Dr. Valera Hudson is a pediatric pulmonologist in Augusta. She treats conditions that affect a child's respiratory system, like severe asthma or bronchitis.
Areas of Expertise (6)
- American Board of Pediatrics
Media Appearances (5)
Hudson named chair of MCG Department of Pediatrics
Dr. Valera Hudson, a nationally recognized leader in medical education and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, has been named department chair...
No Hospital is More Kid Focused
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“In the direct care of [its] patients, Children’s has incorporated the technological advances that improve the safe delivery of care,” said Dr. Valera Hudson, pediatrician in chief at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. From management and distribution of medications, to identifying and tracking of patients, to the use of electronic medical records, the advances in technology continue to allow the Children’s team to provide the highest quality of care...
Kisner Foundation donates $50K to pediatric behavioral health and wellness program
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Dr. Valera Hudson, pediatrician-in-chief at Children’s and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, shared similar sentiments. “We diagnose and treat children and adolescents with a variety of problems such as depression, anxiety, attention deficits, and other behavioral problems,” said Hudson. “As we see indicators of growing mental health struggles in children, the ongoing support from the Kisner Foundation will help us expand these service offerings within our inpatient and outpatient settings to improve the mental and emotional health of children and adolescents across Georgia.”
Georgia’s pediatric hospitals specialize in treating pint-sized patients
In just two years, the number of pediatric hospitals in Georgia doubled, from two to four. In 2019 Atrium Health Navicent’s Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital opened in Macon, and in March 2021 Memorial Health’s Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah opened its doors. They joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, which is itself in the midst of building the new $1.5 billion Arthur M. Blank Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Georgia, part of the Augusta University Health System. Macon’s hospital uses a music theme (a nod to the city’s history) and even Children’s Hospital in Augusta, opened in 1998, designed its facility with input from parents. Including things like trundle beds so both parents or caregivers can stay overnight with their kids and abolishing visiting hours in almost all units “were unheard of at the time,” says Dr. Valera Hudson, the facility’s pediatrician-in-chief. The Augusta Health System was among the first to adopt patient- and family-centered care, she adds.
Augusta University to receive grant for maternity, pediatric health
One of our biggest local hospitals has a big boost on the way from Washington. Georgia Senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff announce an over 300-million-dollar investment into Augusta University and Grady Health Systems. Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Valera Hudson, said, “Georgia’s at 76 so 76 pediatricians per 100,000 and there are two-point-five million children in Georgia so we do have some gaps in the workforce for pediatrics and for pediatric subspecialties.”