Misunderstanding at hospital spurs alert to AU community

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Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 1:24 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 25, 2023 at 3:07 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Augusta University sent out an alert to students and faculty members about an “incident” at Piedmont Augusta hospital.

But Piedmont later said there was no emergency and it was all a misunderstanding.

The AU message was sent out at 1:04 p.m. Wednesday through the “JAG Alert” system.

The alert said there were “no active threats to the AU community at this time.”

A Piedmont spokeswoman said it all started because an alert was mistakenly distributed to employees and corrected within two minutes.

Augusta University Medical Center and the school’s health sciences campus are near neighbors of Piedmont in Augusta’s medical district.