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

Georgia Trend, a regional business publication offering business analysis to more than 50,000 subscribers, recently released its "Georgia Trend 2016 Top Hospitals" listing, including The Medical Center, Navicent Health as one of the top teaching hospitals in the state of Georgia.

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

1. Emory University Hospital, Atlanta

2. Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta

3. Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta

4. The Medical Center, Navicent Health, Macon

5. Memorial University Medical Center, Savannah

6. Augusta University Medical Center, Augusta

7. WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta

Hospitals were ranked based on their Total Performance Score, a measure calculated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and based on clinical processes, efficiency, patient experience and patient outcomes.

"We are honored to be recognized by Georgia Trend as one of the top teaching hospitals in our state. We are not only improving healthcare for our patients directly, but also impacting the future of healthcare by educating and training the next generation of physicians and clinicians. These students, residents and fellows will carry the skills they learn in Macon to assist patients locally, regionally, nationally and even internationally," said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Atrium Health Navicent.

According to its website, Georgia Trend groups hospitals into four categories - Teaching Hospitals, regardless of bed count; Large Hospitals (250 or more patient beds); Medium Hospitals (100-249 patient beds); and Small Hospitals (less than 100 patient beds). Georgia Trend defines teaching hospitals as hospitals whose primary mission includes teaching and are certified by the association of American Medical Colleges Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems.

The Medical Center, Navicent Health offers five accredited physician residency programs and three fellowship programs. In addition, the hospital partners with a number of colleges, universities and technical schools to offer training to students entering various healthcare fields.

Georgia Trend is the only statewide business publication in the market, reaching more than 50,000 subscribers. The monthly publication 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.

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 830 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; Medical Center of Peach County, Atrium Health Navicent, a rural critical access hospital; 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