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About Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center

Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center is located in Macon, also known as “the Heart of Georgia” because of its central location in the state. Originally known as the Macon Hospital, it first opened its doors March 27, 1895 and started residency training in 1927. In 1971 the name was changed to The Medical Center of Central Georgia and in 1994, it became a part of the Central Georgia Health System. In 2018 the system became part of Atrium Health, a nonprofit health system with more than 70,000 teammates serving patients at 42 hospitals and more than 1,500 care locations. Today, many locals simply refer to Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center as “The Med”.

Atrium Health Navicent The Medical Center, a 637 bed, nationally-verified Level I-designated Trauma Center and a four-time Magnet Designated hospital for nursing excellence worldwide, serves as the flagship hospital within the Atrium Health Navicent system.

As a system, Atrium Health Navicent has more than 1,000 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes; and offers over 53 specialties in more than 50 facilities throughout the region. Atrium Health Navicent provides a broad range of community-based, outpatient diagnostic, primary care, extensive home health and hospice care, and comprehensive cancer and rehabilitation services spanning the full continuum of care. Included within the system are:

  • A new, state-of-the-art children's hospital
  • A rehabilitation hospital
  • An in-patient hospice facility, as well as in-home hospice care
  • Central Georgia's first life plan community
  • Five acute care hospitals
  • Multiple urgent care centers
  • Numerous community-based partnerships
  • Wellness and preventative services