AU Health and wellness and also MCG strategy to sign up with Wellstar Health and wellness System
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Augusta College Health and wellness revealed on Tuesday that it intends to sign up with a collaboration that will certainly integrate it right into the Atlanta-based Wellstar Health And Wellness System.
The letter of intent will certainly “produce an ingenious brand-new collaboration that will certainly broaden the mentor and also study objectives of the College of Augusta and also enable the Wellstar Health and wellness System to develop a more comprehensive connection with the College of Georgia Medical College,” the college stated in a declaration.
The step mirrors this year’s step that brought the previous Augusta-based College Health and wellness System back to the Atlanta-based Piedmont Health And Wellness System.
The not-for-profit Wellstar claims it is among the biggest medical care systems in Georgia.
Before the AU Health and wellness statement, Wellstar stated it had 9 medical facilities, one much less than a couple of months earlier.
On November 1, the medical care system shut the supposed safeguard health center Wellstar Atlanta Medical Facility in a questionable step, leaving one Degree 1 injury facility in Atlanta.
While regrettable for Atlanta, the closure had the prospective to make AU Medical Facility more crucial as one of just 4 Degree 1 injury facilities in the state.
WellStar stated it has actually shut the Atlanta Medical Facility after investing greater than $350 million to cover losses and also make renovations considering that taking control of the health center in 2016.
Additionally before the AU Health and wellness statement, Wellstar stated:
- 8 emergency clinic
- 300+ clinical workplace areas
- 9 cancer cells facilities
- Greater than 50 rehab facilities
- 3 hospice centers
- 4 premium living facilities
- 21 imaging facilities
- 18 emergency situation treatment areas
- 5 health and wellness parks
The AU stated the prospective collaboration is the conclusion of a “thoughtful and also calculated procedure” introduced in 2019 to tactically expand the Georgia College of Medication while broadening and also boosting client treatment and also accessibility to medical care throughout the state.
The AU stated the recommended collaboration will certainly restore scientific treatment, education and learning and also study while “embracing an effective version of uniting community-based health and wellness systems and also scholastic clinical facilities such as MCG and also mentor medical facilities.”
Component of the Georgia College System, the MCG is the only public clinical institution in the state.
“AUHS, the College of Augusta, and also the Wellstar Health And Wellness System have a joint objective to locate remedies to Georgia’s health and wellness obstacles,” stated USG Chancellor Sonny Perdue. “By signing up with pressures and also interacting, we can take advantage of Wellstar’s scientific system and also introducing systems to sustain clients while offering pupils with higher chances to discover, inform and also take care of those that live in Georgia’s neighborhood areas.”
AU stated the collaboration will certainly concentrate on:
- Broadening electronic health and wellness offerings to offer simpler accessibility to care and also much more tailored treatment despite area.
- Expand the pipe of physicians and also various other doctor offering Georgia by raising the variety of pupils showing and also looking into via the MCG.
- Establishing brand-new therapies, cutting-edge treatment offerings and also scalable treatment designs to maximize the health and wellness and also health of each client.
“By integrating the College of Augusta Health And Wellness System with the Wellstar Health and wellness System and also leveraging our very own staminas, we will certainly enhance area health and wellness, resolve the social factors of health and wellness and also broaden accessibility to high quality take care of all Georgians,” stated Head of state Candice L. Saunders. and also chief executive officer of Wellstar.
While components of the collaboration have yet to be figured out, the AU stated, “it will certainly cause substantial financial investments in boosting existing medical care centers and also broadening accessibility to care throughout the state, consisting of a brand-new health center and also clinical office complex in Columbia Region.”
“Supplying medical care has actually never ever been even more vibrant and also intricate, and also this collaboration with the Georgia-based not-for-profit Wellstar Health and wellness System will certainly allow us to broaden our objective,” stated AU Head of state Brooks A. Keel.
As component of the recommended collaboration, a brand-new mentor school might likewise be developed at Wellstar Kennestone Health Center in Atlanta. Consequently, MCG, which presently has the nine biggest clinical institution course in the nation, would certainly expand to turn into one of the biggest public clinical colleges in the nation.
Georgia Medical College Dean Dr. “Considered that our whole nation is encountering a scarcity of physicians, and also our state normally rates around 40 per head, informing the future generation of physicians is much more crucial than ever before,” stated David Hess. and also vice head of state of clinical events and also assimilation at AU. “I am thrilled regarding our collaboration with Wellstar due to the fact that it will certainly enable our pupils and also homeowners to proceed gaining from several of one of the most certified physicians and also various other medical care specialists in the state, while broadening MCG’s payments to boosting public health and wellness. In Georgia, specifically in even more backwoods.”
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