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GRU residency program grant award extends additional vaccine opportunities for area seniors

...medical director for the Department of Family Medicine at GRU."So our nursing staff doesn't have to come back to the physician and say, 'Can I give this patient the vaccine?' " Coffin said.The standing order applies not only to the elderly but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-22/more-shots-elderly-gru
Local physician adding third MedNow Urgent Care location in Augusta with plans of a fourth in Grovetown

A local physician is expanding his medical urgent care business in Augusta.Mark Newton expects to start construction this month on his third MedNow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-14/local-physi
Augusta VA execs awarded $25K in bonuses despite botched care

...gastrointestinal unit, leading to three cancer-related deaths a year later.Last year, Dr. Michael Spen cer, the last physician to permanently hold the chief of staff position, got a $2,000 performance award, even as more than 130 newly enrolled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-19/augusta-va-execs-awarded-25k
St. Joseph Hospice, LLC, a locally owned, locally managed, Faith-b...

...of care. Works closely with Medical Director, Attending Physician, Social Worker, Chaplain, CNAs, and other members of the...appropriate. Responsible for provision of Hospice education to physician offices and other healthcare facilities. PRN On-call RN...

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Organizations link VA problems to staff shortages

...intensified for the department to broaden its physician certification guidelines and grant nurse...leading the charge is the American Board of Physician Specialties, a 54-year-old organization...system had more than 1,400 unfilled physician positions, which paralleled an overall...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-07-12/organizations-link-va-proble
With hitting down, should Major League Baseball lower the mound?

...has contributed to more than two dozen pitchers needing Tommy John surgery this year.Dr. David Altchek, the Mets' top physician, said a lower mound "should decrease the force as the body gets less far ahead of the arm.""As the body falls down the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-07-15/hitting-down-should-majo
Acting VA chief blames staffing shortages for Augusta woes

...Because of longstanding nursing and physician vacancies at the medical center, Gibson...27 of the hospital's 157 full-time physician positions are vacant, including chief of...community partners and adjusting primary care physician workloads to better schedule veterans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-10/acting-va-chief-blames-staff
Defense in Oscar Pistorius murder trial rests its case

...through a closed toilet door to a former girlfriend and a sports physician who treated the star athlete for years. Pistorius says he...old.The last witness to testify was the athlete's sports physician, Wayne Derman. He said Pistorius feels anxious, vulnerable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-07-08/defense-oscar-pistor
Gov. Nathan Deal pushes for marijuana drug trials at Georgia Regents University

...Diamond said that extended use could begin with a Georgia physician within a month.The company's drugs are "not medical marijuana...the care of each child be individualized by that child's physician in order to try to optimize the outcome for that child...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-08/gov-nathan-deal-pushes-marij
NCAA suggests limiting contact practices in football

...players should be made "independently of a coach" and that a physician should be a medical director over a head athletic trainer...these guidelines is the perception and the reality that the physician is the lynchpin," Anderson said.Hainline and Anderson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-07-07/ncaa-suggests-limiting-contact-pr