Georgia Regents Medical Center

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GRU testing cancer drug first

A clinical trial is beginning at the cancer center for a drug called NLG919 that is an inhibitor of the indoleamine 2.3-dioxygenase enzyme or IDO for short.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Hospital unveils upgraded Children's emergency department

The newly renovated Emergency Department at the Children's Hospital of Georgia was dedicated Tuesday.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, May 20, 2014

GR Health files to build hospital

GR Health filed its letter of intent to seek the required Certificate of Need for a Columbia County hospital, which means it has 30 days to put in the actual application.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Hefner steps down as CEO at medical center

David Hefner, the CEO of Georgia Regents Medical Center, is stepping down after three years to pursue other opportunities, the health system announced Tuesday afternoon.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hospital gets 'A' for safety

If Augusta's hospitals were in school, University Hospital would be at the top of the class in safety, according to one group's rankings.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Huntington's families need fellowship

Michelle Teague lost her mother and two sisters from the fatal neurodegenerative disease, called Huntington's disease.
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, April 26, 2014

Last quarter very different for hospitals

With the boards of Augusta’s two largest hospitals meeting Thursday, University Hospital and Georgia Regents Health System revealed very different financial pictures for the first of this year.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, April 24, 2014

Marijuana oil is hope for child's family

Oil derived from marijuana represents one thing for Valerie Weaver: hope that she might regain the son she lost to seizures.
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, March 29, 2014

Georgia Regents continues hospital push

The boards of Georgia Regents Health System and Georgia Regents Medical Center voted Friday to support management in its pursuit of a "health campus" in Columbia County. 
By Tom Corwin | Friday, March 21, 2014

Commission punts on hospital bid

In a meeting Tuesday night, the commission voted to approve all three Augusta hospitals to pursue the needed state permission to build the county's first hospital.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, March 18, 2014

County's hospital pick will be fought

The Columbia County Commission is poised to choose a partner to build the county's first hospital. The providers foresee a legal battle after Tuesday's decision. 
By Tom Corwin | Monday, March 17, 2014

Physician shares lupus experiences

Georgia Regents University doctor understands the rigors of her patient's lupus because she has it, too.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Plans for Columbia County hospital differ

One plan for a new hospital in Columbia County calls for 144 beds, while the other is expecting a 100-bed facility. Financial projections differ greatly, too.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Defibrillator offers options for patients

Georgia Regents is the second hospital in Georgia to begin implanting a new kind of defibrillator that works better for active patients.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, March 7, 2014

Responsible drug use curbs infections

In 2010, 55.7 percent of all hospital patients got an antibiotic during their stay but up to 50 percent of the time those drugs were prescribed incorrectly.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, March 4, 2014

GRU 'shifting gears,' Azziz said

Declaring consolidation a success, GRU President Ricardo Azziz on Monday said the university and its health system will now “shift gears” to focus on a hospital for Columbia County and other goals ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, March 3, 2014

County might pick hospital partner soon

At least one loophole Columbia County hopes to exploit to get state permission has been used by two other Geor­gia hospitals for expansion.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Session to review hospital bids

The Columbia County Commission will hold a work session at 9 a.m. Friday to review proposals from Doctors Hospital, Georgia Regents Health System and University Hospital to build the first ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Panel punts hospital decision to commission

The Columbia County Hospital Review Committee voted not to make a recommendation to the Columbia County Commission on which of three Augusta hospitals should be picked to build a new one there.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Masters Tournament to give $6 million for cancer facility

The Community Foundation for the Central Savannah River Area announced Tuesday a $6 million commitment from the Masters Tournament to help fund the creation of a new comprehensive cancer facility ...
By Tom Corwin and John Boyette | Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

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