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State Recognizes Hospitals, Including MCNH, For Hurricane Matthew Response

On Tuesday, March 14, Gov. Nathan Deal presented a proclamation and the Georgia Senate adopted a resolution honoring Georgia hospitals, including members of Atrium Health Navicent, for their response to Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. The resolution commended Georgia hospitals for demonstrating their commitment to the safety and wellbeing of residents through extensive collaboration, preparation and response to the storm.

The Medical Center, Navicent Health (MCNH) serves as the Regional Coordinating Hospital for Region F (Henry, Spalding, Butts, Pike, Lamar, Monroe, Upson, Bibb, Jones, Crawford, Peach and Houston). During Hurricane Matthew, MCNH also served as acting Regional Coordinating Hospital for Region J (Screven, Effingham, Bulloch, Candler, Evans, Tattnall, Toombs, Long, Bryan, Liberty, Chatham, McIntosh, Glynn and Camden).

When Hurricane Matthew assaulted Georgia's coast on October 7-8, 2016, Regional Coordinating Hospitals including MCNH collaborated to evacuate patients and residents from coastal counties. MCNH accepted hospitalized patients and others in need of care. Carlyle Place, Atrium Health Navicent also provided shelter for evacuees from a sister continuing care retirement community at St. Simon's Island, Ga.

"Hurricane Matthew provided an opportunity for hospitals throughout the state to demonstrate that continued commitment to healthcare planning, along with collaboration among healthcare providers and community partners, can save lives in the midst of disaster," said Steve Ramsey, Emergency Management Specialist for Atrium Health Navicent.

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