U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff secured bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate on March 10 to purchase and install two new MRI machines at Augusta University Medical Center.
Sen. Ossoff secured $3.5 million for Augusta University to replace two of their three MRI machines, increasing their capacity by an additional 2,000 scans per year.
The funding passed both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House.
“This will ensure that every single person in the Augusta area will have access to the MRI imaging and health care that they need,” Sen. Ossoff said.
“As Georgia’s only public academic medical center, Augusta University Medical Center is grateful to Sen. Ossoff for his support of funding for two MRIs,” said AU Health System CEO Katrina Keefer. “With Sen. Osoff’s vision and support, this technology will ultimately save lives and continue to allow AU Health to provide world-class care to the patients we serve from every county in Georgia.”