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Community Invited to Join Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital Tree Lighting Virtual Event

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

A young patient who battled Multi Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) will light the tree in honor of all the hospital’s young patients and the children throughout the communities Atrium Health Navicent serves. MIS-C is a rare, but serious condition associated with COVID-19 and other viral infections in which different body parts – such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes or gastrointestinal organs – become inflamed.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the community is invited to join the festivities virtually by visiting beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6.

“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 is still a fun, family-friendly event and a great way to kick off the holiday season,” said Missi Upshaw, Atrium Health Navicent’s director of Pediatric and Women’s Services.

For more information about Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital and the services offered to Georgia families, please visit

Media interviews will be available immediately prior to the tree lighting outside Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital. Please RSVP by 2 p.m. Monday for an interview.

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