Augusta Business Daily

Wed, September 20, 2023

Medical

B2B Stories

Paid training leads to well-paying job

A local ambulance service is offering paid training for a position that pays $50,000 a year. Gold Cross Emergency Medical Service is offering a three-week class to become certified as an Emergency Medical Responder (EMR). EMR is a relatively new category in the field of emergency medical services. It was created as a result of staff shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Georgia just started allowing us to do this over a year ago, because COVID-19 just wreaked havoc with everybody, and there’s a huge shortage of healthcare and EMS too,”

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B2B Podcasting

Medical merger makes the news

Two health systems have officially joined together to create a partnership. Mike Petchenik has the latest in this edition of Biz Bits.

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B2B Podcasting

The wine wagon

I’ll drink to that. Our business reporter, Mike Petchenik is reporting today on a new business on wheels that is safe to take for a spin.

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B2B Podcasting

When the “stakes” are high…

Over 100 local employees of a nationwide restaurant chain have been let go. Mike Petchenik shares the latest in this edition of Biz Bits.

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B2B Podcasting

Some help for the strapped CSRA medical profession?

ABD has consistently reported about the shortages in the medical profession. A new public/private partnership could be the answer for the CSRA’s future in providing healthcare. Mike Petchenik has more in today’s Biz Bits.

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B2B Stories

Medical illustration students learn how to sell themselves

Medical illustration students at Augusta University got a taste of what it is like for competitors on the “Shark Tank” television program. Amanda Behr, chair of the department in the College of Allied Health Sciences, wanted to find a way to help students step out of their comfort zone. She turned to Lynsey Steinberg, a licensed medical illustrator at AU who created the Innovate Competition. It breaks students into smaller groups to create presentations and then pitch them to a panel of judges. Behr came up with the idea of

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Consumer Stories

It’s finally official! Welllstar and AU Health systems are one

Wellstar Health System and Augusta University Health System started their first day yesterday (AUHS) as a unified system. AUHS will now be known locally as Wellstar MCG Health. Together, Wellstar and Wellstar MCG Health are committed to investing in cutting-edge medical facilities and infrastructure, strengthening collaborations with rural hospitals, and providing greater access to digital health services and top-notch clinical care, such as pediatric care offered by Wellstar and Children’s Hospital of Georgia. This partnership also represents an alliance between Wellstar Health System, the University System of Georgia, Wellstar MCG

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Consumer Stories

Partnership provides unique training ground for healthcare workers

A public-private partnership will soon be providing hundreds of new potential employees for the healthcare industry. The first cohorts of students studying at Augusta Technical College’s School of Health Sciences are nearing the end of their training in disciplines ranging from medical assistants, to radiology, to nursing and more. These will be the first students to graduate from Augusta Tech’s partnership with Piedmont Hospital, creating a new health sciences campus at University Hospital Summerville on Wrightsboro Road. That was previously known as Trinity Hospital and began serving Augusta in 1952

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Consumer Stories

Addressing mental health in the workplace

Mental health continues to become a more significant issue in our society. It is clearly having an effect on people of all ages and it is having a profound impact in the workplace. While no age group appears immune to these issues, anecdotally, it seems to me that it is having its greatest impact on young people, particularly those in college and those who are early in their careers.  As the father of two daughters in their early to mid-twenties, this was particularly concerning to me. About nine months ago,

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B2B Stories

Latest report shows almost $3 billion impact from AU and AU Health

Augusta University, both the Health Sciences campus and the Summerville campus, are educating the workforce of the future while pumping millions into the state and local economies. The latest report by the University System of Georgia found Augusta University and AU Health, including the campus in Athens, are responsible for a $2.94 billion economic boost to the Georgia economy in 2022 and employed 21,250 people. Add to that, the $8.6 million and 69 jobs from campuses in Albany, Savannah, Brunswick, Rome, and Dalton. “Augusta University and AU Health are not

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