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Healthcare Employees Give $400,000 to Children's Health Center

Healthcare Employees Give $400,000 to Children's Health Center

Funds to Be Used for New Clinic to Assist Underserved Pediatric Patients 

MACON, GA (Tuesday, January 13, 2015) – The employees of Atrium Health Navicent, through an employee giving campaign, have presented a donation of $400,000 to the Children's Health Center (CHC), a service of Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital.

On Monday, January 12, administrators and representatives of Atrium Health Navicent; Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital; Medcen Community Health Foundation, Atrium Health Navicent and the Healthcare Employees Achieving Tomorrow (HEAT) campagin presented the donation to pediatricians and representatives of CHC. The funds will be used to relocate CHC, an outpatient pediatric clinic currently located at 744 First Street. The clinic, which primarily provides care to the underserved, has outgrown its current facility, constructed in 1965.


The funds provided to CHC are contributed through HEAT, a charitable giving program of the Medcen Foundation. The program is comprised of Atrium Health Navicent employees who support the community's healthcare needs through financial contributions. Employees may give a one-time gift, or choose to have a certain amount deducted from each paycheck.


“At Atrium Health Navicent, we have phenomenal employees who truly care about the health needs of our community. They do not just come to work to do a job and go home, but go above and beyond their job duties to willingly commit a portion of their income to support community healthcare initiatives,” said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Atrium Health Navicent.

Approximately 43 percent of Atrium Health Navicent's employees contribute to the Medcen Foundation through HEAT. Since its inception in 1992, HEAT has contributed more than $2 million to hospital projects and local charitable healthcare initiatives.