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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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

University loses bid for Aiken County hospital

University Hospital was denied a Certificate of Need for building a 50-bed hospital in Aiken County by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
By Sean Gruber | Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Rare donation helps man save brother

Johnny Lambert became the second person to receive a half-match transplant at the center last March and has been the most successful so far.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Doctors, Trinity tops again in report

The Joint Commission on Tuesday named Doctors and Trinity Hospital of Augusta as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Veterans information briefing Nov. 20

The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Disabled American Veterans, local service organizations and community partners will hold a Veterans Information Briefing and Health Fair from 8 a.m. until ...
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Conjoined twins die after two days

Conjoined twins Chance Aiden Crafton and Chandler Kaiden Crafton died Wednesday night from "multiple complex medical complications" two days after they were born at Georgia Regents Medical Center, ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Conjoined twins still critical, mom enjoying motherhood

Chance Aiden Crafton and Chandler Kaiden Crafton are conjoined at the chest and share a heart and a liver after being delivered by cesarean section Monday at the medical center.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Local veteran defends VA care at Veterans Day celebration

A retired Army major who served in Afghanistan as a Special Forces medic defended the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, saying that the hospital saved his life and is committed to its patients.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Conjoined twins born, in intensive care

Conjoined twins Chandler Kai­den and Chance Aiden Crafton were born by cesarean section Monday at Georgia Re­gents Medical Center and are in critical condition in the Neo­natal ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Backlog in claims dips at regional VA offices

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ regional offices in Atlanta and Columbia reduced their backlog by 71 percent in 2015 through cutting average waiting times by 92 days ...
By Wesley Brown | Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Lights shine in remembrance of lost loved ones

More than 100 people gathered on the Trinity Hospital hill to honor loved ones who have died at the 19th annual A Night of Remembrance.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

First Harrison chair at MCG has had diverse career

A former punter and kicker in the NFL, Dr. Alan Herline is now a minimally invasive colorectal surgeon and a clinical researcher with an engineering background and mindset.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

Rare conjoined twins to be born in Augusta

If all goes as planned, Chance Aiden Crafton and Chandler Kaiden Crafton will be delivered Nov. 9 at Georgia Regents Medical Center as conjoined twins. 
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015

Some Augusta VA wait times improve, others don't

The average wait time for completed primary-care appointments at the Augusta VA decreased to 6 ½ days in September after climbing to a six-month high of 8.66 days in July.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015

VA whistleblower complaint closed

Dr. Raymond Kostromin, was among the first to complain in 2010 about administrators at the Augusta VA failing to schedule 4,580 endoscopy referrals.
By Wesley Brown | Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

VA offers marriage enrichment, relationship seminars

Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center has started conducting weekend marriage enrichment and relationship seminars at its Uptown Division off Wrightsboro Road.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

Delays in evidence gathering slow VA medical records trial

Cathedral Henderson has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court, where he faces a 50-count indictment that accuses him of making false statements in health care matters. 
By Sandy Hodson | Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Augusta chosen to join expanded VA initiative

The program, called the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative, brings together local and national partners to provide better networks and tools for veterans, service members and military ...
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
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