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What Augusta Free Press Does For: Mathers Construction

Mathers Construction in Waynesboro, Va., has been a client of Augusta Free Press since 2010. The first project that Mathers and AFP collaborated on was a new website for the construction company, which was founded in 1948.

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Augusta Health Foundation has banner first year

Each New Year’s Day is a time for both reflecting on the year past and focusing on the goals of the year to come. For the Augusta Health Foundation, 2014 was its first full year of operation, and one that included many firsts and significant accomplishments.

Middlebrook doctor named 2014 Country Doctor of the Year

Dr. John Otho ‘Rob’ Marsh, an independent practitioner in Middlebrook and Raphine who is on the medical staff at Augusta Health, has been named the 2014 Country Doctor of the Year.

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Annual Lights of Love tree lighting ceremony at Augusta Health on Dec. 7

The annual Lights of Love Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration, benefitting the Gifted Care Program at the Shenandoah House and the Nursing Scholarship Program, will be Sunday at 4:30 pm in the Augusta Health Atrium Lobby.

Virginia Tech class mobilizes for health outreach program

When The Health Wagon, a spiffy 2014-model motorhome, rolled onto the Drillfield this week, it wasn;t there to deliver flu shots or accept blood donations, but rather to tell a story.

Ruth Jones named City of Staunton communications manager

Staunton City Manager Steve Owen announced today that Ruth Jones has been selected to fill the position of communications manager for the City of Staunton.

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Augusta Health Big Squeeze program provides blood pressure screenings, education

The Big Squeeze, a hypertension screening and education program designed to lower blood pressure readings throughout the community, will begin in November and continue throughout 2015.

Augusta Free Press launches new website for Staunton CPA Kris McMackin

Staunton CPA Kris McMackin has a new website designed by Augusta Free Press. The new site highlights the small business services offered by Kris McMackin CPA PC, including monthly bookkeeping, payroll, tax preparation and QuickBooks consulting and training.

Augusta Free Press produces informational video for Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc.

Augusta Free Press has produced an informational video for Waynesboro Downtown Development Inc. promoting a WDDI effort to locate an informational kiosk in the heart of the downtown business district.

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Augusta Health offers world-clas S-ICD® SYSTEM Defibrillator Implant

Augusta Health, a leading health care provider in the Shenandoah Valley, now proudly offers to cardiac patients a less invasive, highly reliable implantable defibrillator: the Boston Scientific S-ICD® System (S-ICD).

Augusta Health receives echocardiography accreditation

Early detection of life-threatening heart disorders is possible through the use of echocardiography procedures performed in hospitals and physicians’ offices.

Augusta Health Lifetime Fitness earns Certified Medical Fitness Facility designation

Augusta Health Lifetime Fitness has earned re-certification as a Certified Medical Fitness Facility by the Medical Fitness Association. Lifetime Fitness is the first and only medical fitness facility world-wide that received a score of 100% on both its initial certification and its recertification.

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Cancer patients will get help because of 20th anniversary event at Augusta Health

In celebration of the Augusta Health’s 20th anniversary, the Augusta Health Foundation will host a special celebration of this momentous occasion while also benefitting cancer patients in need.

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Augusta Health Cancer Center re-accredited by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers

Augusta Health Cancer Center’s Breast Program has been granted a full three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.

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Augusta Health main lab accredited by College of American Pathologists

Augusta Health’s Main Laboratory in Fishersville has been re-accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) after an on-site inspection.

Resource Management Plans will help document on-farm conservation efforts and compliance

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is introducing a new program this summer to help all Virginia farmers implement conservation plans, and to keep better track of conservation practices in use on farms.

Augusta Health Foundation announces board of directors

The Augusta Health Foundation, the charitable arm of Augusta Health, has announced its inaugural Board of Directors.

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Augusta Health grant applications available

As part of its mission to promote the health and well-being of its community through access to excellent care, Augusta Health provides single-year and multi-year grants to local non-profit and governmental community organizations.

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Augusta Health employees make a difference

During National Hospital Week, May 12-16, Augusta Health employees had the opportunity to participate in its first-ever Employee Campaign.

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Augusta Health to celebrate National Cancer Survivor Day

The Augusta Health Cancer Program will celebrate National Cancer Survivor Day on Sunday, June 1 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Augusta Community Care Building.


Local fire, EMTs earn Mission: Lifeline recognition

Augusta County Fire and Rescue has achieved the 2014 Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Recognition Award and the Staunton-Augusta Rescue Squad and Waynesboro First Aid Crew have achieved the 2014 Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Recognition Award from the American Heart Association.

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Augusta Health board, executives demonstrate commitment to mission

Being a nonprofit leader means demonstrating a strong commitment to the organization and community being served—personally as well as professionally. That is exactly what Augusta Health board members and executives did.

Staunton Tourism wins two state awards

The Staunton Convention & Visitor Bureau has received two statewide tourism awards. Staunton won the “Best in Show – Peer Judged” category. VACVB’s panel of judges also selected Staunton as the winner in the category of “Advertising/promotions for DMOs with budgets under $1 million: online and e-marketing.”

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Augusta Health honored with Resuscitation Quality Achievement Award

Augusta Health has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Resuscitation Silver Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who experience cardiac arrests in the hospital.

Augusta Medical Group announces 2014 Clinical Excellence Award recipients

Augusta Medical Group, the employed medical practice of more than 70 physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners at Augusta Health, announced its 2014 Clinical Excellence Award recipients.

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Augusta Health Quilts of Comfort Auction set for April 12

Augusta Health Hospice of the Shenandoah’s annual ‘Quilts of Comfort’ auction will be held on Saturday, April 12 at Augusta Expoland in Fishersville.

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VCOM to partner with Augusta Health to provide medical student education

The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) announced a new partnership with Augusta Health in Fishersville to provide clinical education for ten third year medical students, annually, beginning in August.

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Augusta Health named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals

Augusta Health announced that it has been named a recipient of Healthgrades 2014 America’s 100 BestTM Hospital Award. This is the third consecutive year that Augusta Health has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best™ Hospitals.

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Augusta Health teen volunteer applications available

Applications for Augusta Health’s Teen Volunteer Program are now available in the Volunteer Services Office at Augusta Health and in the guidance offices at all county, city and private high schools in the Staunton-Augusta County-Waynesboro area.

Alisher Dadabayev joins Augusta Health Pain Management

Alisher Dadabayev, MD, a pain management specialist, has joined the Augusta Health Pain Management Clinic in Fishersville. The practice is located in the Medical Office Building on the Augusta Health campus.

Author/historian Charles Culbertson highlights Staunton

With the continued popularity of his two earlier books of Staunton history drawn from the archives of the current & earlier local newspapers, Charles Culbertson has finally produced a third volume of all-new stories!

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Augusta Health Community Benefit Committee awards single year grants

The Community Benefit Committee of the Augusta Health Board of Directors has awarded nine single year grants to community organizations to meet the healthcare needs of the community.


Hospice of the Shenandoah chooses advisory board

Hospice of the Shenandoah, a service of Augusta Health, has selected its new Advisory Board. Those who serve on the Advisory Board are individuals from the community served by Hospice of the Shenandoah and are structured in four committees: Patient Care, Bereavement, Community Education and Financial Development.

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Augusta Health, UVa Health System collaborate on thoracic surgery program

Augusta Health and University of Virginia Health System have announced a new service, Augusta Health Thoracic Surgery. Thoracic surgeons perform surgery in the chest—such as on the lungs, the esophagus and the chest wall—but do not perform open heart surgery.

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First atrial flutter ablation performed at Augusta Health

Dr. Glenn Brammer, a board-certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist, performed the first atrial flutter ablation at Augusta Health on Oct. 24. Atrial flutter is a condition that affects the rhythm of the heart. When the heart’s electrical system is working normally, the upper and lower chambers of the heart work together to pump blood through the heart.

Glenn Brammer joins Augusta Health Cardiology

Glenn Brammer, MD, a board-certified cardiologist and electrophysiologist, has joined the Augusta Health Cardiology office in Fishersville.

George Verghese joins Augusta Health Pulmonology

George Verghese, MD, a board-certified pulmonologist, has joined the Augusta Health Pulmonology office in Fishersville.

Chris Graham: The most important page on the Internet

It’s not Facebook. It’s not even the front page of your website. The most important page on the Internet for small-business owners is what we call The Money Page.

Chris Graham: Online and traditional advertising

A student in a Building the Machine marketing class that I was teaching recently was surprised to learn that I had anything positive to say about traditional forms of advertising.

Augusta Free Press: 10 Years and Counting

On the heels of its most successful year ever in 2011, Augusta Free Press LLC will mark its 10th year in business in 2012. “Our focus in this anniversary year is the same as it has been for us from day one – building on our success both for ourselves and for our growing list […]

Chris Graham: This song is about you

“I hate hearing myself talk.” “I don’t like to talk about myself.” “I don’t want people thinking I’m too vain.” Got it. Just because you own your own small business, you don’t want people thinking that you think the world revolves around you. Or maybe you’re just, well, shy. Whatever it is, you need to […]