AUGUSTA---Dozens of supporters, CSRA families and medical professionals will come together in June to celebrate a pair of milestones at MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center.
“This is a banner year for us. We are commemorating a century of delivering quality pediatric care, which began at The Wilhenford Children’s Hospital in 1910, the first children’s hospital in the South and the precursor to the MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center. In addition, 2010 marks the 25th year of our local Children’s Miracle Network Celebration,” said Dr. Bernard Maria, Medical Director of the MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center and Chairman of Pediatrics at MCG.
The CMN Celebration will broadcast live from the MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center lobby from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 6, on WRDW-TV News 12. The event celebrates the culmination of funds raised by sponsors and donors to benefit programs and services at the MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center. Special to the broadcast this year will be snapshots of pediatric care over the past 100 years that portray the unique history of the area’s only children’s hospital.
The broadcast also will include video tours of the hospital, conversations with patients, donors and staff and recognition of committed sponsors. And, as is the tradition, families will have the opportunity to share their personal experiences at the MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center.
“We encourage the community to watch the local broadcast, learn more about the hospital that’s right here in the CSRA, and support our efforts so we can continue to deliver specialized care to children,” said Barbara Meeks, Vice President of Pediatric Patient Care Services at MCGHealth.
The MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center has been a beneficiary of the Children’s Miracle Network since 1986. Money raised has helped fund the many resources needed to enhance and maintain the quality of care children receive.
Local volunteers will work a phone bank accepting donations for the MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center during the fundraiser. For more information or to make a donation before the event begins, call 706-721-3957.
MCG Health, Inc. (d/b/a MCGHealth) is a not-for-profit corporation operating the MCGHealth Medical Center, MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center, MCGHealth Cancer Center, Georgia Radiation Therapy Center, and related outpatient facilities and services throughout the state. For more information, please visit mcghealth.org.