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Hospital Volunteers Raise Over $112,000 for Hospital Projects

The Medical Center, Navicent Health (MCNH) extends its gratitude to its dedicated volunteers and would like to thank them for their tireless efforts to support patient care in 2016.

Through fundraisers held at MCNH, volunteers raised $112,385.00 in 2016. Funds have been designated for a variety of purposes, primarily with the intent of supporting patients and their loved ones with comforts and conveniences. Projects funded through volunteer efforts include:

"¢ The purchase of two tablets for Atrium Health Navicent's Interpreting Services department, to assist patients with Limited English Proficiency and those communicating through American Sign Language.

"¢ The funding of five scholarships for college students pursuing allied health degrees.

"¢ The funding of four scholarships to the Georgia Hospital Association Youth Camp.

"¢ The funding of a support program for families with patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at MCNH, to include scrapbooking supplies to mark important milestones in baby's development.

Volunteers host vendor sales throughout the year that are open to Atrium Health Navicent employees and the public, including jewelry and accessory sales, book sales, electronic sales, and outerwear sales. In addition to raising funds, volunteers also donated 8,760 hours of their time in 2016 to assist with patient care and satisfaction.

"Our volunteers are an integral part of The Medical Center, Navicent Health. Their support makes it possible for us to achieve so much more than we could on our own, and they are able to add that extra touch of kindness for our patients and visitors," said Missi Upshaw, Director of Volunteer Services for MCNH.

Atrium Health Navicent is currently accepting volunteer applications for a variety of positions. Those interested in volunteering should contact Atrium Health Navicent's Office of Public Relations at 478.633.1353 or visit www.navicenthealth.org/community.

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent was incorporated on November 17, 1994, as a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to coordinate the Medical Center, Navicent Health and other affiliated entities in their mission of providing a comprehensive continuum of high quality, reasonably priced healthcare services to the region. Atrium Health Navicent has 830 beds for medical, surgical, rehabilitation and hospice purposes. The health system includes The Medical Center, Navicent Health, a nationally recognized tertiary teaching hospital; Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children's Hospital, the region's only dedicated pediatric hospital; Medical Center of Peach County, Atrium Health Navicent, a rural critical access hospital; Rehabilitation Hospital, Atrium Health Navicent, the region's oldest and most experienced rehabilitation provider; Pine Pointe, Atrium Health Navicent, which provides palliative and hospice care in homes and in its facility; Carlyle Place, Atrium Health Navicent, the area's first continuing care retirement community; Navicent Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Atrium Health Navicent; as well as diagnostic and home care services. For more information, please visit www.navicenthealth.org.


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