To combat the growing shortage of health care professionals, Piedmont Augusta has made significant monetary commitments to local technical schools and colleges to ensure we are educating and training the best candidates to be tomorrow's caregivers. We also work cooperatively with students and graduates through scholarship programs, internships and mentoring. In addition, Piedmont Augusta trains the region's leading graduates in the fields of radiography and cardiovascular technology.
Piedmont Augusta is working to increase those numbers of health care employees by offering Allied Health Professional Education through its Harry T. Harper Jr. M.D., School of Cardiac and Vascular Technology and the Stephen W. Brown School of Radiography.
Stephen W. Brown, M.D., School of Radiography – Established in 1983, this school is on the leading edge of technology with the latest in radiographic equipment and procedures. Students receive extensive training in routine, fluoroscopic procedures as well as an introduction to the specialized areas in the Radiology Department. With such sophisticated techniques as magnetic resonance imaging, computerized tomography and other examinations using state-of-the-art equipment, this modern facility offers a range of clinical experience in preparation for an exciting and rewarding career.
Harry T. Harper Jr., M.D., School of Cardiac and Vascular Technology – The 18-month associate degree program is a sequence of courses that prepares students to work with physicians to evaluate, diagnose and treat cardiac patients. Cardiovascular Technology is an allied health profession specifically concerning the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac disease. A cardiovascular technologist performs examinations at the request or under direct supervision of a physician, is proficient in the use of analytical equipment and provides a foundation of data from which a correct anatomic and physiologic diagnosis may be made.
School of Clinical Laboratory Science - To meet the high demand for Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Piedmont Augusta partnered with the University of South Carolina-Aiken to create a Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) Program in May 2019. In the CLS Program, students can become certified Clinical Laboratory Scientist and receive a CLS bachelor's degree. The entry-level bachelor’s degree prepares students for work in a clinical laboratory setting, which includes clinical hematology, hemostasis, urinalysis, immunology, chemistry, microbiology, mycology, parasitology, phlebotomy, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics and blood bank (immunohematology).