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Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin Partners with Milledgeville Mayor for Health and Wellness Walk

In recognition of American Heart Month, Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin and the City of Milledgeville are partnering to host a Mayor’s Health & Wellness Walk scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. The walk will be held at the Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin walking track, 821 N. Cobb St. in Milledgeville. Local physicians will also be attending to provide information about improving heart health.

Cardiovascular disease is one of the most widespread and complicated health challenges in the United States and around the world. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The CDC estimates that 697,000 people in the U.S. die of heart disease each year – approximately 1 in every 5 deaths. Deaths related to heart disease are particularly high in Georgia and the Southeast.

“Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin is proud to partner with the mayor to offer the community an opportunity to participate in healthy exercise while learning about how to improve their health,” said Luis Fonseca, interim Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin CEO and Atrium Health Navicent president of hospitals and clinics. “Thank you to Mayor Mary Parham-Copelan for your partnership in sharing this important information with our community.”

The event is free and open to the entire community. Light refreshments will be provided. No reservations are required. American Heart Month is observed each February, during the same month as Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, offering an excellent opportunity to talk with loved ones about cardiovascular disease.

“Despite modern innovation, women are still dying at alarming rates from cardiovascular disease. Let’s get healthy together as one beloved community, taking care of one another,” said Milledgeville Mayor Mary Parham-Copelan. “Do it for your loved ones, do it for yourself, and together, let’s garner a healthy community.”

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the fifth-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. 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