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John Wood, MD, Named ApolloMD Emergency Medicine Medical Director of the Year

John Wood, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Center at The Medical Center, Navicent Health was named Medical Director of the Year during the 2018 ApolloMD Leadership Conference held in Atlanta.

""Dr. Wood is a tireless champion for the patients and his team,"" explained Steve Currier, MD, ApolloMD Regional Director. ""He demands excellence from his fellow physicians, consultants and administrators. His ability to inspire and lead his team has improved the Emergency Department capacity, quality and patient satisfaction. I am proud to work with him. Congratulations, John!""

Dr. Wood has served as Medical Director for the Emergency Center at The Medical Center, Navicent Health for two years. The hospital's emergency center saw 64,208 patient visits in fiscal year 2017.

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate The Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Navicent Health has 970 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, Navicent Health, the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital; Navicent Health Baldwin and Medical Center of Peach County, Navicent Health, both rural hospitals; Rehabilitation Hospital, Navicent Health, the region's oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Navicent Health, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Navicent Health, the area's first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Navicent Health; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit

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