Our AU Heroes

Heroes at work together

Augusta University Health celebrates its staff every year during National Hospital Week, but 2020 is especially unique, to say the least. Keep reading for a breakdown of the numbers from AU Health’s pandemic response that show the many ways our team is leading the fight, as well as how the community is supporting those on the front lines. 

Editor’s note: Numbers are current as of Sept. 23. Facts and figures are subject to change as the pandemic reponse continues. See the latest news and statistics on our COVID-19 resource page.

AU Health: 5,173 amazing employees

Including AU Health System, AU Medical Center, AU Medical Associates, Roosevelt Warm Springs

Leading through innovation


The Dental College of Georgia is helping the entire state while testing supplies are scarce. Full story on Jagwire.


Center for Instructional Innovation team worked 16-hour days to crank out reusable protective wear. Full story on Jagwire.


Several departments at Augusta University and local companies team up to develop long-lasting gear. Full story on Jagwire.

President Keel: 'I've never been more proud'

Notes from the front lines

‘The teamwork at our institution is unmatched.’

Hear more from Kathryn Mathis, assistant nurse manager for 4 and 5 West. Full story on Jagwire.

CEO loves to 'watch our people shine'

Local, state and national media attention


earned media mentions

5.7 billion

total readership

200+ stories about #OurAUHeroes

The Jagwire staff continues to report on Augusta University’s efforts to fight the pandemic. 

8 days

COVID-19 patient Caroline Maddox was on a ventilator over a week before being released from AU Medical Center to a cheering staff.
Women hugging
Caroline Maddox is greeted by family as she leaves Augusta University Medical Center after battling COVID-19 for two weeks. (Photo by Kim Ratliff/Augusta University)

AU Health ExpressCare app helps thousands across state


Telemedicine Screenings


hotline calls


Tests conducted

Donors Make A Difference

The Augusta community has shown immense support for AU Health’s efforts during the pandemic. We’re thankful to all those who’ve helped, from monetary gifts that support statewide testing expansion to meals for our AU heroes working the front lines.

Feeding the Front Lines

Below is just a sample of the unique donations that keep our workers fueled for the fight — and we’re grateful for every bite!



Thanks to CLIF Bar national headquarters


milk vouchers

Thanks to Georgia Dairy Farmers, CSRA Kroger stores


bundtlet cakes

Thanks to Nothing Bundt Cakes


in restaurant gift cards

Thanks to 469 donations to #OurAUHeroes program


Chocolate Bars

Thanks to World’s Finest Chocolate


Meals from Belly's BBQ

Thanks to Matt and Lauren Crowley, who donated food from their canceled wedding

Jagwire is your source for news and stories from Augusta University. Daily updates highlight the many ways students, faculty, staff, researchers and clinicians "bring their A games" in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state of Georgia.

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