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Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin Designated as Georgia Remote Treatment Stroke Center

Designation recognizes the hospital’s excellence in serving the community through stroke emergency treatment

The Georgia Department of Public Health’s Office of EMS and Trauma has designated Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin as a Remote Treatment Stroke Center, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to excellence in stroke care.

“Atrium Health Navicent is committed to expanding access to lifesaving care close to home for all central and south Georgia residents, and our visitors,” said Atrium Health Navicent President and CEO Delvecchio Finley. “This designation is recognition of our teammates’ ongoing innovation and drive for excellence as we improve health and wellness, elevate hope and advance healing in each of the communities we serve.”

To achieve the Remote Treatment Stroke Center designation, Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin demonstrated that the hospital has implemented evidence-based best practices for caring for stroke patients and submitted data about timely treatment, improvement efforts, processes and policies.

After reviewing the submitted materials, the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Office of EMS and Trauma recognized Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin as an integral part of a comprehensive and growing stroke care system throughout the state.

Stroke is the number five cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S. Early stroke detection and treatment are key to improving survival, minimizing disability and speeding recovery times.

“When someone is experiencing a stroke, time matters and we’re proud to be able to provide high quality care close to home for our friends and neighbors in the Baldwin County and Lake Oconee region,” said Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin CEO Todd Dixon. “This designation is recognition that our teammates and interdisciplinary stroke team provide the highest quality of care for stroke patients, utilizing best practices to provide stroke patients with the best possible chance of survival and reduced disability.”

Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin, a 140-bed acute care facility located at 821 North Cobb Street in Milledgeville, was designated as an emergency Cardiac Care Center earlier this year —the only one in the Baldwin County and the Lake Oconee/Greene County region. The hospital provides 24/7 emergency services. In the event of an emergency, call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.