Wellstar Health System and Augusta University Health System have reached an agreement on a statewide health care partnership that will expand AU’s health sciences training and research across the state.
The agreements were approved this week by the boards of Wellstar, Augusta University Health System and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia.
“I am excited for the benefits that this partnership will provide our state, including world-class care sites, greater access to care for our communities, and more training and education for physicians and other vitally important health care providers at Augusta University and its outstanding Medical College of Georgia,” said Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.
Kemp said the partnership, now known as Wellstar MCG Health, will provide greater access to health care for Georgians and more training and education for physicians and other health care providers at A-U and the Medical College of Georgia.
Pending regulatory approval, the partnership will focus on five areas including: access to expertise, expanding the pipeline of clinicians, care innovation, pediatric care, and digital health.
The primary AUHS clinical sites involved in the agreement include AUMC, Children’s Hospital of Georgia, the clinical operations of the Georgia Cancer Center, Roosevelt Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital and the new hospital in Columbia County.