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Berry Student Has Been Dedicated Volunteer at Atrium Health Floyd


Adam Guyden has served at hospital for four years    

ROME, Ga., April 15, 2024 Berry College senior Adam Guyden has been a volunteer at Atrium Health Floyd ever since he came to Rome to attend school, and his service has not gone unnoticed.

“Adam is the most polite, respectful, and smart young man. We are grateful that he joined the Atrium volunteer team," said Shawanta Whitehead, medical staff specialist. “Our future is in good hands."

Guyden has been working this year with Whitehead helping Atrium Health Floyd transfer physician information from paper to the web. That makes it easier for Floyd to keep all records up to date for its medical staff.

A graduate of Clarkston High in Stone Mountain, he is part of the Berry College Bonner Scholars program, which requires students to volunteer at non-profit organizations like Atrium Health Floyd. April is National Volunteer Month.

He plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh's clinical mental health master's program.

Previously as a volunteer, Guyden wheeled the art cart through Atrium Health Floyd Medical Center, providing materials to patients who want to work on crafts while they are hospitalized.

“When I first started, I was part of the art cart program and the way that worked it allowed me to visit the different floors of the hospital and get more one-on-one interaction with patients, and I always enjoyed those."

Guyden also took part in the Research Institute for Scholars of Equity (RISE) program that focuses on addressing social equity issues.

“Balancing being a fulltime student with volunteering and still finding time for homework, a social life and things like that can be a lot to schedule around," Guyden said.

When he does have recreational time, he enjoys listening to music, playing PlayStation 5 games against his brother and hanging out with friends.

Interested in volunteering? Visit to learn more and find a link to apply.

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 3,500 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. Atrium Health Floyd also operates a stand-alone emergency department in Chattooga County, the first such facility to be built from the ground-up in Georgia.

About Atrium Health
Atrium Health is a nationally recognized leader in shaping health outcomes through innovative research, education and compassionate patient care. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Atrium Health is part of Advocate Health, the third-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, which was created from the combination with Advocate Aurora Health. A recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, Wake Forest University School of Medicine is its academic core. Atrium Health is renowned for its top-ranked pediatric, cancer and heart care, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. Atrium Health is also a leading-edge innovator in virtual care and mobile medicine, providing care close to home and in the home. Ranked nationally among U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals in eight pediatric specialties and for rehabilitation, Atrium Health has also received the American Hospital Association's Quest for Quality Prize and its 2021 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, as well as the 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health Equity Award for its efforts to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care. With a commitment to every community it serves, Atrium Health seeks to improve health, elevate hope and advance healing – for all, providing $2.8 billion last year in free and uncompensated care and other community benefits. 

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 155,000 team members across 68 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 $6 billion in annual community benefits.