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University Hospital, based in Augusta, is a part of the University Health Care System.Tthe largest health care provider in Georgia, this 551-bed facility was established in 1818. University Hospital is recognized as the state’s second oldest hospital and the oldest in the city. University strives to provide improved, high-quality care to the patients.
As a non-profit community hospital, it is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and provides a range of health services, from routine preventive and diagnostic care to advance cardiovascular and oncology services.
University’s Cardiac Services was the first in the area to perform a cardiac catheterization program and holds the credit to conduct Georgia’s first heart transplant in 1984. The Cancer Center, with the accreditation of American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer, offers a full continuum of diagnostic and treatment options. Family-centered care to women of all ages is available at the Women’s Center. The hospital’s Speech and Hearing Center provides interpreter services to the non-English speaking visitors.
Further, the hospital specializes in cardiovascular care, diabetics, pediatric care, speech/language pathology, occupational health, wound care, women’s care, and orthopedics/sports medicine.
Through educational programs and health screenings, the hospital aims to enhance the people in early detection and prevention of diseases. A variety of community outreach programs and support groups are also offered.
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