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Navicent Health Foundation Names 2024 Children’s Miracle Network Champion, Celebrates Community Fundraising

The Navicent Health Foundation named Lily Kinsey, 3, as Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital’s 2024 Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) champion during a ceremony Monday.

As a newborn, Lily was diagnosed with ABO Incompatibility, a condition in which a baby’s blood type is different from the birthing parent’s blood type. The condition can cause jaundice. Lily also experienced high levels of bilirubin and was admitted to the children’s hospital where she received light therapy.

Today, Lily is a healthy toddler who, as a CMN Champion, will represent other young patients as an ambassador.

“Unfortunately, babies do sometimes need additional medical treatment soon after birth. That’s why we’re so fortunate to have the region’s only dedicated pediatric hospital right here in Macon, just steps away from the Family Birth Center at Atrium Health Navient The Medical Center,” said Renee Bryan, Navicent Health Foundation’s Children’s Miracle Network program director. “We hope that hearing Lily’s story will inspire families and donors, helping them to hear through a child sharing her experience just how much impact Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital has for central and south Georgia children.

CMN community partners including Dairy Queen of Gray, Walmart, Robins Financial Credit Union, Panda Express, Georgia College Miracle, Mercer University Miracle and Love’s Travel Stop were also recognized for fundraising efforts, raising a collective $717,337 in 2023.

More than 10 million children enter children’s hospitals across North America every year. To provide the best of care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. CMN hospitals began in 1983 and helps fill those gaps.

For more information about making a donation to benefit Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, visit NavicentHealthFoundation.org. For more information about the children’s hospital, or for help finding a doctor, visit ChildrensHospitalNH.org.

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 155,000 team members across 68 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 $6 billion in annual community benefits.