Legal name change for clinical entities effective Sept. 1

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The following communication about the legal names of the clinical entities was distributed by Lee Ann Liska, executive vice president for health affairs.

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past several months, a group composed of leadership from across the organization has been working to identify and plan for the complex legal, regulatory and operational issues presented by our name change.

Under an interim plan in place since April, we have been conducting business as AU Health System, AU Medical Center and AU Medical Associates, and I am pleased to announce that effective today, the names of our clinical entities are legally changed.

For most of you, this change will be largely transparent with little impact on your day-to-day work. Some of you may have questions about the new name in relation to our legal and regulatory partners. If so, please contact:

  • Clark Speese (706-721-7475), Compliance and Risk Management
  • Fifi Hartley (706-721-4492), AU Medical Center
  • Alma Pearl (706-828-6406) or Catherine Apfel (706-724-6100), AU Medical Associates

You may also have questions about the appropriate use of our new brand and logos. The complete set of brand guidelines is available at, or feel free to reach out to the Division of Communications and Marketing at 706-721-7406.

I feel fortunate to join such a dynamic organization at this exciting time in its history, and look forward to working with all of you as we chart our future under our new name and brand. Thank you for your patience during this period of transition.


Lee Ann Liska, MBA, FACHE
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs
Chief Executive Officer, AU Medical Center

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