Navicent Health Medical Center of Baldwin County, formerly known as Oconee Regional Medical Center, is a 140-bed hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia, United States. It serves the three areas of Baldwin, Hancock, and Wilkinson counties.
In 1953, a bond referendum was held in Baldwin County which favored the issuance of hospital bonds. Additional required funds for hospital construction were obtained subsequently from the Federal and State Governments through provisions of the Hill-Burton Act, and the Commission of Roads and Revenue of Baldwin County established the Baldwin County Hospital Authority under the 1941 Georgia Hospital Authorities Law. The eighty bed Baldwin County Hospital facility was constructed at a cost of approximately $1,200,000 and formally opened on March 6, 1957. It was dedicated by Governor Marvin Griffin. The first patients admitted to the new facility were transferred from Richard Binion Clinic and Scott Hospital.
In 1961, forty-six beds and the intensive care unit were added, and in 1969, a major expansion program was instituted, including one entire three-story wing and another two-story addition to an existing wing. The cobalt therapy suite was added at this time, as were fifty-two private patient rooms, and extensive remodelling was done throughout the facility.
A Certificate of Need (CON) was obtained in 1979 to provide for modernization, renovation and expansion of ancillary services. At that time, bed capacity was reduced from 183 to 160. The Operating Suite, ICU Suite, Emergency Department and other ancillary areas, and the Lab and Radiology departments were also enlarged and modernized.
In January 1990, a management contract was signed with Hospital Management Professionals, Inc. Because of the expansion of services and the expansion of the area served, the named was officially changed to Oconee Regional Medical Center on October 1, 1992.
In 2000, ORMC opened Park Tower which added a new four floor tower to the existing hospital. This area is home to the Education Center, Cardiopulmonary, Surgical Suites, Same Day Surgery, Ambulatory Care, Outpatient Lab, Administration, A Place for Women (Women's Center), Pediatrics and the Post-Surgical Unit.
In 2005, the Emergency Treatment Center was renovated and 4,157 square feet (386.2 m2) were added. In 2007, the hospital will begin a project to upgrade the equipment in the Cancer Treatment Center. This endeavor will be partially funded by Oconee Regional Healthcare Foundation. In 2017, Navicent Health Centers of Middle Georgia purchased Oconee Regional and changed the hospital's name to Navicent Health Medical Center of Baldwin County.
In 2018, Chief Executive Officer, Todd Dixon was chosen to lead the hospital's executive team. Dixon is tasked to implement bold initiatives that will propel the organization and all aspects of care of persons served to the highest standards. Mr. Dixon was most recently Chief Operating Officer of the Coliseum Health System in Macon, where he excelled in his responsibilities including the smooth and efficient operation of Coliseum Medical Centers, Coliseum Northside Hospital, and Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health in the Coliseum Health System (CHS). Based on his track record, Dixon brings superb management oversight for the development of high quality, cost effective and integrated clinical programs, along with the ability to inspire and motivate the hospital's staff. Dixon has been praised time and time again for the fiscal accomplishments he has consistently made throughout his career, all the while optimizing patient and doctor satisfaction, high employee morale, and hospital profitability.
ORMC's Emergency medical services service was taken over by Navicent Health's EMS located in Macon, Georgia. This transition occurred on July 22, 2007. The current director of Navicent Health is Jason Brady.