Augusta Health, an independent and community-owned health system that employs more than 2000 residents, has focused on bringing high quality, nationally-recognized healthcare close to home since opening its doors in 1994.
Its mission ‘to improve the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care’ is realized through providing vital, comprehensive services to the region:
- The Augusta Health Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, a DukeHealth affiliate, has full cancer accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer with additional recognition as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Center provides chemotherapy, hematology and infusion services, and state-of-the-art radiation therapy along with the supportive services that make it a truly comprehensive cancer center: a dedicated dietitian, a social worker and support groups, an onsite pharmacy and nurse navigators to help patients through their journey.
- The Heart & Vascular Center provides high quality diagnostic and therapeutic care—angioplasty and stenting, cardiac catheterization, cardiac stress testing, non-invasive testing (EKG, Echocardiograms and Dopplers), electrophysiology (ablation, pacemakers, treatment and management of Atrial fibrillation), cardiac rehab and full-service cardiology care and management.
- The Joint Center offers patient-focused total knee and total hip replacements with excellent patient outcomes.
- A Robotic Surgery Program for minimally invasive surgery in areas such as urology, gynecology and general surgery. Advantages of robotic surgery are fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, less pain and blood loss and a quicker recovery for patients.
- An employed physician group, Augusta Medical Group, with primary care and specialty physician offices throughout Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County. One practice, Workplace Wellness, provides occupational health services in office and onsite at businesses.
- An Emergency Department that cares for approximately 60,000 patients each year.
- Four Urgent Care Centers in Staunton, Stuarts Draft, Waynesboro and Weyers Cave, to provide care for unplanned, but non-emergency, injuries and illnesses every day.
- An active Community Outreach to address the region’s greatest health needs with innovative programs such as the AMI Farm at Augusta Health, an on-campus working farm that provides fresh vegetables and produce for patients, staff and special programs.
- Additional facilities and services, including a Fitness Center, a robust rehab and therapy division, an Intensive Care Unit and Skilled Nursing Unit, Hospice of the Shenandoah and the Shenandoah House, and the Augusta Health Sleep Center to deliver needed services to the community.
For information about all Augusta Health services and facilities, please visit their website, www.augustahealth.com.