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From Senator Renee Unterman
Sen. Renee Unterman Visits Augusta Medical Facilities
Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) toured state-of-the-art medical facilities with Sen. Dean Burke (R – Bainbridge) and Rep. Micah Gravley (R – Douglasville) prior to a meeting of the Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions on November 12 in Augusta. The three legislators, who are also members of the joint study committee, were given an up-close-and-personal look at the operations of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center and the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.
“I greatly appreciate the staff members and medical professionals who took the time to show us how our work on this committee directly affects its patients and their families. It is my hope that the work performed by this committee will benefit and enhance the services these two superb medical facilities provide,” said Sen. Unterman, co-chair of the Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions.
Sen. Unterman, Sen. Burke and Rep. Gravley started the morning at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, a 70-bed facility with partner facilities in Charleston, SC; Valdosta, GA; Austell, GA; Miami, FL; and Jackson, MS. The Augusta center is one of only 125 burn centers in the United States, as well as one of the largest. The tour featured the center’s outpatient clinic, intensive care unit, emergency burn center receiving room and an operating suite. Information about the center’s burn education initiatives was also shared during the tour.Continue Reading..