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Applications Now Available for Goodrich Scholarship

Applications for the 16th annual Samuel M. Goodrich, M.D. Endowed Healthcare Scholarship are now available for students enrolled in health care or health care-related fields of study.

Interested students should have completed a minimum of two years of study toward their health care program or have been accepted into their selected graduate program. Preference is given to current or former residents of Baldwin County, but other qualified applicants will also be considered.

Scholarship applications are available by visiting

Completed applications should be mailed to the following address:

The Samuel M. Goodrich Scholarship C/O Navicent Health Foundation

3330 Northside Drive, Suite 100

Macon, GA 31210

Applications must be received by June 1, 2024.

The Samuel M. Goodrich, M.D. Endowed Healthcare Scholarship is offered each year in honor of long-time Milledgeville OB-GYN Dr. Sam Goodrich. Established in 2008, the scholarship assists students pursuing health care careers. Since its inception, 61 students have received scholarships. Dr. Goodrich took great pride in being able to bring the most current advances in his medical specialty to the Milledgeville community. In his nearly 40-year practice, he delivered thousands of babies and cared for all of his patients with a deep commitment and concern for their well-being.

He lost a brief battle with pancreatic cancer in 2008. It is in his spirit of generosity, his belief in the physician/health care professional-patient relationship, his desire to see the best and the brightest enter health care professions and as an honor to his legacy that the scholarship is endowed and administered.

“We’d like to thank Ms. Ellen Goodrich and the committee that reviews and awards the scholarships each year. Because of their generosity and service, so many local students have received a helping hand in pursuing health care careers,” said Macey Terrell, Navicent Health Foundation’s CEO.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of health care in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent is part of Advocate Health, which is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the third-largest nonprofit health system in the United States, created from the combination of Atrium Health and Advocate Aurora Health. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit

About Advocate Health

Advocate Health is the third-largest nonprofit integrated health system in the United States – created from the combination of Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health. Providing care under the names Advocate Health Care in Illinois, Atrium Health in the Carolinas, Georgia and Alabama, and Aurora Health Care in Wisconsin, Advocate Health is a national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, with Wake Forest University School of Medicine serving as the academic core of the enterprise. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Advocate Health serves nearly 6 million patients and is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies. It is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology, pediatrics and rehabilitation, as well as organ transplants, burn treatments and specialized musculoskeletal programs. Advocate Health employs nearly 155,000 team members across 68 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations and offers one of the nation’s largest graduate medical education programs with over 2,000 residents and fellows across more than 200 programs. Committed to equitable care for all, Advocate Health provides nearly $6 billion in annual community benefits.