Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Health Care

GRU offers free summer camp for children with asthma

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents University is sponsoring the third annual Augusta Area Asthma Day Camp for children with asthma July 21-25 at Camp Tanglewood Girl Scout Camp in Columbia County. Read More »

New tax deduction available to community-based physicians

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law April 15 legislation that creates tax deductions of up to $10,000 for community-based faculty physicians who provide training to medical, physician ... Read More »

GRHealth enrolls in national surgery improvement program

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Regents Health System is working to make surgery safer for patients by participating in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, the first nationally validated, outcomes-based program to measure and improve the quality of surgical care in hospitals. GRHealth joins 12 Georgia hospitals and 538 worldwide in the ACS NSQIP program. Read More »

Rite Aid selling Miracle Balloons to support Children’s Hospital

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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Through Saturday, May 24, area Rite Aid stores will sell $1 paper Miracle Balloons that directly support the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Customers who make a donation will receive $9 in coupon offers, good for a variety of popular products sold at Rite Aid. Read More »

WSJ Marketwatch: 10 things baby-product industry won’t tell you

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The Wall Street Journal MarketWatch: April 15, 2014 Purchasing organic baby food or formula is a legitimate philosophical choice, says Dr.  Jatinder Bhatia, a pediatrics professor at Georgia Regents University ... Read More »

Governor outlines plans for clinical trials at Georgia Regents University for children with epileptic disorders

Gov. Nathan Deal today plotted a path forward for the safe and legal use of cannabis oil by Georgia children suffering from epileptic disorders. The governor also announced that he ... Read More »

Hospital driveway closed through Wednesday, April 9

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The main driveway into Georgia Regents Medical Center off 15th Street is closed from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Wednesday, April 9, due to construction at ... Read More »

GRHealth to continue rehabilitation and acute care services in Warm Springs, Ga.

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospitals, a new 501(c)3 corporation, has been created and will be affiliated with Georgia Regents Health System to continue rehabilitation and acute ... Read More »

Commonly used intra-aortic balloon pump may have broader potential for heart patients

The most frequently used mechanical circulatory assist device in the world may have untapped potential, physicians say. One of many uses for the intra-aortic balloon pump is helping ensure adequate ... Read More »

Medical center receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation

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AUGUSTA, GA. – The CEO Roundtable on Cancer has accredited Georgia Regents Medical Center with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard,™ recognizing the hospital’s efforts to reduce cancer risk for employees and covered family members. Read More »