Augusta University Medical Center

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AU Medical Center
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Location Augusta, Georgia, United States
Affiliated university Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia
Helipad Yes
Beds 478
154 (Children's Hospital of Georgia)
Founded 1956
Lists Hospitals in Georgia

AU Medical Center is an academic health center affiliated with the AU Health System, the main teaching hospital of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. It is a healthcare network that offers primary, specialty and sub-specialty care in Augusta, Georgia, the Central Savannah River Area, and throughout the Southeast United States.


AU Medical Center’s facilities include:[1]

  • 478-bed Medical Center
  • Medical Office Building with more than 80 outpatient practice sites
  • 13-county regional Level 1 trauma centers at the Critical Care Center
  • Sports Medicine Center[2]
  • One of 72 Gamma Knife Programs in the United States
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Program
  • Stem Cell Transplant Program
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center[3]


The hospital has received several awards.

The Breast Health Center was named Augusta, Georgia's only Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology in 2011.[4]

In addition, the Kidney Transplant Excellence Award from HealthGrades was awarded in 2009 and 2010.[5] GRMC was one of 10 kidney transplant programs to receive the distinction.

Children's Hospital of Georgia[edit]

The recently renamed Children's Hospital of Georgia is a 154-bed academic children's hospital, and is the only children's hospital in the Central Savannah River Area. The Children's Hospital provides the highest level of neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care available as defined by the American Academy of Pediatrics[6] . It staffs a team of pediatric specialists who deliver inpatient and outpatient care for everything from common childhood illnesses to life-threatening conditions like heart disorders, cancer and neurological diseases.

The facility opened in 1998 as part of the Medical College of Georgia's 10 year master-plan expansion as the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center, and was renamed in 2013.[7] The hospital is among the largest pediatric facilities in the US.[8]

The Children's Hospital of Georgia has an award-winning Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program. They are frequently considered pioneers in this area, having started the first program in the Southeast in 1985[9] and being designated a Center of Excellence in 2012.[10]

Quality Improvement[edit]

In 1993, Augusta University Medical Center implemented a program in which patients and family members serve as advisers to the hospital in order to provide input that can lead to general quality improvement efforts.[11]

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External links[edit]

  • [1] — official website
  • [2]