Employee excellence

Mary Mannix
We at Augusta Health take pride in our healthcare team. While we make hiring decisions based on credentials and expertise, we are very interested in recruiting staff who share Augusta Health’s values and approach to care.

In a special feature, you can learn more about the personal side of our new doctors. The question-and-answer article with members of the brand-new Augusta Health Surgery practice also offers an in-depth look at who these surgeons are, not as surgical experts, but as people. We hope you will be as excited as we are to have these physicians onboard as part of the Augusta Health team.

Our surgery program is top-flight. You will read about how our robotic surgery procedures with the daVinci® Surgical System have improved recovery times and the surgical experience overall. Walter Griffin, a drag-car racer, relays his experience with robotic surgery following a routine colonoscopy. Paul Cable also underwent inguinal hernia surgery with the use of the robot, and can compare robotic surgery to traditional surgery. Less pain is just one of the benefits, he says.

Augusta Health is always looking to make life easier for people in our community. Find out how the Augusta Health Foundation is allocating $80,000 in grant funding to six important projects. These projects include key clinical programs and new technologies that improve care.

Speaking of having an impact, Emergency Department nurse Michelle Blair truly has a passion for caregiving. Read about her career trajectory.

Also, we share the exciting news of the reopening of the Augusta Health Churchville practice. We are delighted to introduce Dr. Tran to the community.

Finally, the fall is a great time to take stock of your life and pinpoint areas that need improvement. Our Mind Body section hones in on the challenges of type 2 diabetes. If you are diabetic or at risk of being diabetic, now is a good time to think about the lifestyle changes you can make to improve your health. And you don’t have to do it alone. As you will learn in the article, Augusta Health offers many resources to help you get your diabetes in check. Call us today.

Mary N. Mannix, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Augusta Health