Piedmont Augusta Hospital
Piedmont Augusta is anchored by the 812-bed Piedmont Augusta hospital and serves Augusta-Richmond County and the surrounding region. Piedmont Augusta is governed by the Board of Trustees of University Health Services, which serves voluntarily to help ensure that our patients have quality medical services. Founded in 1818 as City Hospital, the hospital was first located on the 100 block of Greene Street. Piedmont Augusta has since moved through four facilities to its present location, which opened in 1970, and includes its Summerville Campus on Wrightsboro Road. Over the years, the campus has expanded to include the Heart & Vascular Institute and office buildings that house more than 600 private practice physicians and various treatment centers. Piedmont Augusta's second site, Piedmont McDuffie, moved to its brand new location in 2015 to serve the residents of Thomson and McDuffie County. The former University Health Care System joined Piedmont Healthcare on March 1, 2022.
Recognizing the need to serve more of the community closer to home, Piedmont Augusta has established medical centers in South Richmond County, Grovetown, Aiken, North Augusta, and expanded services in Columbia County to include medical office buildings, a joint-venture diagnostic imaging center, a skilled nursing facility, a joint venture Day Surgery Center and Prompt Care facilities. Piedmont Augusta's Prompt Care facilities, which give those in our community greater access to fast, quality health care, are available in Evans, Grovetown, Augusta, North Augusta and Aiken, and our Primary Care physicians have offices throughout the CSRA – from Grovetown to Aiken.
Piedmont Augusta knows your health care doesn’t end at the door to the hospital. This is why Piedmont Augusta's Home Health and three rehabilitation facilities are available for post-hospital care. In addition to Piedmont Augusta's Westwood, Kentwood and Amara rehabilitation facilities also provide rehabilitation services for our area.
Piedmont Augusta has a long history as a leader in delivering cardiovascular, orthopaedic and women's services. We developed the area's first outpatient cardiac catheterization and performed the region's first angioplasty. We opened the area's first Breast Health Center and put the area's first Mobile Mammography Unit on the road, giving more women in our community access to breast cancer screening.
The Heart & Vascular Institute, a 188,000-square-foot cardiovascular center with 72 universal inpatient suites, is the largest, most comprehensive center of its kind in the region and offers a full range of heart and vascular care, from diagnosis to rehabilitation.
Our W.G. Watson, M.D., Women's Center features 36 obstetrical suites and state-of-the-art surgical suites dedicated for obstetrical and gynecological patients. The center has a well-baby nursery and a 40-bed Level III Special Care Nursery offering neonatal intensive care to our smallest and most critically ill infants.
Piedmont Augusta is accredited by DNV, a global certification body with objectives to safeguard life, property and the environment. DNV Healthcare is committed to supporting the development and continual improvement of healthcare quality and patient safety in healthcare organizations.