Macon hospital only one in state verified as Level I trauma center

The Medical Center, Navicent Health
The Medical Center, Navicent Health

Medical Center, Navicent Health, nationally verified Level I trauma center

The Medical Center, Navicent Health has been verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I trauma center and claims it is the only Level I trauma center in the state and only one of 11 hospitals in the Southeast to achieve this recognition.

The state of Georgia classifies trauma centers on a scale of levels I-IV, dependent on the level of care provided. Only six hospitals in the state – including MCNH – are classified at the most comprehensive level, Level I.

The Level I trauma team, which includes a number of surgeons in various specialties as well as specialized clinicians, is available 24 hours per day and able to provide the most sophisticated level of care for trauma patients.

Three Macon businesses receive awards

The Macon Economic Development Commission and the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2016 Business and Industry of the Year Award Winners.

Macon Occupational Medicinewas named Small Business of the Year, Haeco Americas was named Industry of the Year and OrthoGeorgia Orthopaedic Specialists was named Business of the Year.

Qualifying businesses were evaluated on their economic impact to Central Georgia, as well as their corporate citizenship and volunteer activities.

Cunningham joins Radiology Associates

Dr. Karekin Cunningham, an intervention radiologist, has joined Radiology Associates of Macon and Vascular and Interventional Radiology Associates.

Cunningham completed two residencies at Ohio State University Medical Center in general surgery and in diagnostic radiology. He attended Emory University School of Medicine for his vascular and interventional radiology fellowship. He has practiced in Ohio, Pennsylvania and most recently in Dublin.

Miller to head committee for state association

Ashley Miller, manager of business and industry for the Macon Economic Development Commission, has been selected to serve as chairwoman of the Georgia Economic Developers Association’s business retention and expansion committee for 2017. The primary focus of this committee is to identify and promote effective local existing industry services, retention and expansion programs and best practices.

She joined MEDC in 2013 and focuses on helping retain existing businesses and jobs. Miller graduated from Mercer University in 2007 with a degree in media communications and a minor in business.

Canady joins Standard Press

David Canady, president of Imedia Group in Macon, has joined Atlanta-based Standard Press. Canady will lead Standard Press' market expansion throughout Middle and south Georgia. The regional office will be housed at the Mercer Innovation Center.

Canady has more than 27 years of print, design, marketing and publishing experience. Standard Press opened in 1932 and remains a family-owned business.

Twiggs county farm awarded certification

Rag & Frass Farm, is the first farm in Twiggs County to be awarded top environmental and animal welfare certification. The laying hens and ducks at the farm are now certified as animal welfare approved.

This certification and food label lets consumers know these animals are raised in accordance with the highest animal welfare standards in the U.S. and Canada, using sustainable agriculture methods on an independent family farm.

Julia Asherman pursued the certification to verify her high-welfare, sustainable farm management practices and for the recognition the label brings in the marketplace.

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