One Community. One Future.
Augusta Health is one of only five community-owned health systems remaining in the Commonwealth. Unlike other hospitals that are part of larger systems and beholden to decisions and priorities made in distant corporate headquarters, Augusta Health is independent and governed by local residents who live and work in this community. The health system makes decisions based exclusively on what will benefit the health of this community.
I took my son to the ED after he had a hard fall down 14 steps. He had obvious facial injuries. We were taken back for treatment quickly even though all the rooms were full. He was given a comfortable chair and a nurse quickly took his vitals. She gave him ice and the doctor was there within minutes to see him. He had a CT scan and was back resting comfortably all within one hour of arriving. Thankfully my son is OK. Dr. Carter went above and beyond. He took the extra time to clean the blood from my son's face so that he wouldn't be scared when he woke up. I left with a warm heart knowing my son was thoroughly checked and well-cared for.
– Lauren Lewis, mother of ED patient
What will the new Emergency Department look like?
- Over 31,000 square-feet of space, nearly double the current size
- 48 larger, walled, private rooms, a 60 percent increase over current capacity
- Dedicated care areas for patients suffering with behavioral health issues, stroke, heart attack, and other trauma
- Enhanced space for clinical collaboration for diagnoses, treatment and home care
- New family consultation areas when private conversations between physicians caregivers and loved ones are needed
- Dedicated work space for EMS, police and mental health professionals
- New ambulatory entrance with canopy, complimentary valet services and a convenient connection to the main hospital for after-hours access
- Improved efficiencies and care coordination for hospital admissions
- Second floor shell space for future operating room expansion