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Celebrating African-American History Month and Contributions to Medicine

Department of Surgery Plans Events for February

The Department of Surgery at The Medical Center, Navicent Health cordially invites to the community to celebrate African-American History Month with two events recognizing African-Americans' contributions to medicine.

Wednesday, February 7

Macon Surgical Society Conference dinner

Presentation: "The Legacy of Dr. Charles R. Drew"

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Tubman African-American Museum (310 Cherry Street, Macon)

Thursday, February 8

Surgery Grand Rounds

Presentation: "Outcomes Disparities in Trauma Care: Who, Why, When?"

Time: 7:30 a.m.

Location: The Medical Center, Navicent Health (777 Hemlock Street, Macon)

"It has long been a tradition for the Department of Surgery at The Medical Center, Navicent Health to honor African-American surgeons and their contributions to the field of surgery. This year, we will honor the legacy of Dr. Charles R. Drew, who's early prototype for blood storage and preservation has saved countless lives. We will also discuss minimizing disparities among patients in our present time, and what we can do to impact patient care," said Dennis Ashley, MD, Chair of the Department of Surgery at The Medical Center, Navicent Health.

Please RSVP to 478-633-1891.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate The Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Atrium Health Navicent has 970 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital; Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin and Medical Center of Peach County, Atrium Health Navicent, both rural critical access hospitals; Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent, the region's oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Atrium Health Navicent, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Atrium Health Navicent, the area's first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atrium Health Navicent; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit