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Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders Named The Telegraphs 2014 Person of the Year

Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders Named The Telegraph's 2014 Person of the Year

Saunders Selected for Her Contributions to Healthcare in Central Georgia 

MACON, GA (Monday, December 29, 2014) – Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Atrium Health Navicent, has been named the “2014 Person of the Year” by The Telegraph, central Georgia's daily newspaper.

Editors and reporters at The Telegraph selected Saunders as the 2014 Person of the Year for her efforts to consolidate local healthcare options, collaborate with competitors and increase central Georgia's medical profile.

“It is such a surprise to be chosen as central Georgia's Person of the Year. I humbly accept this award on behalf of the employees and physicians at Atrium Health Navicent, and those who depend on Atrium Health Navicent for their care. Without each of these people, our successes would not be possible,” said Saunders.

Saunders was also named the Georgia Alliance of Community Hospital's 2014 CEO of the Year in October, and included on Becker's Hospital Review's list of “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know in 2014.”

“We are thrilled that Dr. Saunders and Atrium Health Navicent have been recognized for their innovative approach to healthcare on the state, national and now local levels. As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, Atrium Health Navicent remains a dynamic industry leader,” said Starr Purdue, Chairperson of the Atrium Health Navicent Board of Directors. 


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