Charitable Efforts: Charity Begins at Home
A Community of Giving
All across Central Georgia, Medcen Community Health Foundation
is making a difference in our community's health. Young and old
alike are benefiting from a healthier community through our grants
to various programs within The
Medical Center of Central Georgia, as well as grants issued
through the H.E.A.T. Trust
Fund to community charities. In addition, grants for research and
education keep The Medical Center of Central Georgia on the cutting-edge
of the latest medical breakthroughs.
You can make a difference in the health of your community by making
a donation to Medcen Community Health Foundation.
There is a special place where children can go when they need
care and comfort because of an illness or injury. That special
place is The Children's Hospital (TCH) at The Medical Center of
Central Georgia. Over 45,000 children from over 29-Central and
South Georgia counties will visit TCH this year. Children are
not just small adults; they are different and their health care
needs are constantly changing. This is why it is vital that children
need children's hospitals. When a child experiences the effects
of hospitalization, the entire family is impacted. As a regional
referral hospital, TCH cares for the majority of children with
severe and complex conditions, but they also help children grow
up healthy through preventative and primary care such as immunizations
and well care. TCH is committed to comprehensive, round-the-clock
care with highly trained pediatric staff to administer personal
service to the smallest patient and their family.
For nearly 25 years, TCH has been the primary source of healthcare
for Central Georgia children providing the highest quality, personalized,
child-friendly, and cost efficient pediatric care in our region.
Since its' founding in 1987, the 122-bed facility has served children,
infant to 18 years of age, form over 29 primary Central and South
Georgia counties and over 50 secondary counties regardless of
the family's ability to pay. As the only dedicated children's
facility between Atlanta, GA and Gainesville, FL, TCH offers an
array of over 18 pediatric sub-specialists form Pediatric Surgery
to Pediatric Cardiology. TCH also partners with Mercer University
School of Medicine to be a teaching hospital where residents learn
pediatric medicine both on the hospital floor and in the Children's
The Children's Hospital is constantly enhancing services. Philanthropy
plays a vital role in ensuring we maintain state-of-the-art technology
and services. Philanthropy efforts have included raising funds
to establish a Pediatric Intermediate Care Unit, expanding the
Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and an upcoming project
this year will include the expansion and enhancement of our pediatric
surgery and outpatient services which will result in increased
patient beds to assist in our growing patient volume.
Help guarantee our children a healthy future. Make a gift to
The Children's Hospital today.
For more information about The Children's Hospital, visit www.childrenshospitalmacon.org
Miracle Network Broadcast
Each year, the Children's Miracle Network Broadcast brings
people together to celebrate the life-saving work of The
Children's Hospital and bring hope to thousands of families
across Georgia. The annual broadcast will air June 2 &
3, inspiring Central Georgians with the heartwarming stories
of children who have triumphed over diseases and injuries
of all kinds. Hosted by WMAZ's Frank Malloy, Suzanne Lawler,
and others, your contributions will make this year's Broadcast
a celebration to remember!
To make miracles happen in Central Georgia, donate
To contribute $25 or more per month, click
For two decades, The
Childrens Hospital at The Medical Center of Central
Georgia has been the primary source of healthcare for
sick and injured kids from more than 29 Central and South
Georgia counties. Each child, from our cancer and sickle
cell patients to our premature infants and trauma victims,
receives unsurpassed medical attention, regardless of the
familys ability to pay. This year alone, over 45,000
little patients will visit The Children's Hospital with
the simple hope of feeling better. As a regional referral
hospital, we need to be prepared to meet their needs with
as much technology as possible to guarantee their healthy
In its recent history, The Childrens Hospital has
seen a surge of growth in two areasthe Neonatal Intensive
Care Unit (NICU) and the Oncology/Hematology Center.
With a consistent maximum occupancy rate, our NICU desperately
needs to add 6 beds and required equipment to ease the burden
of overcrowding. This will ensure the best care possible
for those tiny patients who enter the world too soon and
need our help.
Moreover, The Childrens Hospital is the only Oncology/Hematology
Center between Atlanta and Gainesville, Florida offering
specialized treatment for childhood cancer and blood disorders
like sickle cell anemia. Thus, expansion of the Childrens
Cancer Center is vital to keep pace with patient demand.
Until we reach the day when no child is born too soon,
carries the weight of cancer, or suffers the pain of sickle
cell anemia, we will need The Childrens Hospital at
The Medical Center of Central Georgia. Please help our next
generation grow healthy and strong by making a financial
commitment to Medcens campaign to expand the Neonatal
Intensive Care Unit and Oncology/Hematology Center at The
Childrens Hospital. Make a miracle happen today!
For more information on Children's Miracle Network Hospitals,
of Central Georgia is a charitable not-for-profit agency
dedicated to providing sensitive, quality care to persons
with life-limiting illnesses and support to their families.
Hospice affirms life, but recognizes dying as part of the
natural process of living.
Hospice offers an accomplished, professional staff that
specializes in treating the patient, not the disease, and
is especially adept at pain and symptom management to ensure
patients the utmost dignity in their final days. Hospice
of Central Georgia is also one of our community's most highly
regarded resources for bereavement counseling.
Pine Pointe is a beautiful inpatient hospice home, which
opened in Fall of 2010. This home is an extension of the
care and dignity provided to those nearing life's end that
cannot be cared for in their own home.
Hospice of Central Georgia serves Bibb County and ten surrounding
counties including Bleckley, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe,
Peach, Taylor, Twiggs, Wilkinson, and portions of Lamar
Counties. Hospice of Central Georgia accepts all patients
regardless of their ability to pay ~ no one is turned away.
We also provide services to our patients and families that
are not covered by Medicare or insurance. These services
include our Sitter's Program, our Skyler Bear Project for
grieving children, and our Family Assistance Fund.
Charitable support is vital to guarantee hospice care is
available to all those in need. You can help by making a
donation in memory or in honor of someone special or by
simply giving a gift in support of our services. Send donations
to: Hospice of Central Georgia, c/o Medcen Community Health
Foundation, 858 High Street, Macon, Georgia, 31201 or donate
securely online via this website.
a tertiary care, regional referral hospital, MCCG routinely
treats patients from more than 50 counties in Central and
South Georgia. Among our vital life-saving services, our
current Cancer Life Center includes a 40-bed adult inpatient
nursing unit, a fully accredited cancer program, cancer
outreach along with a primary focus being placed on the
care of the medical and surgical oncology patient. The mission
of the Cancer Life Center is to be a national leader in
providing the highest quality community centered health-care
and wellness services through a highly-skilled, diverse,
and valued work force to meet the changing needs of those
Currently, a number of exceptional cancer care services
are offered through the Cancer Life Center. Surgery, pathology,
radiology and medical oncology services are excellent and
expanding to provide a more comprehensive service offering
to the community. Also, an array of supportive care and
complementary services are available to ensure access to
information and education and to provide the healing environment
integral to the patient throughout their care.
Despite the efforts made in the area of cancer care, cancer
remains a major health problem throughout the world and,
as our population ages, the need for services will increase.
The incidence of cancer rises markedly as a person reaches
age 65. Another phenomena occurring relates to the advances
in cardiac and cancer care; our population is living longer
and, therefore, lives with cancer as a chronic disease longer,
resulting in recurring treatment regimens over the life
of the disease. Besides an aging population, we must also
take into account the unfortunate fact that Georgia has
a much higher incidence of people diagnosed with cancer.
To address this growing need for top quality cancer care
and treatment, the administration and board of the Medical
Center of Central Georgia have identified the development
of a new Comprehensive Cancer Life Center as a number
one priority in their strategic planning. Their vision is
to build a new state-of-the-art facility, a center where
from the moment a patient is diagnosed, they are taken under
the wing of a trained navigator to help steer the patient
and family from those first crucial decisions through their
entire plan of care. A center with all services under one
roof so patients can receive all their care in one place.
A place where the patient and family feel supported every
step of the way.
Being diagnosed with cancer is life-changing and is in
itself highly stressful, so having a dedicated Comprehensive
Cancer Center with physicians centrally located and the
other adjunct services right there is imperative to the
overall health and well-being of the patient and their family.
We believe this plan for a regionally based, centralized
cancer program will surely touch the lives of tens of thousands
of individuals throughout our region. However, we can only
make this possible through your contribution.
Please give a donation today.
For more information about Cancer Life Center, visit www.cancerlifecenter.org
healthcare close to home is an essential part of any community.
Providing this care to the citizens of Peach and the surrounding
counties has been the mission at Peach Regional Medical
Center for nearly sixty years. To fulfill this mission with
expanded services and state-of-the-art technologies and
equipment, plans for a new, 25-bed, critical access hospital
The Partnership with Central Georgia Health System
The partnership with Central Georgia Health System is making
the long held dream of a new hospital for this community
a reality. By working together, the citizens of this community
will have a broader range of healthcare services which will
improve the quality of care they receive.
The Medcen Community Health Foundation is participating
in this exciting venture by establishing a development office
in Peach County. Since 1973, the Medcen Community Health
Foundation has helped to support the health of our entire
central and south Georgia community. Through community-wide
philanthropic endeavors such as this venture, we support
a variety of programs that help keep our communities healthy.
To find out more about the partnership with Peach Regional
Medical Center, contract Ellen Terrell at firstname.lastname@example.org