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Atrium Health Floyd and Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic Join


Shared vision, unique capabilities will improve access and care  

ROME, Ga., Oct. 23, 2023 – Two leading health providers in Rome have joined forces to improve access to high-quality health care in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Atrium Health Floyd and Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic finalized an agreement to combine, bringing Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic under the Atrium Health care delivery brand.

“This is a great day for both our organizations as we come together as one," said Kurt Stuenkel, president of Atrium Health Floyd. “The team at Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic is known for its medical expertise and is highly respected in our community. Having these physicians, providers and support staff as part of our organization will improve the ability of Atrium Health Floyd and Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic to provide excellent and accessible health care in our community.

“Our mission to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, drives everything we do," Stuenkel added. “Now Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic will have access to resources at Atrium Health Floyd and all of Atrium Health to further their work in providing clinical excellence, service to the community and care for all."

The partners of Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic stated:

“We are excited to join forces with Atrium Health Floyd to enhance the health care services we provide. This partnership enables us to offer an even higher standard of care with access to cutting-edge technology and resources. While our name may change, we remain the same dedicated physicians who have proudly served this community since 1977. We look forward to serving this region for years to come."

Founded in 1942, Atrium Health Floyd employs more than 3,700 teammates who provide care to families throughout northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Established in 1976, Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic​ offers obstetrical, gynecological and family medicine services.

Providing obstetrics and gynecology services are James H. Vick III, M.D., medical director; William Keith Montgomery, M.D.; Christopher J. Pickens, M.D.; Lisa W. Blake, M.D.; Kristen H. Leezer, M.D.; Victoria Custer, M.D.; Tonya Bridges, CNM; Suni Carroll, FNP; Ashley Holloway, FNP; and Savannah Scoggins, CNM.

Providing family medicine and obstetrical services is James T. Douglas, M.D.

Providing family medicine services are Emma Cordle, FNP; Mary Kelly Carter Harbin, FNP; and Lori Ponder, FNP.

Angie Smith serves as operations manager. The clinical manager is Gina Lance.

Together, Atrium Health Floyd and Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic​ will bring the latest expert treatments, the easiest options for everyday convenience, and exceptional care centered around our patients and their families with a goal of helping them live their best.

About Atrium Health Floyd
The Atrium Health Floyd family of health care services is a leading medical provider and economic force in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Atrium Health Floyd is part of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Advocate Health, the third-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Floyd employs more than 3,5 00 teammates who provide care in over 40 medical specialties at three hospitals: Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center – a 304-bed full-service, acute care hospital and regional referral center in Rome, Georgia; Atrium Health Floyd Polk Medical Center in Cedartown, Georgia; and Atrium Health Floyd Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Alabama; as well as Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center Behavioral Health – a freestanding 53-bed behavioral health facility in Rome – and also primary care and urgent care network locations throughout northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama.

​About Advocate Health 
Advocate Health is the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States – created from the combination of Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health. Providing care under the names Advocate Health Care in Illinois, Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, and Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, Advocate Health is a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the enterprise. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Advocate Health serves nearly 6 million patients and is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies. It is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics and rehabilitation, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. Advocate Health employs nearly 150,000 team members across 67 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations and offers one of the nation's largest graduate medical education programs with over 2,000 residents and fellows across more than 200 programs. Committed to equitable care for all, Advocate Health provides nearly $5 billion in annual community benefits.