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Atrium Health Navicent to Provide Ambulance Service to Baldwin County

Baldwin County Commissioners chose Atrium Health Navicent EMS in a vote Tuesday

Beginning in November, Atrium Health Navicent will be providing emergency medical services (EMS) for Baldwin County. Baldwin County Commissioners voted on Tuesday to approve a proposal from Atrium Health Navicent following a detailed and thorough selection process.

“Community hospital-based EMS provides the best opportunity for a seamless continuum of care for patients, resulting in improved patient outcomes and high patient satisfaction,” said Atrium Health Navicent President of Hospitals and Clinics Luis Fonseca who also serves as CEO for Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin. “With pre-hospital care being delivered by Atrium Health Navicent EMS, we expect to see a patient-centered approach, improved response capabilities and patient outcomes. Thanks to Baldwin County for their partnership as we improve health, elevate hope and advance healing throughout central and south Georgia.”

Atrium Health Emergency Medical Services (EMS) provides services in nine Georgia counties and one county in Alabama, and has operated as a hospital-based ambulance service for 123 years. Atrium Health EMS is the area’s licensed neonatal intensive care transport and a licensed medical first responder while also providing comprehensive nonemergency transport services throughout Georgia.

“Baldwin County is excited to partner with Atrium Health Navicent,” said Baldwin County Manager Carlos Tobar. “Atrium Health Navicent has an excellent reputation. Our residents and visitors can rest easy that we have excellent ambulance service.”

Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin is a 140-bed acute care facility which provides 24/7 emergency services, radiology services, women’s services and general medical and surgical services to the 150,000 people living in Baldwin County and the surrounding area. The hospital, located at 821 N. Cobb Street in Milledgeville, has been designated as a Georgia Level III Emergency Cardiac Care Center and as a Remote Treatment Stroke Center.

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.