Wellstar Health System and Augusta University Health System (AUHS) are pleased to announce that today is our first day as a unified system. AUHS will now be known locally as Wellstar MCG Health. Together, Wellstar and Wellstar MCG Health will revolutionize healthcare and enhance the well-being of communities across Georgia. This transformative partnership is set to make a significant impact on the lives of people throughout the state.
Through this partnership, we are committed to investing in cutting-edge medical facilities and infrastructure, strengthening collaborations with rural hospitals, and providing greater access to digital health services and top-notch clinical care, such as the exceptional pediatric care offered by Wellstar and Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Most importantly, we’re focused on addressing the unique needs of each person and community we serve as effectively and compassionately as possible.
Our vision doesn’t stop there. This partnership also represents a powerful alliance between Wellstar Health System, the University System of Georgia, Wellstar MCG Health and one of the nation’s best public medical schools, Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia (MCG), to propel medical education and research forward. By continuing to build on the rich legacy of MCG and creating new opportunities for more physicians to be trained in a modern clinical environment, we are addressing physician shortages in our local communities and contributing to solving this challenge nationwide.
The possibilities that lie ahead are extraordinary, and we can’t wait to expand our shared commitment to enhancing the health and well-being of the people we serve across our great state. We are forging a path toward a brighter, healthier future for Georgia and beyond.
This statement is issued jointly by:
- Sonny Perdue, chancellor, the University System of Georgia
- Candice L. Saunders, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Wellstar Health System
- Brooks A. Keel, Ph.D., acting chief executive officer of Augusta University Health System and president of Augusta University
Frequently Asked Questions
Wellstar, AUHS, and MCG share a mission to create a healthier future for Georgians and solve health care challenges across the state. Through this partnership, they plan to make a transformational impact on improving the health and wellbeing of every patient they serve. AUHS, Augusta University and the Wellstar Health System share a mission to solve Georgia’s health care challenges. The partnership will improve the quality and safety of community care while driving world-class care advantages to patients.
Our vision is to bring the most advanced clinical care, innovative academic teaching models, and lifesaving research to all corners of the state. The model will bring together community-based health care systems with academic medical expertise, allowing us to deliver the best capabilities, access to care and innovation, and advance health care across the state of Georgia.
Growing the pipeline of physicians and other health care providers serving Georgia and developing innovative new care models and offerings that benefit patients and communities across the state. The partnership will result in significant investments to improve existing health care facilities and expand access to care across the state.