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Georgia Trend Names Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center a Top Teaching Hospital

Georgia Trend, a regional business publication, recently released its list of “Top Hospitals” which included Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center as one of the top teaching hospitals in Georgia.

Georgia Trend ranked the state’s Top Teaching Hospitals as follows:

1. Emory University Hospital, Atlanta

2. Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta

3. Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta

4. Memorial Health University Medical Center, Savannah

5. Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center, Macon

6. Wellstar MCG Health Augusta University Medical Center, Augusta

Every year, Georgia Trend evaluates Georgia hospitals that participated in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Hospitals are ranked by the total performance score derived from clinical outcomes as well as efficiency and cost reduction.

“In addition to bridging barriers to high-quality health care, and offering it closer to home for everyone in our community, we are proud to play an important role in training the next generation of physicians and clinicians. The experiences these students, residents and fellows have at Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center will have an impact not only on their future careers, but on patients for decades to come,” said Atrium Health Navicent President Delvecchio Finley.

Hospitals were grouped by similar size and mission to include the categories of: Teaching Hospitals, whose primary mission is teaching, regardless of size, and which are certified by the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems; Large Hospitals (250 or more patient beds); Medium Hospitals (100-249 beds); and Small Hospitals (less than 100 beds). Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center offers five accredited physician residency programs and five fellowship programs. In addition, the hospital partners with a number of colleges, universities, and high school career programs to offer training to students entering various health care fields.

“Since its founding as Macon Hospital in 1895, Atrium Health Navicent has incorporated education as part of its mission and service to central Georgia,” said Dr. Patrice Walker, Chief Medical Officer for Atrium Health Navicent. “We’re proud to partner with area schools and career programs to help shape the future of health care.”

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

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 155,000 team members across 68 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 $6 billion in annual community benefits.