Floyd Medical Center

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Floyd Medical Center
Floyd medical center entrance.png
Geography
Location Rome, Georgia, United States
Organization
Care system Public
Hospital type General
Services
Emergency department Level II trauma center
Beds 304
History
Founded 1942
Links
Website http://www.floyd.org/
Lists Hospitals in Georgia

Floyd Medical Center (originally Floyd Hospital) is a system of health care providers serving Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama since 1942. Located in Rome, Ga., it is Floyd County’s largest employer with over 2,000 employees.

Floyd and its affiliates are now operated by Floyd Healthcare Management Inc. The Floyd family of health care services provides a full spectrum of health care services from prenatal childbirth classes to grief support groups through Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd. More than 2,000 babies are born at Floyd each year and are cared for in one of its three nurseries, including a neonatal intensive care nursery for babies as small as two pounds.

It is home to a state-designated Level II Trauma Center, a behavioral health center, primary care and urgent care network of providers. It also hosts a realm of outpatient services, including the operation of the Floyd County Clinic and an associated pharmacy for uninsured patients who cannot otherwise afford health care.

Floyd Medical Center is a Primary Stroke Center recognized by The Joint Commission with its gold seal of approval indicating Floyd has the critical elements to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes of stroke. Floyd is one of only a few hospitals in Georgia to be recognized as a Primary Stroke Center.

Floyd has been recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

Floyd's Surgical Services Team was the first in Georgia to perform the Birmingham hip resurfacing procedure, and is led by Dr. Kenneth C. Sands, M.D., Harbin Clinic orthopedic surgeon.

History[edit]

Led by Dr. W.H. Lewis, built by county labor and funded by the citizens of Floyd County, what was then called Floyd Hospital opened its doors on July 4, 1942.

Today, Floyd serves six counties as a 304-bed acute care hospital and regional referral center with more than 400,000 patient encounters annually.

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