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Navicent Health Baldwin and The Medical Center, Navicent Health Honored for Quality, Safety

Navicent Health Baldwin and The Medical Center

The Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) has announced that two Atrium Health Navicent hospitals have achieved its Health Research and Education Trust (HRET) Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network (HIIN) Honor Role at the "Chairman" level, the highest level attainable, for quality and safety improvements.

Those hospitals recognized with this quality honor were The Medical Center, Navicent Health in Macon, Ga. and Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin in Milledgeville, Ga. In order to achieve this recognition, each hospital met or exceeded goals for hospital-acquired conditions, hospital acquired infections and readmissions during a time period between October 1, 2016 and May 1, 2018.

"Atrium Health Navicent is committed to continuous improvement in quality and patient safety. We continue to raise the bar for ourselves and welcome outside organizations to monitor our progress. We are thrilled that Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin and The Medical Center, Navicent Health have been recognized for their efforts to continuously meet and exceed goals for avoiding hospital acquired infections and conditions, as well as readmissions. This is a testament to the diligence of our staff to ensure we deliver the most excellent standard of care," said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Atrium Health Navicent.

HRET partners with 34 state hospital associations, including GHA, and more than 1,600 hospitals for the HRET HIIN project to ensure continuous improvement in patient care.

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 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