Hospitals

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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Macon pastor wins Augusta VA's resident chaplain of year

Dianne Lewis named the Augusta area's resident chaplain of the year.
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Augusta VA to join National Resource Directory

Expanding on its efforts to provide timely care, the VA Medical Center’s Mental Health Clinic announced Wednesday it’s joining a new database that connects veterans and caregivers to support ...
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

Veterans want review of Augusta VA advocates

During the two-hour outreach event held by Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center, more than 100 veterans demanded a review of the program.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Virus likely in Augusta already

A rash of seriously ill children in Augusta is likely part of a national outbreak of an uncommon strain of a summer virus, though it has not been confirmed.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

Augusta VA silent on patient treatment

For nearly two years, medical records show Augusta VA doctors have delayed appointments and used outdated reports to diagnose Durwin Martin's injured left knee.
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Augusta VA announces town hall meeting

The director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center will provide an update on facility improvements next week during a town hall the Augusta hospital is holding to address long wait times and ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

Fort Gordon hospital recognized

Eisenhower Army Medical Center celebrated a national study this week that found the Fort Gordon hospital has consistently ranked among the best in the country for lower-than-expected surgical ...
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Adverse care confirmed at Augusta VA

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center appears to be making strides toward erasing long wait times, but documents suggest the hospital still has a ways to go to improve quality of care.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Aug 29, 2014

GR Health, Cerner ink $400 million deal

In another massive collaboration with a health care technology company, Georgia Regents Health System is entering into a $400 million deal with Cerner Corp. to provide all of its health care ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

University to add Prompt Care in Aiken

Seeing a need for care in Aiken, University Hospital is moving to add a Prompt Care in Aiken.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Icy challenge helps ALS patients

Donations can be made to the GRU ALS clinic and 80 percent of the money will stay in Augusta to help its patients.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Isakson touts VA overhaul as answer to Augusta's problems

Outlining the benefits of a $16 billion reform package he helped negotiate last month, Sen. Johnny Isakson told Augusta veterans they can expect more accountability.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Study finds HPV vaccine safe, effective

A vaccine against a very common sexually transmitted virus that can cause cervical cancer has proven safe and effective over eight years, a Georgia Regents University researcher said.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Ebola preparations underway in Augusta

With disease outbreaks like the Ebola virus and the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome, Georgia Regents Medical Center is now asking all patients about travel outside the country as a routine ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Trinity admits security breach

Chinese hackers stole information about patients from clinics and physicians associated with Trinity Hospital of Augusta in April, and again in June, the hospital said in a statement Monday.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Local veteran: examinations not thorough enough

A majority of the 200 veterans who attended Rep. John Barrow's VA town-hall meeting last month complained the QTC exam center routinely rates local veterans poorly for disability.
By Wesley Brown | Sunday, Aug 17, 2014

Appointment waits shrinking at Augusta VA

The Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center is making gradual strides toward achieving its goal of getting patients off waiting lists and into clinics for appointments.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Aug 15, 2014

VA awards wrongful-death settlement to local family

An east-central Georgia family was awarded a wrongful-death settlement from the Department of Veterans Affairs last week.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

GR Health refinances bonds

Georgia Regents Health System and some of its affiliated foundations have refinanced almost $160 million in bonds to take advantage of lower rates, officials said.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

VA audit: Disability claims mishandled in Augusta

Federal investigators found in a recent inspection of the Department of Veterans Affairs' regional office in Atlanta that disability evaluations have been incorrectly processed for five years.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Aug 8, 2014

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