Posted on January 19th, 2012 by
Eight institutions of higher education would merge into four – including the consolidation of Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities – under a University System of Georgia proposal, a state lawmaker said Wednesday…Clay Boardman, the chairman of Georgia Health Sciences Foundation and a local businessman, said he sees the merger as part of a long-term plan to bring Augusta’s medical resources together and give the city a national reputation for top medical care. Instead of people looking to other cities and institutions such as the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Boardman hopes people look to Augusta.
Augusta Chronicle, by Tracey McManus, 1/4/2012
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