About Us

CEO Message

Doug Welch Welcome to the Doctors Hospitals website. This site has been designed to familiarize you with Doctors Hospital of Augusta and the many available services we have to offer and the important work we’re doing in this community.

We are committed to providing the highest level of quality care easily accessible in an efficient and friendly manner. We understand you have many choices in the community for health care service and strive to instill the importance of customer service throughout all our patient care areas. You can be assured that Doctors Hospital is equipped with the most modern technology to assist your physician with diagnosing and treating your medical needs. Our primary focus is our patients' comfort, convenience and privacy. Our mission and values, as well as strong customer service philosophy guide our actions every day.

We’re leading the way in Augusta with procedures in robotic surgery, advanced orthopedic services, and emergency care that is second to none. But most importantly, we have expert physicians you can rely on, who are committed to excellent outcomes in a safe environment. Our commitment to those quality outcomes is evident in the recognition we’ve received. Doctors Hospital is certified as a Primary Stroke Center, as well as an Accredited Chest Pain Center. We were recently the first hospital in the area to be designated a Center of Excellence in Women’s Health Surgery.  And we were one of 244 hospitals nationally to be named a top performer for Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. For two years in a row.

Doctors Hospital was also recognized as one of only 17 hospitals in the state of Georgia placed in the Chairman’s Category, the highest category attainable, by the Georgia Hospital Association for clinical outcomes. This means that our hospital scored in the top five percent of all Georgia Hospitals in patient outcomes for conditions including acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care improvement project measures. 

As home to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center, the largest inpatient burn center in the United States, we are a national expert on burn care and continue to be a leader in advanced burn and wound treatment. Recent physical improvements include the opening of the Joseph M. Still Advanced Wound and Burn Clinic. The clinic includes 20 patient rooms and a new hyperbaric treatment area. Additionally, a major expansion of the inpatient unit was completed increasing patient capacity from 59 to 70 beds. This project included the renovation of 20 private burn ICU rooms, doubling the size of our dedicated burn Operating Rooms from two to four, and the addition of a dedicated post surgical PACU recovery area for our burn surgical patients. In addition, the burn center was recently granted a special burn designation as part of the Georgia Trauma Care Network. This designation included a rigorous review program administered by the American Burn Association (ABA) and the American College of Surgeons (ACA). 

Additionally, we have recently been pleased to have our Clyde A. Burgamy Center for Women, renovated and refurbished. Built on a solid foundation of providing Family Centered Maternity Care, the beautiful enhancements contribute to an overall feeling of well-being with the comforts of home. 

In addition to the renovation of our Women’s Center, our Emergency Services Department recently underwent a major facelift. With 23 full capacity beds and 4 pediatric rooms, we are proud to have the most modern and up to date emergency room in the area.  With a commitment to quality, efficient, patient care, our Emergency Department continues to average the area’s shortest wait times and fastest treatment times while experiencing significant volume growth.

At the Human Motion Institute – Joint & Spine Center, patients can expect the highest level of orthopedic care available. Our goal is simple: to return our patients to normal function as quickly and safely as possible. To reach this goal, the medical professionals at the Human Motion Institute enlist a comprehensive, leading edge approach to the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. By combining extensive clinical expertise with a compassionate, caring treatment philosophy, we have created a program known for its quality of care.

Doctors Hospital is more than just a facility that cares for sick patients; it is one that gives back to the community in multiple ways. From health fairs with free screenings to volunteer hours donated by our staff members, we are always looking for ways to help others outside of our hospital doors. We continue to support many community-wide organizations on a hospital level; a sustained commitment that is essential to our mission and vision as a hospital. We look forward to continuing support of these valuable organizations for years to come.

Perhaps the most important measure of a hospital's strength is the quality of its staff. Doctors Hospital is fortunate to be served by talented, board-certified physicians and experienced, knowledgeable employees. All of our physicians, employee and volunteers are dedicated to making your hospital stay with us as comfortable as possible. Thank you for choosing Doctors Hospital. It is our privilege to serve you.

Sincerely, 

Doug Welch – Doctors Hospital of Augusta
President and Chief Executive Officer