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Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin Congratulates Samuel M. Goodrich, M.D. Endowed Healthcare Scholarship Recipient

Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin and the Navicent Health Foundation are pleased to announce that four college students pursuing degrees in healthcare fields have been presented the 13th annual Samuel M. Goodrich, M.D. Endowed Healthcare Scholarship.

Scholarship recipients were as follows:

· Dalton Chase Loyd, Mercer University

· Audie Clark, University of Louisville

· Maddie Allen, Georgia College & State University

· Kara Allyn Kelsey, Mercer University

The scholarship, named in honor of long-time Milledgeville OB/GYN Dr. Sam Goodrich, was established in 2008 to assist students going into the healthcare field. Since its inception, 57 students have received scholarships.

“The Navicent Health Foundation considers it a privilege to manage the Samuel M. Goodrich Scholarship Fund. We are so appreciative of Ms. Ellen Goodrich and the committee that reviews and awards the scholarships each year. We congratulate this year’s recipients and wish them a successful school year,” said Navicent Health Foundation CEO Ellen Johnson.

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/healthcare professional-patient relationship, his desire to see the best and the brightest enter healthcare professions and as an honor to his legacy that the scholarship is endowed and administered.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and well-being through compassionate care. 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