Augusta University

2022 Top Hospitals: Ongoing Impact

Healthcare organizations continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. While hospital rankings offer useful benchmarking information, this year’s ranking reflects the effects of the pandemic and should not be used to compare with past years’ rankings. In previous rankings,…

Pursuing Premier Public Health

COVID showed us just how vulnerable we are to emerging infectious diseases – not to mention health inequities and underlying conditions that made infected people sicker. But the pandemic also showed us how collaboration could fuel a quick and innovative…

A Preventable Disease

By many measures, the story of colorectal cancer is one of success and hope. The number of cases in the United States has been steadily decreasing since the mid-1980s. In 2019, the death rate from colon and rectal cancer was…

MBAs of the Future?

Many universities are trying to be all things to all students when it comes to MBAs. They offer a mix of delivery platforms – full-time traditional, part-time evenings and weekends, as well as online programs or mashups that involve online…

East Central: Accommodating Growth

While industries from distribution to cybersecurity have continued to grow in Georgia’s East Central region, more and more conservation-minded sectors are taking hold there as well. Two major recycling companies, Aurubis and PureCycle, are building plants in the Augusta area…

Economy: Athens Rising

From its 2020 peak to trough, the Athens metropolitan statistical area (MSA) lost 13.7% of its jobs to the COVID-19 recession. The city is recovering slowly. By November 2021, it had reversed only 71% of its job losses compared to…

Helping the Body Repair Itself

Regenerative medicine is booming these days because one thing this relatively new field has done well is generate a lot of buzz. Often associated with stem cells, it’s the branch of medicine devoted to repairing, replacing or regrowing damaged or…

Boosting Business Skills

A master of business administration, or MBA, has long been considered the gold standard in business credentials. That thinking seems to have gained support during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the period of economic instability offered opportunities for resumé building with…