Savannah is the regional hub for advanced healthcare, with two major medical centers and two state-of-the-art cancer centers. The Savannah area attracts some of the best doctors in the nation, who work in a variety of specialty areas.
Memorial Health University Medical Center
Memorial is the largest healthcare provider in southeast Georgia, serving 35 counties in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. Memorial houses a Level 1 trauma center and a Level 3 children’s hospital and employees 4,700 team members and 670 physicians, including 24-hour intensive care specialists, anesthesiologists, trauma surgeons, radiologists and board-certified emergency physicians. In addition, Memorial is the medicine campus for Mercer University School of Medicine, which graduates more than 40 physicians a year.
Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute
Memorial’s state-of-the-art Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute (ACI) offers cancer screening, diagnosis, surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, support services and long-term follow-up. The center features the only children’s cancer program in the region, the region’s first practice devoted exclusively to breast health, access to an array of clinical trials, and nurse navigators to help guide patients and their families through the treatment process. The ACI offers disease management teams specializing in breast, colorectal, urology, melanoma, thoracic, head and neck, upper gastrointestinal and gynecological cancers and practices patient- and family-centered care.
St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System
This two-hospital system offers a variety of healthcare services, including local and regional primary care, specialized inpatient and outpatient services and home healthcare services, along with community outreach and education. The healthcare system, which boasts advanced, comprehensive treatments and state-of-the-art medical technologies, utilizes a faith-based, holistic approach to healing. St. Joseph’s/Candler is the region's only recipient of the national Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence and has been listed as one of the nation's Top 100 Integrated Health Systems by Modern Healthcare magazine since 1999.
Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion
St. Joseph’s/Candler’s Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion combines innovative technology and clinical expertise for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The center, which has been selected by the National Cancer Institute as a Community Cancer Centers Program, offers state-of-the-art radiation, medical and surgical oncology, advanced clinical research, integrative medicine and pastoral care, as well as a unique patient-centered, holistic approach to research, diagnosis and treatment.