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Doctors Hospital's push for trauma designation sparks backlash

...the state office, so if one votes to designate a center, "we're pretty much obligated to go ahead and designate that facility," O'Neal said.Normally, he would expect the council to approach the existing trauma center first and assess...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-06-28/doctors-hospitals-push-traum
As rural hospitals fail, Ga. considers downsizing

...doctors interested in opening a practice that could treat a handful of patients overnight. It remains unclear whether that facility might fit under the new rules.Having an emergency room helped bring a manufacturer to the job-starved county before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-17/rural-hospitals-fail-ga-consi
Columbia County Commission wants three hospitals to pursue facility; Hospital with Certificate of Need will be approved to build

...University Hospital would try to get a CON using the first exception but has committed to forego tax-exempt status for that facility and provide enough tax payments to cover the county's share up-front for a $144 million, 100-bed hospital...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-18/columbia-county-commissi
Ga. coastal town drops windmill plan

...Plans called for it be sited next to the water treatment plant on Tybee's north end so it could directly power that facility, which is Tybee's single biggest electric bill. Attached to a 120-foot monopole with its three blades' sweep...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-02-19/ga-coastal-town-drops-windmi
Home for the Masters: For former resident, memories come flooding back

...for Coach Denny Leonard at Aquinas. I have fond memories of summer swim training at the Bon Air swimming pool when that facility was the impressive hotel and landmark that it once was. MY FAMILY MOVED to Virginia early in my first year at Aquinas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-04-05/home-masters-for
Plans reflect different values for hospital

...cases, he said."There are patients here, even Richmond County patients, that we would try to encourage to go to that facility just because it would be a better experience and we could do it more efficiently in that kind of setting," Damron...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-03-12/plans-reflect-different-valu
South Carolina will not extend SRS waste cleanup deadlines

...year, officials set a new completion date of Dec. 31, 2016.Templeton said, however, that DOE agreed to have that facility operating by Oct. 31, 2015, or pay fines of $105,000 per day backdated to Sept. 30, 2011."This potential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-29/south-carolina-will-not-exten
CNN cites fatal delays at SC, Augusta VA hospitals

...VA Medical Center in Augusta, the VA said three veterans died as a result of delayed care. Internal documents at that facility showed a waiting list of 4,500 patients.The VA also acknowledged that it investigated delays at facilities in Atlanta...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-11-20/cnn-cites-fatal-delays-sc-au
'Off the charts'

...explained about TechNet ? and they both agreed it was a great "problem" to have."This is an example of exactly why that facility was built," White says of the convention center.We better be careful. Many more events like this could change...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-09-17/charts
New voluntary evaluation system for child care improves Augusta centers

...said he hopes that as word spreads and participation increases, Quality Rated will become almost a gold standard that facilities feel compelled to meet.Quality Rated launched in 2012 and began publishing ratings for public inspection in July...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-09/new-voluntary-evaluation-syst