Press Release Archives

  • Memorial Health and Novant Health Announce Partnership for Freestanding Children's Hospital -

    (December 18, 2013) - Officials with Memorial Health announced today a partnership with Novant Health to establish a freestanding children's hospital in Savannah. The new facility will be named The Children's Hospital of Savannah.

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    Memorial Health Physicians Earn Teaching Awards -

    (November 7, 2013) - Physicians Steven Carpenter and Marilyn Lavallee earn awards from the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

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    12th Annual Harvest of Hope Double Metric Century Bike Ride, October 19 -

    (October 10, 2013) - Cyclists from around the region will participate in the Harvest of Hope Double Metric Century ride on Saturday, October 19. Riders will depart from the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah at 6 a.m. and arrive at the Riverwalk in Augusta around 6 p.m. Also known as "Patrick's Ride," the Harvest of Hope Double Metric Century is a 130-mile fundraising bicycle ride.

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    The One Hundred Helps Purchase Infant Transport Incubator -

    (September 18, 2013) –The One Hundred, a nonprofit organization that supports The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC), presented a check for $130,000 to purchase equipment at The Children’s Hospital.

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    MUMC Ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Hospitals’ List -

    (July 18, 2013) – Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah was ranked the 5th best hospital in Georgia and was the highest rated hospital in Savannah on U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-14 Best Hospitals list.

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    MUMC Places on Quality Honor Roll for Exceptional Patient Care -

    (May 30, 2013) - Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) in Savannah was named to the Georgia Hospital Association's (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability Core Measures Honor Roll.

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    The Children's Hospital at MUMC Celebrates 21 Years with CMN Hospitals -

    (May 23, 2013) - This year marks the 21th anniversary of the partnership between The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) and Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. Since 1992, these two organizations have raised more than $7 million to provide healthcare for children in southeast Georgia.

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    MUMC Earns an 'A' for Patient Safety from Leapfrog Group -

    (May 16, 2013) -- Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) was honored with an 'A' Hospital Safety ScoreSM by The Leapfrog Group, an independent organization designed to give the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families.

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    Memorial's Cancer Services Earn Third Consecutive Outstanding Achievement Award -

    (May 13, 2013) - The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center has again received an Outstanding Achievement Award from The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

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    MUMC Participating in National Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Clinical Trial -

    (May 6, 2013) Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) is participating in a clinical trial that may redefine lumbar spinal stenosis surgery. The study focuses on a new concept in spine surgery called facet joint replacement. The trial evaluates the safety and effectiveness of an investigational device called the ACADIAFacet Replacement System. MUMC is the only hospital in Georgia and one of only 30 in the U.S. participating in this study.

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    Memorial Health Foundation Introduces New Board Members -

    (April 17, 2013) - The Memorial Health Foundation Board of Trustees confirmed three new members at its February meeting: Kathie Harlander, Linda Moore, and Rick Muller.

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    Memorial Unveils Renovations at Children’s Hospital -

    (April 11, 2013) – The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to show off renovations within the facility, including the Ronald McDonald family room.

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    MUMC Spine Programs Recognized By The Joint Commission -

    (March 11, 2013) - The spinal fusion and the microdiscectomy programs at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care. These certifications recognize both programs for continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.

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    MUMC Hip and Knee Programs Recognized by the Joint Commission -

    (March 7, 2013) The hip replacement and the knee replacement programs at Memorial University Medical Center (MUMC) have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care. These certifications recognize both of MUMC’s programs for continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.

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    St. Baldrick's to Raise Funds for Children's Cancer Research on March 23 -

    (February 4, 2013) – The annual St. Baldrick’s head-shaving and fund-raising event will be held from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 23, at Wild Wing Café in Savannah’s City Market.

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    MUMC Cancer Program Granted Prestigious Accreditation -

    (January 23, 2013) – The Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) at Memorial University Medical Center has been granted a Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation by The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons. The CoC accreditation is only given to facilities that have voluntarily committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and agree to undergo a rigorous evaluation process and review of their performance every three years. This is the second consecutive CoC accreditation that the ACI has received. The ACI is the only facility in the Savannah area to receive Accreditation with Commendation.

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