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Atrium Health Navicent Packs Time Capsule to be Opened in 2073

Months after opening time capsules dating to 1916 and 1973, Atrium Health Navicent packed a container Thursday to be safely stored away for 50 years to offer a glimpse of life in 2023 for future generations.

The time capsule is set to be opened in 2073. A ceremony was held to give the community a look at the items submitted for inclusion and to celebrate the occasion.

“It was an incredible experience to see and touch the items placed in the time capsules 50 and more than 100 years ago, and to reflect on the rich history of what is now Atrium Health Navicent. We wanted to continue the tradition and preserve these mementos for the next generation,” said Atrium Health Navicent President Delvecchio Finley.

Some of the items packed into the Nov. 16 time capsule include:

• A booklet commemorating the Navicent Health Foundation’s 50th anniversary in 2023

• Memorabilia from the Macon-Bibb County bicentennial

• A video message from two young patients at Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital and artwork created by the 2023 Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Child

• Letters from elected officials to their future counterparts and descendants, and a key to the City of Macon

• A photo of the Byron City Council

• Letters from the Kurobe City Hospital in Japan, Atrium Health Navicent’s sister-city partner in a 19-year-old medical exchange, a letter from the Mayor of Kurobe and a letter from the leadership at YKK North America

• Nursing student patches from Wesleyan College and Central Georgia Technical College

• A letter from the Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin CEO

• An Atrium Health Navicent Peach notecard, button and a copy of the Peach Jammers newsletter

• An Atrium Health Navicent Rehabilitation Hospital t-shirt

• A Macon Bacon baseball cap and baseball

• A Macon Music Half Marathon finisher’s medal

• A copy of Advocate Health CEO Gene Woods’ recently released book, “Health, Hope and Healing for All.”

• Other photos, documents, videos and mementos

“Considering the technological advances and new discoveries that have occurred in the past 50 years, it’s hard to fathom what the future will hold. However, I’m confident that Atrium Health Navicent is on track for an amazing future, and we’re excited to store these mementos from 2023 for the community’s reflection in 2073,” Finley said.

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 www.NavicentHealth.org.

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 150,000 team members across 67 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 $5 billion in annual community benefits.