top grade for safety, but this time it was the only Augusta hospital to do so.
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, April 30, 2016

AU part of stem-cell study for heart failure

More than 100 patients took part in the largest clinical trial to look at using the cells as a potential treatment for heart failure patients.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, April 24, 2016
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