Welcome Behind the Green
Seventy-five years ago, Floyd Hospital opened its doors as the community hospital for Rome and Floyd County. An entire election centered on the call for a facility that would provide care to all comers in a post-Depression, World War II-wary community. That mission continues today. Seventy-five years later, the Floyd health system still maintains that mission and commitment to community leadership, even as it has grown to include multiple hospitals, a Primary Care network and a Family Medicine Residency program. Over the years Floyd has been a catalyst for growth and, today, it continues to be an economic engine for northwest Georgia as the county’s largest employer. Behind the Green is a review of the people, programs and compassionate acts over the past year that help tell the Floyd story. We are a not-for-profit community hospital, but what does that mean? It means we invest in our community by working in our schools and industries, by educating and screening our neighbors and by adding services and improving our facilities. And, we do all of that with a heart of compassion that you’ll read about in the pages that follow. You’ll also discover an important number, $72.8 million, which is the total cost of care Floyd and Polk provided to people in our community who could not afford to pay for their own care. On this page are elements that we assembled over the past two years to tell our 75-year story. These items are part of a large display we installed on our second floor. I hope you’ll take time to stop by Floyd Medical Center and see it in person. Coming soon, there will be a web component with pop-up windows that explain each item in more detail. Our hope is, that as you look at each of these elements, you’ll see that while much has changed over the past 75 years, one thing remains the same–our commitment to you.
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