Navicent Health Hospital Achieves StormReady Certification, Macon-Bibb Recertified

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Friday, May 11th, 2018

The Medical Center, Navicent Health has achieved StormReady certification from the National Weather Service, and Macon-Bibb County’s StormReady certification has been renewed for another three years. MCNH is one of only three commercial sites in the state to achieve this certification.
“This is a verification of our capabilities, outreach programs, training, tools and resources needed to be prepared for severe weather and to respond,” said Emergency Management Agency Director Spencer Hawkins.
According to the National Weather Service, StormReady organizations and communities are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe weather through advanced planning, education and awareness. To learn more about the StormReady Program, click here.
“It is exciting to see the StormReady program grow across the country, especially in the public health communities.  The Medical Center, Navicent Health has worked diligently on their weather preparedness capabilities. The patients and representatives of The Medical Center should be proud of accomplishing this important weather safety initiative,” said David Nadler, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with National Weather Service.
“Our community relies on The Medical Center, Navicent Health to provide health and wellness care – including trauma and critical care – particularly during adverse situations like storms. We have taken measurable steps to ensure we are prepared to continue to provide healthcare services regardless of conditions, and certification by the National Weather Services verifies the quality of our prepatory work,” said Steve Ramsey, Emergency Management & Safety Manager for Navicent Health.
In order to achieve and renew the certification, both Navicent Health and the Emergency Management Agency conducted official visits of the NWS’ Peachtree City Office, completed training, and have the Senior Service Hydrologist from the Peachtree office to review and certify our capabilities.