Augusta University Health Systems to Potentially Join Wellstar Health System

Augusta University Health System (AUHS) announced Tuesday the signing of a letter of intent to join Wellstar Health System. The potential deal would join the Medical College of Georgia (MCG), the state’s only public medical school, with one of the largest safety net hospital operators in Georgia.

“This is good news for the Augusta region and for health care across our state. It means more doctors and medical service providers, more options for health care, and greater innovation in this field are coming to Georgia communities,” Governor Brian Kemp tweeted after the AUHS announcement.

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Georgia Healthcare Workers Shortage Reaches ‘Crisis’ Levels After Vaccine Mandate

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Georgia’s nursing and healthcare staffer shortages have reached “crisis” levels after hospital networks in the state mandated that employees take the COVID-19 vaccine during the summer. 

Many news outlets and healthcare executives are blaming stress and long hours for the shortages, claiming that healthcare staffers are leaving their jobs because they are overworked. 

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