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Consumer Stories

Big donation from Columbia County merchants supports children in need

The most vulnerable infants at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia (CHOG) in Augusta are benefitting from the 4th Annual Spring Fair in Columbia County, thanks to the fair’s sponsors. The Merchants Association of Columbia County (MACC), a non-profit organization made up of active and retired business owners, presented the hospital with a check for $180,000. “We just want the community to recognize there are needs in our community, and there are associations in the community that want to help. Especially children in need,” said Carol Garner, MACC Charity Committee Chairperson

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B2B Stories

Donations boost students in pursuit of healthcare and general studies

Two nonprofit organizations have recently donated $12,000 for student scholarships, one for traditional medical fields and the other for a challenge you might not hear much about in higher learning. “The Hospital Auxiliary of Aiken County is pleased to continue funding seven nursing, medical assisting, and dental assisting scholarships at Aiken Tech this year with a $9,000 donation. Included are funds to help students in those majors meet unexpected financial needs during the school year,” said Allen Radcliffe, the auxiliary’s scholarship chair. “The auxiliary understands the important contributions of Aiken

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Consumer Stories

Business partnership results in new name/same game

The Augusta Arsenal Soccer Club has announced a landmark partnership with Augusta-Aiken Orthopedic Specialists (AAOS) that includes naming rights for the club’s soccer park. The facility will be officially renamed AAOS Arsenal Park effective immediately. “We are thrilled to partner with the excellent team of medical professionals at Augusta-Aiken Orthopedic Specialists,” said Nick Edmond, Director of the Augusta Arsenal Soccer Club. “Their expertise in orthopedic care and sports medicine will be invaluable for keeping our players healthy and performing at their highest levels.” As part of the multi-year agreement and

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Consumer Stories

New business offers something to smile about

There are more than a hundred orthodontists in the CSRA, but likely few are multilingual. Meet Dr. Daisy Oliveira who hails from Brazil and speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish. “Dr. O,” as she is called around the office, opened MyFamily Braces in January and has already built a loyal following. “A lot of patients come to see me because they feel comfortable because I speak their language,” Dr. Oliveira explained. Building a relationship with patients is important to her and her staff, especially since so many people have a fear

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B2B Stories

Hospital construction underway in Columbia County

A groundbreaking ten years in the making marked the official start of the building of a new hospital in Columbia County. Dignitaries ranging from Gov. Brian Kemp (R) to Board of Regents Chancellor Sonny Purdue grabbed shovels at the site off Interstate 20 exit 190, the Gateway to Grovetown, to mark the occasion. “We are so excited about this opportunity. And not only what’s happening today, but what’s going to happen in the future,” Kemp said. “I just want to congratulate and thank the entire WellStar team on this great

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B2B Stories

New Medical Practice reunites Doctor with family in the CSRA

Three siblings. Three Augusta doctors. Three different specialists at three different practices. Dr. David Squires (far left) is the oldest sibling, who is an oncologist at AO Multi-Specialty Clinic and is a proud big brother. “I am thrilled that my brother and sister chose to practice medicine here in Augusta. When I refer patients to them, I am confident they will receive exceptional care,” he said. Cynthia Murray, Family MD practices a few doors down from her brother, David at Urgent MD—Med Now. In November 2023, Dr. Stephen Squires opened

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B2B Stories

Party with a purpose at SRP Park

A celebration at SRP Park marked the end of four years of studying for Medical College of Georgia students and opened the door to the next step. Match Day 2024 saw more than 240 medical students from MCG in Augusta and from the AU/UGA Medical Partnership in Athens handed a simple envelope holding their future. Dr. David Hess, Dean of MCG, welcomed the students, some joined by their parents, to the event with an early 2000’s theme. Staff and students wore costumes ranging from Harry Potter characters to anime as

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B2B Stories

Financing for new hospital in place

Funding for the construction of the new Columbia County hospital in Grovetown has passed its last step. Attorney Jim Driver told members of the Columbia County Hospital Authority they successfully closed on the $375 million bond and construction is underway. Crews have been clearing the land in anticipation of the start of construction. “The main role is going to be for you to sit on their board, and also to get the quarterly financials. None of that is triggered until they have a certificate of occupancy,” he explained. The series

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B2B Stories

Familiar face in the CSRA becomes first dean of UGA medical school

The current Dean of Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership, Dr. Shelley Nuss, will be the first dean to lead the University of Georgia School of Medicine. “There is no one better equipped to lead this important initiative than Dr. Shelley Nuss, with her exemplary, widely recognized leadership in medical education,” UGA President, Jere Morehead is quoted in the news release. “I look forward to working with her as we seek LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) accreditation and build an outstanding medical school in the coming years.” This fulfills

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Consumer Stories

Simon Says: Wellbeing check in GA and SC

South Carolina ranks 13th and Georgia 14th for wellbeing across all 50 states according to new research by David Blanchflower and Alex Bryson. Hawaii ranks number 1 followed by a slew of upper midwestern states including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Iowa. Blanchflower and Bryson use eight measures of well-being from 2008 through 2017. Four measure positive elements of well-being and four measure negative elements of well-being. The first positive element asked about 2 million participants in a poll to indicate where they are on a scale of ten

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