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Atrium Health Navicent President Named to Georgia Trend’s ‘GEORGIA 500’ List

Atrium Health Navicent President Delvecchio Finley has been included on Georgia Trend’s “GEORGIA 500” list of the state’s most influential leaders of 2023. The comprehensive list of local leaders who drive the economy across the state includes leaders ranging from the fields of agribusiness and education to aerospace, the arts, health care, the military, real estate and transportation.

Offering services at hospitals and facilities located throughout central and south Georgia, Atrium Health Navicent generates an estimated annual economic impact of more than $1.8 billion for the local and state economy and delivers $294 million in uncompensated care and other community benefits.

Individuals included on the GEORGIA 500 list were selected from nominations of candidates who best reflect the innovation, vitality and success of Georgia business. It’s the second year Finley has been named to the list.

“Our community is fortunate to have Delvecchio Finley leading Atrium Health Navicent. He’s a champion of our efforts to promote health equity and he works tirelessly to improve access to care across all our communities in central and south Georgia,” said Atrium Health Navient Board Chair Starr Purdue. “Congratulations to Delvecchio on this recognition and thanks to Georgia Trend Magazine!”

Finley joined Atrium Health Navicent as president in February 2021. Responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Atrium Health Navicent, he is currently guiding the system through its implementation of new technology platforms and its integration into the new Advocate Health enterprise.

In addition to his work at the hospital system, Finley serves as chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 48,000 health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations.

Finley has received numerous awards during his career, including twice being named to Modern Healthcare’s “Top 25 Diversity Leaders in Healthcare” list. He was named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Top Healthcare Executives Under 40” list in 2015 and Becker’s “149 Black Healthcare Leaders to Know” list in 2023.

Georgia Trend is a statewide business publication which offers analysis of business and political trends around the state and economic development at the local level; creates a forum for leaders to voice their opinions on critical issues; and recognizes individuals who make a positive impact on the state. The full “GEORGIA 500” list is included in a special issue of Georgia Trend Magazine available at georgiatrend.com.

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 third-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 www.NavicentHealth.org.

About Advocate Health

Advocate Health is the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States – created from the combination of Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health. Providing care under the names Advocate Health Care in Illinois, Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, and Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, Advocate Health is a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the enterprise. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Advocate Health serves nearly 6 million patients and is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies. It is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics and rehabilitation, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. Advocate Health employs nearly 150,000 team members across 67 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations and offers one of the nation’s largest graduate medical education programs with over 2,000 residents and fellows across more than 200 programs. Committed to equitable care for all, Advocate Health provides nearly $5 billion in annual community benefits.