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Annual Tree Lighting to be Held in New Beverly Knight Olson Childrens Hospital

Community Invited to Visit the Region’s Only Dedicated Pediatric Hospital

The community is cordially invited to join Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health (BKO) on Monday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m. for an annual holiday tradition, “A Night of Lights,” the lighting of the Children’s Tree.

Bryan Thompson, an eight-year-old from Macon, Ga. and a cancer patient treated at BKO, will light the tree in honor of all of the hospital’s young patients and children throughout the communities Navicent Health serves. The Mercer University Children’s Choir will provide musical entertainment for the event, and the Coca-Cola Caravan rolls to town to serve two new refreshing holiday flavors.

Festivities will take place in the Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital lobby, located at 700 Spring Street in Macon. Guests may park in Navicent Health’s Yellow Parking Deck at 1014 Forsyth Street at no charge. Central and south Georgians are cordially invited to visit their new children’s hospital for this fun, festive and family-friendly event.

“The event is a wonderful holiday tradition that recognizes the tenacity of our youngest patients, as well as their loved ones. It is a time to celebrate our patients and families who rely on us for care, and also celebrate the completion of this wonderful new children’s hospital! We welcome the community to celebrate the season and we are looking forward to displaying our new hospital,” said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Navicent Health.

Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health opened in February 2019.

About Navicent Health

Navicent Health, the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia, is committed to its mission of elevating health and wellbeing through compassionate care. Providing more than 1,000 beds and offering care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region, Navicent Health provides care for healthcare consumers’ through an academic medical center; community, pediatric and rehabilitation hospitals; urgent care centers; physician practices; diagnostic centers; home health; hospice and palliative care; and a life plan community. Navicent Health is dedicated enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally-recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. For more information, please visit

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