Medical Center of Central Georgia

Navicent Health is a designated Level I Trauma Center and a three-time Magnet Designated hospital for nursing excellence nationwide. It provides a broad range of community-based, outpatient diagnostic, primary care, extensive home health and hospice care, and comprehensive cancer and rehabilitation services.

As a part of Central Georgia Health System (CGHS), Navicent Health is a 501(c)(3) private, not for-profit corporation. The hospital is owned by the Macon-Bibb Hospital Authority and maintains an active affiliation with Secure Health Plans of Georgia, a network of central Georgia hospitals and physician providers.

Distinguished nationally for its excellence, Navicent Health is also one of the premier teaching hospitals in the United States and serves as the primary teaching hospital for the Mercer University School of Medicine. Navicent Health supports residency-training programs in family practice, general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics. The hospital has more than 100 medical residents and fellows in training. As a teaching hospital, Navicent Health is able to attract the best and the brightest to the area.

Navicent Health ( Central Georgia Health System)

Navicent Health (Central Georgia Health System ) was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate Navicent Health Medical Center and other affiliated entities, in their mission of providing a comprehensive range of high-quality, reasonably priced health care services to the central and south Georgia community. Currently, these other entities include Medcen Community Health Foundation, Rehabilitation Hospital Navicent Health, Health Services Navicent Health, and Carlyle Place Navicent Health.


The vision of Navicent Health System is to be a national leader in providing the safest, highest quality, community-centered healthcare and wellness services through our highly skilled, diverse and valued work force to meet the changing needs of those we serve.

Safety and quality are the foundation of all that we do and we are continually evaluating our processes and outcomes throughout the system, seeking ways to improve the care we provide. We are pleased to share recent improvements results across our system. Navicent Health System is proud to present our 2015-2016 quality and safety awards received from many national organizations that set healthcare standards and monitor performance.

Like most healthcare institutions, we are striving to improve, but remain confident we will continue to reduce infections and improve our patient safety.

Our efforts have already resulted in improvements:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has decreased central line infections by 80%.
  • Peripherally inserted central catheters are placed with ultrasound guidance in 88% of the cases.
  • Pediatric pain assessment has outperformed the National Databank for Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) for two years.
  • Home Health provides patient medication education 100% of the time.
  • 100% of our Infusion nurses are nationally certified.
  • 100% of our Breast Care nurses are nationally certified.
  • Critical Care catheter-associated urinary tract infections have decreased 52%.

In addition, Navicent Health has garnered a number of awards demonstrating our commitment to improving patient care:

Accreditations & Awards