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Celebrate Panda Cares Day at Panda Express to Support Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital

Panda Express donations remain local and help children in central and south Georgia

Buying lunch or dinner at participating central Georgia Panda Express restaurants on Tuesday, Aug. 8, will do more than just fill your belly. On Panda Cares Day, 25 percent of pre-tax sales from food purchased at Panda Express will benefit Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital.

Also a CMN partner, Panda Express has three locations in central Georgia. All donations remain local and benefit patients by funding critical treatments, health services and pediatric medical equipment.

“We are incredibly thankful for the community’s generosity and local Panda Express restaurants’ support in caring for central and south Georgia’s youngest patients,” said Renee Bryan, Children’s Miracle Network coordinator for Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital. “Head to a local Panda Express for lunch or dinner on Tuesday to enjoy a great meal and help our children.”

Panda Cares Day is just one way that Panda Express has pledged its support to Atrium Health Navicent. In March, the health system and Panda Express announced that the restaurant group has committed to raise $441,992 to benefit Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital by Dec. 31, 2030. Funds will be used to support a Panda Cares Center of Hope and to address young patients’ needs. Of the total amount pledged, $160,790 already has been donated.

Since 2003, the national corporation has raised more than $150 million in partnership with CMN hospitals. In 2022 alone, the Panda Cares program raised $41.5 million nationwide. Panda Cares initiatives include Panda Cares Centers of Hope — hospital spaces designed to provide safe and comforting places where kids can have fun and play. Through hospitalprovided programs and services, Panda Express funds are used to address a child’s entire well-being including their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

Opened in 2019, Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital is central and south Georgia’s only dedicated pediatric hospital, providing a dedicated pediatric emergency room and care in general pediatrics, pediatric critical care, imaging, neonatal intensive care and outpatient services.

The hospital is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group and is accredited through the Child Life Internship Program from the Association of Child Life Professionals. It is also a member of the American College of Surgeons National surgical Quality Improvement Program for pediatrics and the Vermont Oxford Network, which allows the hospital to measure successes relative to other programs across the country.

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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