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Novant Health and Memorial Health announced today a collaborative shared services partnership with Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville, Ga., that is designed to reduce expenses and improve patient care. Novant Health will partner with Memorial Health, a Novant Health Shared Services affiliate... - October 20, 2013
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah as the 5th best hospital in Georgia and was the highest rated hospital in Savannah in the magazine’s 2013-14 Best Hospitals list. The annual list, now in its 24th year, recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. - July 26, 2013
Video game enthusiasts of all ages are invited to use their skills to raise funds and awareness for The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The sixth annual Extra Life gaming marathon is enrolling participants... - July 25, 2013
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah was named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll. Memorial is one of 18 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Presidential category, one of the highest on the list. The... - June 03, 2013
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) was honored with an “A” Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent organization designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families. The Hospital Safety Score was calculated using publicly... - May 20, 2013
The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center has again received an Outstanding Achievement Award from The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The 2012 award was given to only 79 cancer programs throughout the United States. The ACI... - May 15, 2013
The spinal fusion and the microdiscectomy programs at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care. - March 14, 2013
The hip replacement and the knee replacement programs at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific... - March 11, 2013
The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center has been granted a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation by The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. - January 25, 2013
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) is the first facility in Georgia to acquire the INTRABEAM® system for intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT). The system will be offered to women with early-stage breast cancer. With IORT, radiation is delivered directly into the tumor bed during breast-conserving... - October 06, 2012
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) is participating in a clinical trial that may redefine the surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis. The study focuses on a new concept in spine surgery called facet joint replacement. The clinical trial is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of an investigational device called the ACADIA Facet Replacement System. MUMC is the only hospital in Georgia and one of only 30 in the U.S. participating in this clinical trial. - August 22, 2012
Memorial Spine, a center of excellence for spine surgery and the treatment of spine conditions at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), has received the UnitedHealth Premium® Surgical Spine Specialty Center designation for quality care. UnitedHealthcare developed the UnitedHealth Premium specialty... - July 05, 2012
Memorial Bone & Joint, a center of excellence for joint replacement surgery and the treatment of orthopedic conditions at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), received UnitedHealth Premium® Total Joint Replacement specialty center designation for quality care. Memorial Bone & Joint... - June 29, 2012
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the partnership between The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) and Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. Since 1992, these two organizations have raised more than $7 million to provide healthcare for children in southeast... - May 28, 2012
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines(SM) Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award has been awarded to Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC). - February 29, 2012
The Memorial University Scholarship for Medical School Students will provide selected students $10,000 per year for their four years of medical school (up to $40,000 total per student). - February 23, 2012
Utilizing real-time audio and video conferencing, a new telestroke program at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) is providing life-saving stroke assistance in rural regions of Georgia. Neurologists at MUMC can now assess a patient and communicate treatment plans with doctors in regions that do not have a neurologist available. - August 25, 2011
Georgia Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle has appointed Elaine Frantz, director of trauma services at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah, to the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission. - July 28, 2011
The Cardinal Health Foundation has awarded Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah $42,000 in grant funding to further enhance operating room safety and efficiency. - July 07, 2011
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah, Georgia, is one of only 26 out of 2,500 members of the Premier Healthcare Alliance to win Premier Healthcare Alliance’s Fifth Annual Supply Chain Excellence Award. - June 17, 2011
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has appointed Mary B. Chatman, Ph.D.(c), R.N., Senior Vice President for patient care services at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah, to the Georgia Board of Nursing. - May 20, 2011
Three-year-old twins Stephen and Matthew Huffman of Savannah have been selected to represent the state of Georgia in the Champions Across America program sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The twins and their family will travel to Washington, D.C., and then to Orlando, to represent The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. - May 06, 2011
Memorial Health Bariatrics, the weight-loss surgery program at Memorial University Medical Center, has been renewed as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The program was first designated a Center of Excellence in 2008. Memorial Health Bariatrics... - April 18, 2011
The Memorial Health Board of Directors announced today that it has named Margaret “Maggie” Gill to become the next president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health. She was selected to lead Memorial by a vote at last night’s regularly scheduled board meeting. Gill joined Memorial... - April 02, 2011
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) is the first hospital in Savannah to offer the Revo MRI™ SureScan® pacing system, the first pacemaker approved for use in certain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures. Doctors at MUMC implanted the Revo MRI™ SureScan® pacing system, the first pacemaker approved for use in certain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures first device in Savannah on February 22. - March 30, 2011
Memorial Health University Medical Center (MHUMC) earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its stroke, knee and hip replacement, spinal fusion, and microdiscectomy services. Joint Commission certification is only awarded to programs that meet high standards of care and pass... - March 25, 2011
Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Quality Honor Roll. Memorial is one of 62 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Presidential category, one of the highest on the list. The... - March 12, 2011
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah is the first and only facility in southeast Georgia to offer the Arctic Front™ Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter System, a new, cutting-edge treatment for heart rhythm disorders. - February 17, 2011
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) and Sodexo have committed to Meatless Mondays within MUMC. The goal is to promote a healthy diet. Sodexo is the provider of food services at the medical center. Every Monday, Sodexo serves plant-based meal options to the nearly 3,000 customers who dine in MUMC’s cafeteria. - February 14, 2011
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah, Georgia, has been recognized for quality performance in a nationwide hospital quality improvement project. The Premier, Inc. healthcare alliance QUEST: High-Performing Hospitals initiative is a voluntary, three-year program that includes 157 not-for-profit hospitals across 35 states. This is the second year in a row MUMC has received this recognition. - December 08, 2010
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah Georgia is one of only five sites in the entire United States selected to participate in a pilot study for the TRIUMPH® Lumbar Disc for treatment of degenerative disc disease – a leading cause of chronic neck and back pain. - November 04, 2010
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) is rated No. 1 in Georgia for stroke care and is also among the top 10 percent nationally for stroke care and gastrointestinal medical services. The findings are based on analysis conducted by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. - October 22, 2010
Raymond Rudolph, M.D., MPH, FACS, a breast surgeon at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center, received an Outstanding Performance Award from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC). He is one of only 39 physicians nationwide... - September 23, 2010
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah, Georgia, has been named one of the nation’s Most Wired hospitals for the 11th consecutive year. The annual survey examined 1,280 of the nation’s hospitals on their use of Internet technologies in four focus areas: business and administrative management, clinical quality and safety, care continuum, and infrastructure. - July 22, 2010
For the third year in a row, Memorial Health in Savannah, Georgia received the Patient Safety Excellence Award from HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. This award places Memorial in elite company -- only 74 hospitals in the U.S. received both the HealthGrades 2010 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and the 2010 Patient Safety Excellence Award. - May 01, 2010
Memorial Health University Medical Center (MHUMC) has been designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGA) as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. - April 07, 2010
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has granted the breast imaging services at MUMC in Savannah full accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, breast ultrasound, and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. - March 15, 2010
For the third year in a row Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah, Georgia has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The GuidelinesSM Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Silver Performance Achievement Award. - March 04, 2010
Memorial University Medical Center is one of only 269 hospitals nationwide (out of 5,000 hospitals analyzed) to be named among the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence™. It is the only hospital in the Savannah area to earn the recognition. - January 29, 2010
The breast care services at the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah have been granted a full three-year accreditation by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC). To date there are just over 100 centers across the United States that have achieved this prestigious accreditation accomplishment. - December 24, 2009
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) has announced the appointment of Joel Greenberg, M.D., as the new co-medical director of the MUMC Stroke Program. He will work to further development and regional growth of Memorial’s Stroke Program. - December 11, 2009
Memorial University Medical Center’s (MUMC) Web site, www.memorialhealth.com, won a Gold eHealthcare Leadership Award in the category of hospitals with 400+ beds at the 13th Annual Healthcare Internet Conference held in Las Vegas recently. The “Careers” section of the site earned gold recognition in the category of hospitals with 400+ beds. In particular, memorialhealth.com was noted for its use of social media to connect with the community, its Team Member testimonials, and its creativity. - December 02, 2009
The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, has been granted a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation by The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. ACI is the only facility in the region to have received this CoC Accreditation with Commendation. - November 25, 2009
In September, Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia, became the first acute-care facility in the United States to begin using the new Hybrid Preference Pack™ from the healthcare service companies Cardinal Health and SRI Surgical®. These environmentally friendly packs are a mix of both disposable and reusable products in its operating rooms, catheterization lab, labor and delivery rooms, and outpatient surgery departments. - November 19, 2009
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah, Georgia, has been recognized for quality performance in three areas -save lives, safely reduce the cost of care, and deliver the most reliable and effective care – as a participant in the nationwide Premier Inc., healthcare alliance QUEST: High-Performing Hospitals improvement project. - October 23, 2009
Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) is Savannah’s top-rated hospital, and is among the top 10 hospitals in Georgia for cardiac care, vascular surgery, spine surgery, stroke care, pulmonary care, critical care, and gastrointestinal care. The results are based on an annual study released by... - October 15, 2009
Memorial Health received a 2009/2010 Women’s Health Excellence award from HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Only 169 hospitals received the award nationwide. According to HealthGrades, this places Memorial University Medical Center among the top 5 percent nationally for women’s health. - October 01, 2009
Memorial Health in Savannah, Georgia has been recognized for quality performance in six areas in a nationwide hospital quality improvement project. Memorial Health received awards for meeting or exceeding quality guidelines while caring for people in all five areas monitored by the HQID -- heart attack, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, heart failure, pneumonia, and hip and knee replacement. - August 19, 2009
Memorial Health in Savannah, Georgia today announced the appointment of O. Phoenicia Miracle as its new vice president for the Memorial Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of the organization. She will officially start work on September 14. “We are delighted to have a successful fundraiser... - August 14, 2009
Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah (MUMC), Georgia surgeon Christopher Senkowski, M.D., has removed a patient’s spleen through an advanced technique known as Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS). Only a handful of surgeons worldwide are able to perform complex spleen removal with SILS. The SILS approach has an excellent safety and outcomes record. - August 07, 2009
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