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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Officials tout "great year" for University

Despite "stress" all hospitals are facing from increasing financial pressures, University Hospital had a "great year," officials said.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

GRU community outreach initiative targets lung cancer

Using a $1.74 million, three-year grant, GRU's Cancer Center and partners are launching the c-CARE initiative in an effort to target lung cancer and then other preventable cancers.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Nurse helped pave way at MCG

While Black History Month often focuses on the deeds of the famous, it might not touch on the work of pioneers like Clymonteen Livingston Jones, 83, who helped tranform the environment around them ...
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Patient-support staff must reapply for upgraded position

Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center patient-support staff will receive an 11 percent pay raise and an expanded role in the hospital's health care operations after successfully reducing ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Whistleblowers mixed on new VA bill

Former employees who have accused the federal health care system of using retaliation to cover up delays have mixed feelings about new legislation to better protect whistleblowers.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Hospital appeal set for June

The hearing for the appeal of the state's decision to award a license to Georgia Regents Medical Center to build a hospital in Columbia County won't begin until June 22, much later than first ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

New Augusta VA director brings wealth of experience

Many applauded the hiring of Maria Andrews as the next director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, saying her of experience in government health care could give the troubled hospital a ...
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Documents shed light on Azziz resignation

Dr. Ricardo Azziz will get an additional $25,000 in support during a year of education leave that follows his resignation, and his salary after that year would be 65 percent of his current pay, or ...
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

New Augusta VA director named

The Department of Veterans Affairs has appointed a new director for Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, with the hope that stable leadership can restore credibility to the hospital.
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Augusta boy doing well on marijuana drug

Preston Weaver, the first to receive the marijuana-based drug Epidiolex through a clinical trial at Georgia Regents University, is getting bigger.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Group blasts children's hospital over in-house McDonald's

The children’s hospital was declared among “the six worst public hospital food environments” by the Physicians Committee for Re­spon­sible Medicine.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Legislation gives VA Secretary more authority

The bill, known as the "Increasing VA Accounta­bil­ity to Veterans Act," would reclaim pensions, limit paid administrative leave and reduce bonuses to VA's executives.
By Wesley Brown | Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Male breast cancer focus of charity game

A charity basketball game and fundraiser will be held Feb. 7 at Greenbrier High School between The Harlem Legends and Cecil Herrin's Breast Cancer Warriors, which includes elected officials and ...
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

GR Health, University Hospital look at partnership

The two are already working together on some residencies and would like to expand more, but the two could also help each other respond to shrinking reimbursements now and in the future, University ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

GR Health increasing university support

Georgia Regents Health System is ahead of budget halfway through its fiscal year but needs to avoid a repeat of a slump in the next quarter that strained its finances last year, officials said.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Reports pan Southeast VA hospitals

Two inspector general reports reinforce views that the Department of Veterans Affairs' Southeast Network of hospitals lacks the personnel, resources and training to provide quality patient care.
By Wesley Brown | Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015

Azziz leave plan $1.1 million

Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz will get a paid year of leave plus a $470,000 one-time payment after he leaves the presidency, a package worth more than $1.1 million.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Azziz: Resignation is 'positive moment'

Saying he has finished “a very specific mission,” Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz resigned Thursday after nearly five years at the university.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015

Clinical Research Unit opens

The newly dedicated Clinical Research Unit at Children's Hospital of Georgia joins a Clinical Research Unit that had previously opened in Georgia Regents Medical Center.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

House targets VA bonuses in new bill

The bill, which would affect past and future payments, could result in at least six executives at Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center returning more than $30,000 in performance awards and ...
By Wesley Brown | Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015
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