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Annual Children’s Hospital Tree Lighting Goes Virtual

Community Invited to Join Region’s Only Dedicated Pediatric Hospital Online

The community is cordially invited to join Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health (BKO) online on Monday, December 7 at 6:00 p.m. for an annual holiday tradition, “A Night of Lights,” the lighting of the Children’s Tree.

Jonas and Josiah Seabrooks, seven-year-old twins from Macon, Ga., will light the tree in honor of all of the hospital’s young patients and the children throughout the communities Navicent Health serves. Jonas and Josiah were born prematurely and spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at BKO, where Jonas also underwent surgery.

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the community is invited to join the festivities virtually this year for the first time. Attendees can join the celebration by visiting beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7.

“A Night of Lights is a wonderful holiday tradition that celebrates the tenacity of our youngest patients, and their loved ones. Even though we will not be gathering in person this year, this is still a fun, family-friendly event and a great way to kick off the holiday season. In fact, we hope more people will be able to join us online than have traditionally come in person to A Night of Lights!” said Missi Upshaw, Director of Pediatric and Women’s Services, Navicent Health.

For more information on Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health and the services offered to Georgia families, please visit To learn more about volunteering at Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, please visit

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Navicent Health provides care for healthcare consumers’ through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Navicent Health is dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit

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