What’s happening at Augusta University next week? Story ideas for Feb. 24-28


Next week at Augusta University, enjoy a stack of free buttermilk pancakes to support the Children’s Hospital of Georgia and celebrate Augusta University Health’s Family Medicine Center receiving national recognition for high-quality patient care. Below are a few of the news stories to consider next week at Augusta University.

IHOP Pancake Day to support Children’s Hospital of Georgia

Help provide specialized pediatric care at the not-for-profit Children’s Hospital of Georgia when you order a free short stack of pancakes at IHOP for the annual Pancake Day fundraiser. The one-day event is Tuesday, Feb. 25, at all IHOP locations, with proceeds from Augusta and Savannah area locations supporting Children’s. Media interviews will be available at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the IHOP at 1248 Knox Ave. in North Augusta. Since 2006, IHOP’s National Pancake Day has raised millions of dollars to provide life-saving treatment, programs and medical equipment for pediatric patients at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  

Augusta University to host job fair for educators

Augusta University Career Services and the university’s College of Education have partnered to host the CSRA K-12 Job Fair 2020 from 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Jaguar Student Activities Center on the university’s Summerville Campus. Representatives from local school systems will be in attendance, and this community-wide job fair is open to all education majors and certified teachers.

AU Health’s Family Medicine Center nationally recognized for quality of care

For the fourth time in a row, Augusta University Health’s Family Medicine Center has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The center was noted for being a patient-center medical home providing patients with high-quality care through evidence-based medicine and enhanced access to care. Schedule an interview with Dr. Joseph Hobbs, chair of the Medical College of Georgia’s Department of Family Medicine, to learn more about this accomplishment.

Photo, video and interview opportunities are available for these story ideas. Call 706-522-3023 to schedule an interview on any of these topics. Also, check out the Augusta University Expert Center to view a complete list of our experts ready to provide timely, informative interviews on topics ranging from cybersecurity to business.  

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Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or deharris1@augusta.edu.

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