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St. Mary’s asks community to Help Oscar Quit

February 23, 2018

Tobacco is still the largest cause of preventable death in Georgia and in the rest of America. Smoking kills nearly half a million adults every year. During the week before the Oscars, St. Mary’s and Trinity Health are asking for the community to Help Oscar Quit.   Smokefree Movies is an organization working to raise the rating of movies that …Read More


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GE Healthcare and Navicent Health Enter Relationship to Reduce Costs, Improve Patient Care and Target $150 Million in Savings over Six Years

February 22, 2018

GE Healthcare to provide transformative consulting services, advanced analytics, and leading technology to deliver innovative patient centric care Accelerate integration of technology resources to ensure the system has access to technology as needed to improve the patient experience   GE Healthcare and Navicent Health have announced plans to transform healthcare delivery and reduce the cost of care in central Georgia …Read More


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Northside Hospital Announces Fetal Therapy Program, Partnership with Texas Children’s Fetal Center®

February 15, 2018

Northside Hospital in Atlanta is developing and launching a new Fetal Therapy Program to treat some of Georgia’s sickest unborn babies.   Northside entered into an agreement this month with Texas Children’s Fetal Center®, located within Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women in Houston, to train Northside’s maternal-fetal medicine physicians on a procedure to treat twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Affecting 10 to 15 …Read More


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Join Navicent Health to Learn if Your Heart is as Healthy as it Could Be

January 29, 2018

Heart Fest 2018 Planned for February, American Heart Month   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The CDC estimates 610,000 people in the U.S. die of heart disease each year – approximately one in every four deaths. Heart disease affects both men and women, …Read More


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SGMC Celebrates Heart Health Month

January 22, 2018

February is Heart Health Month and South Georgia Medical Center is celebrating National Wear Red Day and hosting several lunch and learns to promote awareness of heart disease throughout our region.   SGMC is partnering with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign and encouraging everyone to wear red on Friday, Feb. 2, National Wear Red Day, to …Read More


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The Medical Center, Navicent Health Receives National Quality Achievement Award for AFib Care

January 18, 2018

American Heart Association Recognizes Macon Hospital Among Peers for AFib Management   The Medical Center, Navicent Health (MCNH) has received the Get With The Guidelines®-AFIB Bronze Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society guidelines for the management of patients with atrial fibrillation.   Get With The Guidelines-AFIB …Read More


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Northside Hospital Offers Prostate Screening in Cumming Feb. 22

January 8, 2018

Northside Hospital’s Cancer Institute is offering a community screening to determine men’s risk for developing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men, aside from skin cancer.   The screening will take place: Thursday, February 22, 2018, 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. Northside Hospital Forsyth Cancer Center 1100 Northside Forsyth Drive, Suite 140 Cumming, Ga. 30041 Free …Read More


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Navicent Health CEO 1 of 130 Female Healthcare Leaders to Know

January 8, 2018

Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders Honored by Becker’s Hospital Review   For the fifth consecutive year, Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE, President and CEO of Navicent Health has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s annual list of “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know.” The list, published since 2010, features some of the most impressive female healthcare leaders in …Read More


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WellStar Health System provided $648 million in charity and unreimbursed care

December 22, 2017

WellStar Health System, the largest not-for-profit health system in Georgia, provided more than $648 million in charity and unreimbursed care, as well as community programs during the 2017 fiscal year.   As a community-based health system, WellStar’s physicians, nurses, advanced practice professionals and team members are committed to helping patients and communities live healthier lives.  Currently, 10 percent of WellStar’s …Read More


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Northside Hospital Donates a GE MAC 1200 EKG Machine

December 15, 2017

GACH commissioned a video with Dr. Karen Kinsell, the only physician in Clay County, Georgia. In addition to her practice, Dr. Kinsell was appointed to the Senate Study Committee on Georgians’ Barriers to Access to Healthcare.    The Alliance has used this video in several legislative committees, because Dr. Kinsell’s practice illustrates the types of problems that face Georgia’s hospitals, especially our …Read More


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Navicent Health Recognized for Excellence by State’s Leading Organization for Non-Profit Hospitals Dr. Ninfa Saunders Also Welcomed as New Board Chair

October 16, 2017

The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals recognized Navicent Health as Large Hospital of the Year during its 34th annual conference last week. The event also marked the beginning of president and CEO Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders’ term as chair of the statewide organization. She succeeds Jerry Fulks, president of WellStar West Georgia Medical Center.   “Navicent Health has played a …Read More


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St. Mary’s President and CEO Recognized as CEO of the Year State’s Leading Organization for Non-Profit Hospitals Celebrates Excellence at Annual Conference

October 16, 2017

The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals named Don McKenna, president and CEO of St. Mary’s Health Care System in Athens, Georgia, as its CEO of the Year during the organization’s 34th annual conference last week. The award recognizes leaders who have made a positive impact on their patients, the institutions they lead, and the communities they serve.   “Don McKenna is …Read More


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Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System Reach Agreement on Combining Operations

August 17, 2017

  Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health System (the parent of Gwinnett Medical Center) announced today that they have submitted their proposed merger agreement to the State of Georgia Office of the Attorney General for review and approval. Depending on the review process, the five-hospital Northside-Gwinnett Health combined system could be operational in early 2018.   Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Health …Read More


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St. Mary’s enhances breastfeeding support for mothers and newborns

August 1, 2017

The Family Birth Center at St. Mary’s Hospital is enhancing care for newborns and their mothers by implementing 10 steps to successful breastfeeding, including skin-to-skin contact after delivery and early initiation of breastfeeding.   “The evidence is powerful that measures such as skin-to-skin contact and establishing breastfeeding while in the hospital have tremendous benefits for both the newborn and the …Read More


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Navicent Health Experts Conduct “Stop The Bleed” Training for Bibb Educators

July 27, 2017

On Wednesday, July 26 trauma care experts from Navicent Health conducted “Stop The Bleed” training for almost 300educators and administrators from Bibb County schools. In the coming months, physicians, nurses, emergency medical service (EMS) personnel and public health officials statewide hope to provide Stop The Bleed training to educators in more than 2,000 Georgia schools. The Bibb County School District …Read More


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Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders Named One of 2017’s Most Influential Women by CEO Connection®

July 19, 2017

Navicent Health CEO Recognized Among Women Who Influence Change, Innovation and Standards of Excellence   The Top 25 2017 Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market has been announced by CEO Connection®, the only membership organization exclusively for mid-market CEOs. This list recognizes the top 25 women in the U.S. based on their ability to influence change, innovation, and standards for …Read More


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