University Hospital

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Hospital takes concrete step

University Hospital filed its letter of intent to build a short stay/acute care hospital in Columbia County, Georgia’s largest county without one.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, May 1, 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

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

University to pursue Aiken project

University Hopital's boards voted Thursday to pursue a $20.2 million assisted living center at The Village at Woodside neighborhood in Aiken.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, April 24, 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

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

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

Orthopedics expands at University Hospital

University Hospital will spend nearly $9 million to gut and renovate a floor of the hospital to accommodate its growing orthopedics and spinal surgery practices, officials said.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Feb. 27, 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

Inaugural "Curly Awards" presented

On what would have been Dr. W.G. "Curly" Watson's 104th birthday, the first annual "Curly Awards" were presented Tuesday to Dr. Michel McDonough and Dr. William Barfield Jr.
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, Feb. 25, 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

Allergy season already starting

Some patients are already showing up at doctors' offices with allergic symptoms, and more typically follow in March as tree pollen season heats up and grass pollen begins. 
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Study says zinc, clean hands ward off colds

The study, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, looked at what evidence there was out there for preventing and treating colds, relying mostly on randomized clinical trials as ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Columbia County hospital committee meets

The committee members, which includes two physicians, are to focus more on who will best meet the needs of the county and not worry about the complicated process of meeting the licensing needs, ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Senator urges challege to injustice

Georgia Sen. Hardie Davis, D-Augusta, said Monday that people should "become divinely dissatisfied with the status quo of life" and challenge inequality, particularly in health care.
By Tom Corwin | Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

Committee to review hospital proposals

A citizen committee will help narrow selection of a partner to build a new hospital in Columbia County, said Ron Cross, the chairman of the Columbia County Commission.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

3 Augusta hospitals vie for Columbia County project

Three Augusta hospitals submitted very different cases for why they should work with Columbia County to build a hospital in the state's largest county without one. Two would not require any ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

MyChart connects patients and providers

The MyChart app allows patients to request and in some places schedule their own appointments, review their medications and request refills and see lab results.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014

First New Year's baby a girl

She-Miah Peak was born one minute after midnight at University Hospital.
By Doug Stutsman | Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014

University Hospital clinic helping meet needs

Augusta faces a number of demographic hurdles to overcome in improving health. Nearly 27 percent of adults lacked any form of health insurance, which can mean that routine and preventive care is ...
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

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