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Contents Letters


Caring Beyond the Bedside


Extraordinary Gift, Unassuming Source


Firm Belief in Giving Back


The Medical Center Open Celebrates Record Year!


22nd Annual Marketplace


Lighting of the 2013 Love Light Tree


The Pope Family Garden


Trellis Society Members See Emergency Heart Care Close-Up


Volunteer Impact


The Medical Center Foundation Board of Trustees Jim Moore, Chairman, Board of Trustees Richard and Lona Pope, Laurel Society Co-Chairs Dr. Pepper Brown, Downey Society Co-Chair Dr. Buddy Langston, Downey Society Co-Chair Scott McGarity, Arbor Circle Chair Beth Baldwin, Legacy Circle Chair Bo and Laurie Weber, Trellis Society Co-Chairs Heath Gurr, W.A.T.C.H. Tri-Chair Mary Ingram, W.A.T.C.H. Tri-Chair Jennifer Stoeckig, W.A.T.C.H. Tri-Chair

The Medical Center Foundation 2150 Limestone Pkwy., Ste. 115 Gainesville, GA 30501 770-219-8099 The Medical Center Foundation Staff Nancy D. Colston President & Chief Development Officer Ellen DeFoor Director of Development Maggie James Campaign Manager Charity Sullens Financial Systems Administrator Brian Bailey Major Gifts Officer Cheryl Shippey Development Officer Sonya Smith Annual Gifts Officer Joy Green Special Projects Coordinator Linda Hollifield Office Coordinator Vicky Walker Administrative Assistant

Peter Rocco, President, The Medical Center Auxiliary

The Medical Center Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to improve the health of our community.

It is through the passion, dedication and commitment of the volunteer leaders of The Medical Center Foundation's Board of Trustees that Healthy Journey has achieved tremendous success to improve the health of our community. We are truly grateful for their generous gifts of time, talent and resources.

On the cover: The Wilheit-Keys Peace Garden at Northeast Georgia Medical Center – totally funded by a generous gift of The Wilheit-Keys Family.

Jennifer Bagwell, President, The Medical Center Auxiliary

Your Gifts Make a Difference by Jim Moore, Board of Trustees Chairman, The Medical Center Foundation As a Hall County native, my family and I have long relied on Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) for many of life’s expected and unexpected health events -- the birth of our children, emergencies and surgeries, caring for aging parents and end of life experiences with loved ones and friends. I continue to believe a great hospital system helps keep a community strong and growing, and I want members of our donor family to know their contributions play a significant role in helping Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) become Georgia’s most awarded hospital. (See page 13) Your gifts are especially important as NGMC is a community, not-for-profit hospital that receives no local tax payer support. I am pleased to introduce The Medical Center Foundation (TMCF) Annual Donor Report and share shining examples of the impact donations make on improving the health of our community. In 2013, 3,704 donors made more than 55,500 gifts, pledges and planned gifts for a combined total of $3.5 million.

Including our NGMC Braselton friends, I want to thank our loyal donor family and volunteers for their generous support to help TMCF reach $40 million raised since 1999 through the Healthy Journey campaigns. In order to equal the impact of this $40 million in donations, NGHS would have to increase its net operating revenue by more than $1 billion. While this achievement is significant, our healthy journey continues as the needs always outweigh the resources available. I am proud of our community, our hospital and those who partner with TMCF to make a difference in the lives of others. Sincerely,

James H. Moore Chairman

Special Thanks to Our Donors by Nancy Colston, President & Chief Development Officer, The Medical Center Foundation Our organization recently clarified its core values, and deep interdependence is one of the pillars that resonates so clearly with me --- we cannot do what we do without YOU. Reflecting on the past year, The Medical Center Foundation is privileged to partner with so many passionate individuals and organizations who give their time, talents and resources to ensure that the work we do to improve the health of our community will have a lasting impact. Your unique fingerprints are seen in the many projects in and around Northeast Georgia Health System and in our community. Without this crucial involvement from you – our donors, volunteers and friends – we would not have had the success we enjoyed in 2013.

Together we celebrate the past and look forward to our exciting future. Thank you for your contributions that come in a variety of forms – from financial gifts to volunteer gifts of time – we are grateful for each and every one. With grateful appreciation,

Nancy D. Colston President & CDO

Thank you for joining with us to create and excel in providing exceptional health care both in Gainesville and in Braselton. Because of you and your willingness to embrace opportunities to improve community health, our future is bright. 1

Foundation Family of Donors The continued health improvement of our community is made possible by The Medical Center Foundation's generous family of donors. With genuine gratitude, we present to you donors contributing $100 or more. A plus (+) sign indicates a new or renewed donor from January 1 December 31, 2013. An asterisk (*) signifies a deceased donor. Every effort has been made to publish an accurate list. Please call any error to our attention by calling 770-219-8088.



James Jackson, MD, grew up in a very different Braselton than the one he now serves as a physician at Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Braselton Clinic. The Braselton of his childhood was sparsely populated, and many of the people who called it home made their living as farmers. Today, the area is booming with new businesses, industries and subdivisions now dotting the landscape. It’s an area that touches four counties – Hall, Jackson, Gwinnett and Barrow – and it’s an area to which Dr. Jackson willingly returned. He left to go to medical school and complete a residency in internal medicine at Emory University. Dr. Jackson practiced at the Diagnostic Clinic in Gainesville for 16 years, but, in 2005, he returned to Braselton to practice medicine. He said the construction of North Georgia Health System’s (NGHS) new hospital – Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton – will be a boon for the growing region when it opens in Spring 2015. Today, Dr. Jackson sees many patients he knew growing up, but the growth and prosperity brought in a lot of patients who weren’t in the area even just a few years ago. “There’s a significant population that needs services in this area,” Dr. Jackson said. “Once the hospital opens, it will provide convenient access to emergency care, surgery and other advanced services. But there’s already a growing physician community here, including primary care providers and specialists, which means patients don’t have to drive 20 or 30 miles to see their doctor.” As a native of Braselton, Dr. Jackson said he is proud to be a part of the growing, excellent care NGHS brings to his hometown. He also believes he and other physicians should support the work of The Medical Center Foundation as a way to both give back to the community and help ensure the top-quality care continues. 2

Signature Gifts Anonymous Donor + Mrs. Eleanor Dunlap Mr. James A. Dunlap* Grady & Lillian Fraser* Frank Green* Lillie Mae Green Hamilton State Bank + The Jim Syfan Family Foundation Mrs. Claribel Jones* Richard Leet* Phyllis Leet Jack & Robbye McKibbon, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Ray McRae* The Medical Center Auxiliary + Muriel H. Nathan + Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP Richard & Lona Pope + Mr. & Mrs. Wilbur Ramsey* Lawrence B. & Sherrie N. Schrage + Lessie Smithgall Bob & Wanda Swoszowski George & Anne Thomas James A. Walters Family Philip & Mary Hart Wilheit Laurel Society – Platinum Leaf 2 Anonymous Donors + Steve & Carol Burrell + John & Lydia Ferguson + Dallas & Bobbie Gay Anthony & Cathy Herdener + Mary Helen Hosch James D. & Diane S. Magnus Foundation + Margaret Merritt Wm. David Merritt* Donald R. Myers*

Laurel Society – Gold Leaf John & Loveanne Addison Mrs. Phyllis Anderson + Dr. Robert H. Anderson, Jr.* Joanne & W. A. Bagwell Ray & Madge Burch Jerry & Karen Coker Wayne & Nancy Colston Connie Cottrell + Mary Lynn & John Coyle + Dr. John & Sally Darden Robert & Linda Fowler + Dr. Jack T. & Barbara K. Griffeth John Jacobs, Jr.* Martha Jacobs, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Frank G. Lake III Dr. & Mrs. William T. Langston + Peter & Cathy Miller + Alice & Tom Paris, Jr. + Dr. Dan & Elizabeth Procter Strother & Cindy Randolph LeTrell E. Simpson Lynda T. Stewart W. Woodrow Stewart* Frank & Nell Wiegand* Laurel Society – Silver Leaf 7 Anonymous Donors + America’s Home Place Benny & Susan Bagwell + Emily Bagwell Dr. and Mrs. Wiley S. Black Jane & Charles Bradley + Tom & Maria Bower + Clarissa & Pierpont Brown III, MD Dr. James A. & Wynelle L. Butts Charles & Dianne Cammarata

“The Foundation supports so many services in our community, such as Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) and Good News Clinics,” Dr. Jackson said. “The funds raised through the Foundation are able to enhance those services, which makes this a much stronger community.” Dr. Jackson said older doctors have told him about the days when cardiac care was first coming to Northeast Georgia, long before the Ronnie Green Heart Center was created at NGMC in Gainesville in 2002. “Cardiac care was pretty new. They were going out to raise money for these services, and the first thing that people would ask is what are the physicians doing to support this effort,” Dr. Jackson said. He understands the question. “People want to make sure we are committed to our practice and to our community. People want to know that we are going to be here and to be accountable. It makes sense that people would want that from their doctors.” Dr. Jackson particularly thinks physicians should support the Foundation as a way to show their commitment. “Our support of the Foundation is a reflection of who we are as a community,” Dr. Jackson said. “It shows what we value. It may be for something that we don’t use every day, but it’s important that it’s there and enhanced by the Foundation. We are part of a great health system here, and the Foundation makes it stronger.” As construction of NGMC Braselton continues, and more people continue to move into the area, Jackson predicts the role NGHS plays in the region will continue to grow in a way that will help shape future generations. “I’m appreciative of what the hospital has allowed me to do as a physician,” Jackson said. “It’s wonderful to be part of something that has such support throughout the community. I think as doctors, we need to truly appreciate that.”

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton under construction – December 2013

Rives & Kathleen Carter David & Gail Chester John & Cathy Cleveland Counte & Jackie Cooley Mike & Lynn Cottrell + Don & Gerri Crane + Al & Ginny Crumley Allana L. Cummings Roger & Violet Dailey Carole Ann Daniel Murray & Daphne David Jim & Franny DeLong W.E. Dunlap* Mr. & Mrs. Joe Estes Ruth Faulkner Dr. & Mrs. Harry H. Ferran, Jr. Jim & Judy Gardner Dr. Casey J. & Mrs. Susan L. Graybeal Heath & Valerie Gurr Nat & Sonya Hancock + Clifton & Donna Hastings David & Ann Haynes Jack Hodge Martha Hodge Dr. Jim & Judy Holcomb Jack Hough Vicki Hough Betty W. Howard Gary Hutchins The Jim Mathis Family Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation Ray C. Jones Starlet & George Jones + Dr. & Mrs. Ellis B. Keener C. Neil Kelley Dr. & Mrs. Linton L. Kuchler Dr. Richard & LeeAnn LoCicero + Virgil & Carol Lovell Paul & Glenna Maney Greta & Wesley E. Martin McKibbon Hotel Group + Scott & Sonja McLendon John & Mary Lou Melvin Dr. & Mrs. John Delano Mixon Jim & Evanda Moore Dr. Larry Morris Ben Mundy Gwen Mundy* Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Mundy

Ken & Cathy Nix + Betty & Frank Norton, Sr. Nancy & Frank Norton, Jr. Bradley Nurkin Bob Painter Martha Painter* Jeff & Hart Payne Don & Pat Pirkle Rudy and Melissa Pittman John D. Prien, Jr. Joanne Frances Eppard Prien* Ralph & Mary Cleveland Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Sam Rauch + Bill Rezak Henry & Jo Ann Rigdon Billy & Mary Rogers Darrell & Russella Scales + Mr. & Mrs. Jack Scarpellino Danny & Glenda Scroggs George & Francis Seelke Harold Smith + Jamie & Warren Stribling Mrs. Warren Dickey Stribling III Tread & Debbie Syfan Doris Tipton James Tipton Dr. & Mrs. Frank Waggoner + Bo & Laurie Weber + Dr. Dave & Faye Westfall + Philip & Addie Wilheit Bob Willis Pamela Willis Dr. Jim & Liz Winham + Charlie & Dancy Wynne The James H. Downey Society 2 Anonymous Donors Robert H. Anderson, Jr., MD* Danny E. Askew, MD Nancy Stead Atwood, MD David R. Bailey, MD + James Bailey, MD Preston A. Ball, MD + Emily Anne Black, MD + Wiley S. Black, MD Charles K. Bradley, MD Pierpont F. Brown III, MD Allen Butler, MD Allen Butts, MD James A. Butts, MD Armando Castillo, MD + 3

Extraordinary Gift, unassuming source

Susan Archer didn’t seem like the kind of person who might leave “She was always there to serve,” said Teresa Warren, director of Hospice behind a sizeable estate when she died. of NGMC. “She was always available if we needed her. It was not easy for By nearly all accounts, Archer was an unassuming woman who lived her to slow down.” comfortably, but modestly, in Habersham County, where she taught high What Reed and other friends didn’t realize was that Archer was managschool English before she retired in 2000. ing her teacher’s salary and retirement very wisely. When she died in 2009 She devoted much of her life to helping at the age of 69, she left a special gift to others, often putting their needs above her Hospice in her will – a bequest of more than Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center is own. $237,000. Her bequest is the largest single an initiative of The Medical Center Foundation’s “That’s just the way she was, always lendgift in the history of Hospice. Healthy Journey Campaign. ing a hand, from the time I knew her,” said Lil “It was a pretty astounding gift,” said Reed, a friend who had known Archer since Carol Jewell, volunteer coordinator for Hosthey met as little girls in Cornelia. pice of NGMC. “We’re just touched by her generosity. Susan had a big After her mother’s death, Archer became a volunteer for Hospice of heart and a generous spirit.” Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), where she often comforted two Reed said she was surprised at the size of the gift Archer left to Hospice or three patients at a time until her own illness forced her to slow down. because she never realized her friend had that kind of money. But she 4

wasn’t surprised Hospice was in Archer’s will. “She didn’t participate in a lot of the charities that you hear a lot about,” Reed said. “She was always looking to help those groups that weren’t the obvious ones to help. And Hospice became her favorite.” Reed said Archer’s mother may have set the example for her daughter. The two used to volunteer for a group that helped mentally challenged children. But when Archer’s mother became ill, Archer became her full-time caregiver. “It was during that time that she learned about Hospice,” Reed said. “It was obvious once she started talking about it that she was going to start volunteering. And she did.” Warren said Hospice of NGMC will use the gift to continue to provide the type of services that drew Archer to the organization in the first place. She hopes to add more massage therapy sessions, which are important for patients who aren’t able to get out of bed. She also wants to add more music therapy, which has proven therapeutic for patients with serious illnesses. Warren also added the money will help patients who need help with basic essentials, like keeping the heat and lights on. “Even people who have saved wisely can find they quickly deplete a lot of their resources when they have a serious illness,” Warren said. Archer began volunteering with Hospice of NGMC in 2001. She continued in that role for nearly nine years, until she became ill. At her most active, Archer would be assigned as

many as three patients, and she’d spend up to four hours a week with each one. “Our volunteers play a lot of roles,” Jewell said. “They go into a patient’s home to provide company for the family and give the caretakers a break so they can run errands or just talk to their neighbors. Susan was outstanding at providing that type of support.” Reed said her friend’s desire to help others wasn’t something that just came along later in life. It had always been what motivated her. “She loved her students, and I think they really loved her,” Reed said of the students at Habersham Central High School, where Archer taught English. “She had a unique sense of humor and I think the students really reacted to that.” Once, Archer helped pay for one of her students to attend college. Reed said Archer had described the student as extremely bright, but the family was unable to afford the tuition. “So she handled it, without any fanfare at all. That’s just the way she did things,” Reed said. Warren is grateful for Archer’s generosity in death, saying gifts of any size are important for Hospice to continue its work. “Our success depends on gifts from our community,” she said. “It would be hard to continue without them. Gifts to Hospice really help make the quality of life so much better for someone at the end of their life, and it means so much to the families as well.”

Foundation Family of Donors Continued Misty Caudell, MD Jack M. Chapman, Jr., MD Chad Copper, MD John W. Darden, MD Mohak Davé, MD Mitch Davis, MD William E. Davis, MD Greg DeLong, MD Cassandra B. Evans, MD Harry Ferran, Jr., MD John W. Forrest, MD Edward Foxhall, MD Don Freeman, MD Jack Freeman, MD

Philippe Gadegbeku, MD Ahbishek Gaur, MD Robert Gisness, MD + John L. Givogre, MD Casey J. Graybeal, MD Andrew E. Green, MD Jack T. Griffeth, MD Sujoy Gulati, MD William C. Hallowes, Jr., MD Doug Harkrider, MD Clifton Hastings, MD Wesley D. Head, MD John L. Hemmer, MD Wayne Hill, MD

Stephen Hodes, MD + James D. Hogue, DO James W. Holcomb, MD Michael A. Hollifield, MD James D. Jackson, MD Sam Johnson, MD Bill Jones, MD Todd H. Jordan, MD + Andre Kallab, MD Ellis B. Keener, MD C. Neil Kelley, MD Gary Kempler, MD Linton L. Kuchler, MD Georges Lafleur, MD

Frank G. Lake III, MD William T. Langston, MD + Michael Lebow, MD James H. Leigh, Jr., MD Jason Lemons, MD + John Lewellen, MD* Henry Lewis, MD Ronald C. Lewis, MD Richard LoCicero, MD + Rebecca Loomis, MD Dev Mangalat, MD Holmes B. Marchman, MD J. Jeffrey Marshall, MD Frank McDonald, MD

Paul Merlis, MD Stephen Moore, MD Larry Morris, MD Charles H. Nash, MD + Harvey M. Newman, MD* Monica Newton, DO Wylie Newton, MD Heidi Nicholson, MD Bruce J. Nixon, MD Roger Owens, MD Rafael Pascual, MD Jeff Payne, MD Derek Pendarvis, MD Sam Poole, MD* 5

Foundation Family of Donors Continued Julie Pardue Presley, MD Dan Procter, MD Sam D. Rauch, Jr., MD + Christina Rich, MD Ed Rigel, Sr., MD Antonio Rios, MD Ethan Rogers, MD Darrell Scales, MD + Timothy A. Scully, MD Rodney L. Smith, MD Richard Trent, MD + Gonzalo Villalobos, MD Geoffrey J. Weidner, MD Joey West, MD David Westfall, MD + Christopher Whitson, MD + Jim Winham, MD + Dan Winston, MD Victor Zubar, MD + Arbor Circle – Signature WellCare of Georgia Arbor Circle – Diamond Alkermes Pharmaceuticals + Brasfield and Gorrie, LLC Fieldale Farms Corporation Gainesville Emergency Department Services + HKS, Inc. Regions Bank Roy C. Moore Foundation + Stewart, Melvin & Frost, LLP Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker, LLP Arbor Circle – Platinum Crystal Farms, Inc. Gainesville Bank & Trust Hamilton State Bank + Jackson EMC Foundation + Jones Lang LaSalle Lanier Cold Storage, LLC McGarity’s Business Products ProCare Rx + SunTrust Bank Syfan Logistics + Arbor Circle – Gold Brenau University Fox, Chandler, Homans, Hicks & McKinnon, LLP + Jackson EMC Corporation

Lawson Air Conditioning and Plumbing, Inc. + Marel Stork Poultry Processing Slack Auto Parts Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance United Community Bank + Wells Fargo + Arbor Circle – Silver Babies “R” Us BatesCarter + Busker Communications Chevron Petrofast Food Stores Fockele Garden Company Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. Independence Bank + Peach State Bank & Trust Primerica + Smith, Gilliam, Williams & Miles, P.A. Whitehead Die Casting Arbor Circle – Bronze Anesthesia Associates of Gainesville + BB&T Carroll Daniel Construction Company CoBank Community Bank & Trust Don Carter Realty Eckardt Electric Company JE Dunn Construction Company New Leaf Landscape Park Avenue Bank Grants Anonymous Donor Amerigroup + Babies ‘R’ Us E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation The Cottrell Foundation, Inc. Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation Dare to Share



Belief in Giving Back

The Gainesville law firm of Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard and Walker has a storied history of community support that dates back to the days of Edgar B. Dunlap, one of the firm’s early partners. Dunlap was very community oriented, devoting countless hours to organizations that helped make Gainesville a better place to live. One of his favorite organizations was the local hospital, then called Hall County Hospital. “Mr. Dunlap believed in the hospital and helping it grow,” said Tom Cole, managing partner of the firm. “He always said one of the best things we can do as a community is support the hospital.” Today, Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard and Walker continues its support of community activities, chief among them support of the hospital, today known as Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC). “We don’t really do a lot of donating as a firm,” Cole said. “We look to individuals within the firm to do that. But the hospital and the Foundation are among the very few exceptions. These are excellent places to spend our charitable dollars.” Cole said supporting NGMC became easy for him after he attended the Medical Center Open, a golf tournament sponsored by The Medical Center Foundation. Proceeds from the annual event have helped countless community organizations such as Good News Dental Clinics, Challenged Child and Friends, Gateway Domestic Violence Center and the Georgia Mountain Food Bank, just to name a few. “I’m moved to tears when I see where this money is going, and it’s all going back into our community,” Cole said. “A hundred thousand, two hundred thousand is real money for these groups. The Medical Center Foundation is obviously an organization that is doing good things.” Cole said he and others at the law firm feel led to philanthropic efforts because of the servant leadership provided by Dunlap and other predecessors in the firm.

Murray & Daphne David Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation Francis Hollis Brain Foundation Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Luther & Susie Harrison Foundation Jackson EMC Foundation + The Starlet Rhodes Jones Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County J. Cleon Nalley Educational Enhancement Fund, at United Way of Hall County March of Dimes The Ken & Kathy Nix Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation Oncology Nursing Society Foundation Pfizer Richard & Lona Pope Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation Quadramed Corporation The Randolph Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation Safe Kids Worldwide SunTrust Directed Funds Nell Warren & William Simpson Elkin Foundation United Way Hall County, Inc. University of Georgia – Georgia Health Sciences University WellCare Georgia Wells Fargo Foundation + The Wilheit Family Foundation Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation The Dancy H. & Charles S. Wynne Fund at the North Georgia Community Foundation Legacy Circle 4 Anonymous Donors The Estate of Betsy Adams + The Estate of Clara L. Anderson

The Estate of Susan Irene Archer Stan Applebaum Danny & Lynda Askew John & Patti Atwill Beth Baldwin W. Michael Banks The Estate of Charlotte Berston Tracey A. Biles Dr. Arthur E. & Pamela H. Bilyeu The Estate of Myrtie A. Black Clarissa & Pierpont Brown III, MD Steve & Carol Burrell Dr. James A. Butts Doug Carter Wayne & Nancy Colston Leonard & Peggie Colvin Mr. & Mrs. James M. Coyle John & Mary Lynn Coyle Dr. John W. & Sally Darden Murray & Daphne David Carlos L. Dominguez The Estate of William E. Dunlap John & Lydia Ferguson The Estate of Grady & Lillian Fraser Jim & Judy Gardner Frank Green* Lillie Mae Green Adam S. Hicks William E. Hicks, Jr. Philip & Shirley Hudgins Elizabeth P. Johnson Christina D. Jones Rick Kimpling Dr. & Mrs. William T. Langston The Estate of Victor L. Lee Sara Eleanor Lloyd James E. Mathis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. J.B. McKibbon, Jr. Dana Miller The Estate of Donald R. Myers Richard & Lona Pope Lawrence B. & Sherrie N. Schrage The Estate of Margie Nadine Sealy The Estate of Joanne Smith

“We feel like it is an important thing that we are doing,” Cole said. “We all live here, and we want to have a good place to live and raise our kids. We want to support those things that can make this a better community for everyone.” Cole said he hopes other businesses and individuals will consider supporting the Foundation. He believes the Foundation is a strong entity that uses all the gifts it receives for good works. “If you look at the list of who the other donors are, you will see a wide range of all kinds of people from across our community,” he said. “They all want their money spent in a positive way. Then look at a listing of where that money goes and you see that the community is a better place because of your generosity.” Cole also believes the Foundation is worthy of financial support because of the reputation it has earned over the years. “When you look at the people who are running the Foundation, you see a lot of people with impeccable reputations,” he said. “A lot of trust and faith has been put into those people who are raising funds, and you can feel comfortable knowing that they are spending the money well.” Cole said he is proud of the support his firm offers the Foundation. “When I look at all the organizations it helps and the lives it touches, it becomes something that you can really feel good about.”

Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard and Walker is a long-time supporter of the Medical Center Open Golf Tournament. Left to Right: John Gram, Tom Cole, Jerry McConnell and David Dickerson. 7

The Medical Center Open Celebrates RECORD


The Annual Medical Center Open has become a tradition not to be missed for golfers in Northeast Georgia. It was standing room only in the packed tent for the 19th Hole Reception as co-chairs, Martha Nesbitt, PhD, and Michael Callahan, MD, unveiled the giant check and announced that the 2013 Open set a new fundraising record. Golfers, sponsors and volunteers alike cheered as $238,550 was presented to Northeast Georgia Speech Center, far exceeding the event’s $175,000 goal. Thanks to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s premier sponsorship and McGarity's Business Products/Xerox Corporation's 19th Hole Reception sponsorship, 100% of tournament proceeds will allow the Speech Center to improve quality of life for children with speech and hearing challenges by helping them communicate more effectively. Philip Wilheit, Jr., Sam Hulsey, Cliff Oliver and Jason Brian with the Wilheit Packaging team (shown below) took home the big prize by winning the Woody Stewart Trophy with the lowest gross score.

More than $2.7 million has been given to support community health improvement projects within our community through the Open.


Foundation Family of Donors Continued

22nd annual


November 7 – 9, 2013

Shoppers and sponsors of The Medical Center Auxiliary’s 22nd Annual Marketplace made 2013 a record-breaking year by raising $163,491 to benefit Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County and its efforts to prevent accidental childhood injuries. Tri-chairs Kristin Daniel, Emily Embry and Ellen Toms and more than 160 volunteers shared their incredible talent and many hours of service to make this holiday shopping event a grand success. More than 70 merchants from eight states were on-hand with their wares to tempt shoppers getting an early jump on their holiday gift purchases. Willis Investment Counsel led the way by partnering with The Medical Center Auxiliary for the fifth consecutive year as the presenting sponsor and was joined by 30 additional community sponsors.

Accidental injuries are the #1 killer of children age 14 and under in the United States. Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County has been leading the battle locally against preventable childhood injuries since 1992.

Pictured above: Tri-chairs Kristin Daniel and Ellen Toms (left), Emily Embry (right) and Auxiliary President Jennifer Bagwell (second from right) are joined by Presenting Sponsor Willis Investment Counsel representatives Jay Kilroy, Peter Miller, Bob Willis, Brett Slattery and Kelli Wright at the Marketplace Preview Party At right: Shoppers enjoyed a sneak peek at Thursday evening’s Preview Party that also included hors d’oeuvres and a live and silent auction. More than 550 attended. 10

LeTrell E. Simpson Lynda Stewart W. Woodrow Stewart* Robert W. Swoszowski Tracy Tesmer George Thomas The Estate of Ruth Johnson Whelchel The Estate of Nell W. Wiegand Philip & Mary Hart Wilheit Robert T. Willis, Jr. Trellis Society – Platinum Anonymous Donor Danny & Lynda Askew David & Brandy Bailey + James & Rachel Bailey Andy & Jennifer Ball + Dr. Emily Anne Black & Mr. Douglas P. Black + Dr. Allen & Valerie Butts Armando & Shirley Castillo + Jack & Leslie Chapman Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia Dr. Chad & Nancy Copper Dr. & Mrs. Mohak Davé Dr. & Mrs. John W. Forrest Ed & Barbara Foxhall Don & Susan Freeman Dr. & Mrs. Jack Freeman Philippe & Lesley Gadegbeku Jay & Linden Gaspar + Dr. & Mrs. Abhishek Gaur Robert & Chris Gisness + Drs. Andrew & Kristen Green Sujoy & Creighton Gulati Dr. & Mrs. William C. Hallowes, Jr. Dr. Doug & Deb Harkrider Dr. & Mrs. John L. Hemmer Vann Herring + Wayne & Ruth Hill Stephen & Beth Hodes + Jim & Karen Jackson Tom & Leanne Johnston + Todd & Tammera Jordan + Andre & Nayla Kallab Art & Kay Kunzer + Ben & Ginger Lancaster + Michael & Lori Lebow

Jason & Heather Lemons + Dev & Sheetal Mangalat Holmes & Mary Marchman Dr. & Mrs. Frank McDonald, Jr. Paul & Judy Merlis Charles & Mary Nash + John P. & Martha T. Nesbitt + Newman & Company + Wylie & Monica Newton Heidi Nicholson & David Potter Rafael & Angela Pascual John & Carol Perkins + Mrs. Bess Poole + Julie & Clint Presley Dr. & Mrs. Sam Rauch Tim & Mary Scully Jane Shockley + Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Slack III + Dr. & Mrs. Rodney L. Smith Starlet R. Jones Foundation + Gaines P. Sturdivant + Robert & Alae Thomas + Faron & Linda Thompson + Patrick & Ellen Toms Dr. & Mrs. Richard Trent + Gonzalo & Cathy Villalobos + Jimmy & Jackie Wallace Bo & Laurie Weber Geoffrey & Michelle Weidner Joey & Meredith West Chris & Sheryl Whitson + Dan & Mollie Winston Dr. & Mrs. J. Alan Wolfe + Dr. & Mrs. Victor Zubar + Trellis Society – Gold Joe & Diane Chipman + Dr. & Mrs. Greg DeLong + Larry & Kathy Dent + P. Martin Ellard + Bill & Suzanne Greene + Griff & Nikki Law + Mr. Enrique Montiel Yale & Donise Moore + John & Linda Nix + Sam & Mary Stanford + Trellis Society – Silver Drew & Shanna Addison + Kim & Jeff Agnew Larry & Elisabeth Baldwin

Lighting of the

2013 Love Light Tree The Medical Center Auxiliary’s 34th Annual Love Light Celebration was held on Monday evening, December 2, in the Medical Center’s North Entrance Rotunda due to a cold, rainy night. Despite the uncooperative weather, it certainly was a heart-warming evening! Musical groups from Enota Elementary, North Hall Middle and Flowery Branch High Schools, along with soloist Heather Farr, delighted the audience with their performances. Guests were able to see the beautiful Love Light Tree in the Auxiliary’s Love Light Garden as they left the campus, and it was enjoyed by all who visited the campus during the holidays. Love Light donations benefiting Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center are accepted throughout the year and are truly appreciated for the difference they make in the lives of terminally ill patients of all ages. Gifts to Love Light totaled $180,537, including an $82,000 estate gift from an anonymous dear friend. Special thanks to Dr. Ricky and LeeAnn LoCicero for their outstanding leadership as 2012 and 2013 Love Light Chairs (pictured below).

The Love Light Tree greets visitors at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s North Entrance

Greg & Barbara Bostwick + Jeanne Buffington + Elizabeth Carswell + Brent & Christy Cochran Jonathan & Ashley Collins Matt & Kate Cook + Mrs. Eunice C. Davis + Chris & Magill Fleming Carrie Hatfield + Dr. Ben & Suzie Hawkins + Dr. & Mrs. Henry S. Jennings, Jr. + Jack & Caroline Keener + Mrs. Deborah K. Mack + Jeff & Beth Martin + Ranjit & Pushpa Patel + Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Patton + Mr. & Mrs. George Romberg + Barclay & Miriam Rushton Mary D. Transue + Pradyumna Tummala Mr. & Mrs. Edmund Waller, Sr. + Trellis Society – Bronze Accusite Surgical Services Jimmy & Betsy Adams Juanita K. Adams Steve & Brenda Adams + Eddie & Susan Allen + Edith Anderson + Stan & Susie Appleton + Scotty & Angela Ball + J. Harvey Beall, MD + Ms. Gloria E. Bearden + Virginia M. Benefield + Steve & Merry Blair + Bill & Diane Blalock + Butch & Tinkie Bowling + Mrs. Margie Braff + Mr. Robert W. Braff +* Chris & Ana Bretchtel + Frances L. Brown + Patricia & John Burd + Mr. & Mrs. Walter Byrd + James & Shirley Cantrell + Jane E. Carter + Bobby & Patti Chambers + E.D. Cheek + Daniel & Sarah Cobb Gene Coker + Doug & Lisa Collins + Tony & Deborah Collins + Gene & Linda Conyers Jody & Lora Cooley +

Brian & Bebe Cunningham Mrs. Elver S. Davis + Mr. & Mrs. Allen S. Dean, Sr. + Larry & Joanne Durisch + Dot & Gene Dusenberry + Mr. & Mrs. William B. Edmonds + Regina & Austin Edmondson + Lyndon Evans + Charlie Cason Farr + Jimmy & Marie Faulkner + Dr. & Mrs. Robert C. Ferguson + Robert & Linda Fowler + Barry & Judi Garofalo + Hank and Ann Goble + Mr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Goble + Mr. & Mrs. James Gravitt + Dr. & Mrs. Ben E. Hampton, Sr. + Phil & Lisa Hartley + Charlotte Hayes Barbara Heartz + Barbara J. Hermann + Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth B. Herock + Dick & Sandy Herrmann Mike & Lynn Hulsey + Johnny & Betty Gail Jones + Henry & Cecily Kannapell + John Knowlton + Dianne L. Kosmala + Mrs. Joan Kosmala + Betty W. Kruzdlo + Charles Langford Shane & Jennifer Lazenby Laura & Bruce Ledford + Mary M. Lemm + Marvin & Cleda Locey Maggie R. Lowe + Dr. Alex Lowrey Bethany & Matt Magnus + Doug & Tricia McDuff Doug & Ann L. McMahan + Ted & Sandy Meredith Robert & Deanna Milledge + Mahmoud & Laila Mohamed + Anna & Stuart Moore + Clyde & Jackie Mynatt + Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Nealy + Chester & Joyce Nowacki + Mr. Doyle T. Odell Reuben & Glenda Pierce + 11


Popegarden Family Expectant parents, siblings and family members anxiously awaiting the arrival of their newborn child now have the pleasure of retreating to the beautiful Pope Family Garden, located in the South Tower off the main lobby of the Women & Children’s Pavilion. Dedicated October 28, 2013, the garden is made possible and totally funded by a generous signature gift to The Medical Center Foundation by long-time hospital supporters Richard and Lona Pope and their family (pictured right). The Popes’ gift creates a very special legacy and also encourages their family to continue the spirit of volunteerism in the same place Richard’s parents served for 60 years. Beginning in the late 1950’s, Richard’s father, the late Ralph Pope, served on the Hospital Authority, and his mother, the late Ocie Rich Pope, worked as a nurse and at one time acting administrator of Hall County Hospital. “Mrs. Ocie,” as she was affectionately known, was the motivating force behind the establishment of the Hall School of Nursing, which is now the Brenau University Nursing School. Today, Richard and Lona are life members of The Medical Center Auxiliary and serve as trustees of

The Pope Family The Medical Center Foundation. The Pope Family Garden is one of six therapeutic landscapes on the NGMC Gainesville campus (The Auxiliary Patio Garden, Anne’s Garden, The Auxiliary Love Light Garden, Wilheit-Keys Peace Garden and Nell’s Prayer Garden), which have been completely funded through philanthropy. Each garden has a tremendous impact on the Medical Center’s ability to provide destinations of hope and healing as well as stress-reducing environments for patients, their families, visitors and staff.

At left: Young visitors can enjoy the Pope Family Garden Scavenger Hunt.

Foundation Family of Donors Continued Debra & Neil Pittman + Andy & Michele Piucci + Louis H. Propes Heather & Andy Ramsey Perrin C. Reynolds + Richard & Tena Riley + Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Rocco + Travis & Janice Rogers Claude & Mary Schneider + Jon & Kara Scroggs Richard & Donna Shaw + Evelyn Shi Mr. & Mrs. David Shuster + Fred & Olivia E. Skey + 12

Alex & Claire Sloan Milton & Gail Smith + Peggy D. Smith + Ron & Becky Smith Susan Smithson + Andy & Angela Sparks Priscilla Strom, MD + Dr. & Mrs. John C. Sundstrom + Charles & Sue Tate + Johnny & Peggy Vardeman Ted & Michelle Versteeg + Cathy & Seth Vining Stuart Virgin +

Margaret S. Walker + Robert & Doris C. Watson + Michael & Mickie Westbrook C.B. Wilder, Jr. + Selena Womac + Dawn & Brennan Wood NGHS Employees W.A.T.C.H. The following employee donors joined 2,405 total W.A.T.C.H. members to support the NGHS employee giving campaign at various giving levels

January 1 – December 31, 2013: 60 Anonymous Donors Melissa Adams April H. Adkins Raymundo Aguilar Marsha C. Albino Susan Albritton Brian Allen Erica Allen Jane N. Allen Lyn D. Allen Manja Allen

Stephanie Alvarez Ashley Antley Pamela Armfield Brandi Ashley Beverly A. Avello Cristina Ayala Christopher W Badura Kimberly Bagwell Brian Bailey Laurie Bailey Jessica L. Baker Melanie L. Baker Meredith Banks Leanne Jenkins Barden

Trellis Society Members See Emergency Heart Care


Members of The Trellis Society, The Medical Center Foundation’s Annual Giving Club, recently participated in a VIP Behind the Scenes Look at emergency heart care. Participants were given an opportunity to see what happens when a person has a heart attack, from the moment they first experience symptoms to when they receive life-saving care at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Tom Edwards, director of Heart and Vascular Services, shared the importance of performing chest compressions at the scene. He explained how information is relayed by Emergency Medical Technicians to medical personnel at the Medical Center, so the cardiac team is in place and cardiac intervention begins the instant the patient arrives. Edwards thanked Trellis Society members for their support of The Medical Center Foundation through their annual gifts, reminding members that The Ronnie Green Heart Center expansion was funded in part by their donations.

At right: Trellis Society Co-Chairs Laurie and Bo Weber shared their family’s personal experience with the Ronnie Green Heart Center. Laurie suffered heart failure following their son’s birth. They attribute her positive outcome to the excellent care she received at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

Amber Barnell Corey Barron Kristin Batchelor Amanda P. Battles Joy Beasley Angela L. Becker Tammy Beezley Seigfried J. Behal Catherine Bell Jamie B. Benefield Lacey Bennett Phyllis Bennett Sheyenne Berndt Leslie Berry Mindy Berry Tannish Billingsley

Vann Blankenship Marsha J. Bolton Sara L. Boone Amanda Born Allison M. Bottone Denese Bouland Juli Bowman Kathy A. Boyle Christina Bradley Kelly Braswell Brittany Brooks Lea Brooks Hope Brown Jo Brown Sharon Bryson Katherine Buchan

Penni Buiani Ashley B. Burce Betsy Burns Allison Caldwell Tracey Campbell Spring Canady Cynthia Cann Keith L. Cantrell Gedrick Cardona Yesenia Carmona Allyson Carter Merab Carty Katie Carville Lavette Cathey Michelle Chambers Santa Chanon

Althea Charles Stephanie Chastain Royena Chung Candi Clark Jenny Clegg Christine Clerizier Patricia Cochran Amber D. Cody Desiree Cole Joan Coley Francis Combier Daina Comeaux Gail Connor John Convertino Melissa Corlan Jordan Corley

Traci Coyne Kimberly A. Craven Kristen Crearer Kacee Criddle Samantha Cruce Robin Daniel Christine Daniels Sharon Davidson Janie E. Davis Teresa H. Davis Quanisha Dawson Joyce Decker Ellen DeFoor Kimberly Deleon Amy DelToro Amber Densmore 13

Foundation Family of Donors Continued Lindsey Denton Wes Denton Darla Dobbs Amanda Dockery Angelia Dominquez Debra M. Donino Florence Donkor Pierre Ntekwa Don-Lomingo Rebecca Donovan Sherry Dorsey Chrissy Dover Kari Duckworth Andrea Dunn Cathy Dyches Jeff Dykes Michelle Eckenroth Carlye Elrod Elizabeth Elrod Roselande Emmanuel John English Ana Escobedo Caresa Etienne Tracie Fakorede Sharon Farley Stephanie Fearman Sara Ferguson Ria Fewox Stacey L. Flemister Jinette Fowler Jonathan Fowler Meredith Fox Rhonda Francis Jennifer Frazier Sheena Freeman Tina Frey Angelique Frias Caren Gahring Paris Galvan Martha Garayi Ana K. Garcia Kimberly Gardner Meah Garrison Taylor Gazaway Gera Gee Kristina Geis Destiny Gilder Patrick Ginn Summer Ginn Monica Giraldo Sharon Glenn Holli Glover Stanya Gomes 14

Marlen Gomez Misty Dawn Gomez Sherrie Gordon Saisha Gowder Dawn Grace Patricia Graham Mirissa Grant Kelsie Gray Christopher C. Greene Jamie Griffith Jessica Grindle Angela Guerrero Lawana F. Guess-Bailey Julie Guido Lisa Gunn Daniela Gunther Lauren Haddon Brendan Haddow DeAndrea G. Hagins Ashley Hall Lynn Halstead Cynthia Hamilton Kristin Hamilton April Hammond Katie M. Hammond Jeff Hancock Kellie Hancock Dana R. Hanson Patric R. Hardeman Jasmine Harper Doug Harrington Angela Harris Kennesha Harris Michael J. Harris Alicia Harrison Courtney Hawkins Liberty Hawkins Christy R. Hayes Brooke A. Heath Lindsey Hendrix Misty Henson Arianna Hernandez David Hernandez Anabel Hernandez Garcia Sandra D. Hicks Kelly Hogan Bridget Holbrook Tracy Hollenbeck Whitney Holman Shirley J. Damron Holtz Sandra Hudson Stacy Hudson Mary Huffine


Improving the health of our community

In 2013,

638 volunteers donated

61,627 hours to NGHS,

which is equivalent to

36 full-time employees

and a value of $1.3 million to the organization. Jennifer K. Bagwell President, The Medical Center Auxiliary

Diana Huffman Jamie Hulsey Deidre A. Humphrey Dalena Hutto Sara Hyers Hayley Robinson Hynsan Wendy Irigoyen Jessice Ives Marie Ivester Sheryl Dawn Ivey Melissa Jachelski Amelia James Zoe Jenkins April Johnson Jacqueline P. Johnson Jermaine Johnson Tyler Johnson Shemeka Jones Candi Jordan Krista Joyner Espy Juarez Leiha Kahan Amy Kemp Erica E. Kheeler Camera Kidd Angelica King Jennifer S. Knight Mandy Knowles Cortney Koshiol Jessika Krause Nicole Krummel Ashley Krus Ballard Kyra Johnathan B. Kytle Beth Ladd Christy Lanier Barbara N. Latty Story Lawrence Tina J. LeCroy Jennifer Ledford Mary A. Leonard Christie Ann Little Bobbie Sue Littlefield Leah L. Littlejohn Robin R. Loggins Shelby Loggins Marjorie Lott Jennifer Loudermilk Rhonda Loudermilk Rosalyn Love Linda Lowe Jennifer Lunsford Michelle Mack Tanesha Maddox Rhonda Mager Cynthia Malcolm

April Martin Lauren Martin Karen Tyler Martinez Catherine Mataro Lauren McDonald Jillian McFarland Sonja McLendon Makita McMullen Bradon McNeal Susan McQueen Tammy Meeks Melissa Mendoza Sally S. Mengwasser Dustin Merck Melissa Midkiff Allison Milford Jessica Miller Michael Miller Glenda Milstead Melissa Milton Hayley Mitchell Vera Mize Manuela Montoya Seth Mooney John P. Moreno LaTreece Mottley Robyn Mulder Alana D. Munday Amy Munn Mary Nelson Jennifer Nicholas Sally A. Niks Cristin Norris Wichelle Norton Susan Ogle Martha Olivas Marlen P. Ortiz Sonya M. Ostrander Rachel Parham Melanie Partin Lisa M. Pate Mike Patino Amy Pauley Selena Payne Robyn M. Pearson Laurie Perry Constance Phillips Rosa Phillips Karen Pietzyk Kelsey Pike Angela Pirkle Brittany Pirkle Jonathan Portillo Shantel Powell Camille Presberry Cherie Quarles

Michelle Quirk Kayla J. Rachels Mike Raderstorf Jennifer Radosevich Lisa Rampley Jennifer Record Amy N. Reed Marquese Reed Hannah Reese Celeste Rene Lisa Reyes Elizabeth A. Rider Nydia E. Rios Dawn Ritchie Natalie Rizqallah Angela Roach Karla Michelle Roach Consepcion Rodriguez Jessica Romero Stefaney Romero Gabino Rosas Allison Roth Yonnaka Ruano Amber N. Rudasill Billie B. Russell Robert Russell Jullie Sailors Leticia Sanchez Carolyn Brown Sanders Carmen A. Santiago Lori Sapp Nicholas Schocke Alan Schoen Jan M. Schulte JaVonnica Scott Dusty Shandy Cheryl Caddell Shippey Sharron J. Shirley Timothy Shirley Ashley Shults Todd Sigmon Mana Silva Zach Skipper Chelsea Slette Sonya Sloan Christina Smith Kristen Smith Pamela E. Smith Phillip Smith Suncererae Smith Jane Sparta April Stanfill Enid Starzer Donelle Stephenson Stacey Stephenson Shanta Stewart

Jennifer Still Christy Stiwinter Melinda S. Stone Kayla Strickland John Michael Stump Jane H. Swain Susan Sweeney Margie Tanner Ashley Tarte Stormie Tench Amy B. Tennant Donna Thomas Maggie Thomas Frances Thomason Denise Cleveland Thompson Kasey Thrasher Rebecca Thurmond Jennifer Tipton Kim Tipton Rhonda Tolbert Jennifer Townsend Brian Trochesset Hannah Turner Marcy Turner Nancy Turner Teri Turpin Missy Underwood Jordan Vaughan Branden Vautrin Summer Vautrin Kayla Vickery Edie Waldroup Marcia Wall Ashley Ware Angela Watkins Karen Watts Carmen Waugh Myra Wheeler Deanna Whitacre Susan J. White Alexis Williams Curtis Williams Delaine Williams Katherine Williams Rachel Williams Wanda Williams Vickie H. Williamson Kimberly Willis Gregory Winnett Janice Woodall Jennifer Workman Carissa Worley Taylor Worley Charlotte Wright Rachel Wright Heather K. Yaughn

Jennifer Yebra Suzanne Yost The following donors have made memorial or honorarium gifts of $100 or more from January 1 - December 31, 2013. Donations to Bob’s Trains in Memory of: Robert Tether, MD Marie Harrison Jimmy & Carolyn Wilkins Donations to the Breast Cancer Navigator Program Mr. & Mrs. J. Herbert Hendley The Medical Center Auxiliary In Honor of: Lisa Bridges Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology Donation to Camp Braveheart In Memory of: Jeff Zurblis Mark & Eileen Zurblis Donations to Cancer Services Anonymous Donor In Memory of: The Nowacki & Lasche Family Chester & Joyce Nowacki Donations to Cardiac Services In Honor of: Joon Ahn, MD Evanda Moore Nursing Staff of Ronnie Green Heart Center Evanda Moore In Memory of: The Nowacki & Lasche Family Chester & Joyce Nowacki Donations to Case Management Indigent Patient Jackson EMC Foundation The Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation Donation to Chaplain Endowment Anonymous Donor 15

Foundation Family of Donors Continued Donations to Continuing Medical Education Abbott Labs Merck Donations to Healthy Journey William Campbell Greg DeLong, MD Dr. & Mrs. Henry S. Jennings, Jr. Stephen Moore, MD In Honor of: Braselton Community Planning Study Voluneers The Medical Center Foundation Carol Burrell Phoenix Healthcare Management Services, Inc.

Rosemarie Reilly Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bertuccio Donations to Hospice Anonymous Donor The Estate of Betsy Adams Tom & Maria Bower Mrs. Connie Cottrell City of Gainesville Mr. & Mrs. Webster C. English Lost & Found Sunday School Class Gainesville FUMC The Medical Center Auxiliary Ted & Sandy Meredith The Estate of Joann Smith Mr. & Mrs. Wendell W. Whiteside In Honor of: Deborah Bolding Paulette Hicks

Allana Cummings HIMSS

Rolf Legbandt Tim & Deborah Patrick

Hall School of Nursing Class of 1963 Sonya Hancock

Hospice Staff Bob & Dee MIlledge

Sim & Joy Whorley & Family

Kitty Brooks Mark & Nancy Creviston Margo & Greg Dexter Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hayman

Daniel Franklin Scott & Melanie Futrell

Yvonne Lunsford Burns Dr. & Mrs. David T. Hill

Richard H. Giffin Dorothy Wansor

Thelma Fussell Byrd Twila S. Tryan

Virginia Giles Judith Koepnick

Tony Caldwell FUMC of Toccoa

Natalie Gilmore Abby Lee

Jean Carrick John Carrick & Bill Carrick

James Gimotty Charles & Katherine Steelman

John Stewart Clark James Davidson & Cooper Davidson

Elsie Gunter Ms. Cheryl Purcell

George Crimmins Oncology Research & Registry Staff, Elida Lopez, Alicia Harrison, Todd Sigmon, Penny McCall, Vicki Murphy, and Jan Jameson Charles Davis Todd Fay

Aubrey Hall David & Vonnie McLeod

Ruth Davis Russell Davis

Kathryn James Ed & Pam Goforth

Lorry & Sherrie Schrage The Medical Center Foundation

Lew E. Ayers Emmanuel Sunday School Class – GFUMC

Wyatt Joiner Caryl & Christine Carlson

In Memory of: Barbara T. King Primerica

James Azzinaro Catherine Azzinaro

George Dobbs Bob & Linda Fowler State Mutual Insurance Company

Richard Leet The Medical Center Auxiliary Betsey D. Poorman Pirola Joseph F. Pirola Gary Pitner The AFOOFA'S and Friends Katheryn Recker Ted & Michelle Versteeg


Arispah Barrett William A. Oliver James & Susan Weidner Ernest H. Woods III David Brandstetter Bill & Judy Alger Clarence Dieter H.L. Brantley Georgia Association of Housing & Redevelopment Authorities Mr. & Mrs. James Karmozyn

Jacques Esformes Ms. Yvonne Carney Marilee Fickel Mrs. Helen Neely Betty Finney Mr. & Mrs. Philip Stein Bobbie & Thomas Wade Edgar Flanders Mike & Nancy Calvert The Leventis Family

Pat Morrow Gina McCarthy Joel Moyer Mr. James Moyer & Mrs. Joan Moyer Robert & Carol Pokorny Linda C. Luce

William Quick Mrs. Siv M. Blanck

Hugh Atkinson Mr. & Mrs. Roy Atkinson

Lucille Edwards Four of the Fab Five

Evenly Morman Charles Little

William “Bill” Hendrix Miriam Vandiver

Phyllis Davis Atlanta Road Church of Christ Condo Employees of Kinder-Morgan, Inc.

Jim Moore Mr. & Mrs. Jay Moore

James McAlister Martin Eldredge

Catherine J. Porter Deborah Smith William Barnet & Son, LLC

In Memory of: Maryanne Albrecht Dick & June Cunneen

Scott McGarity Chattahoochee Country Club, Inc. Peach State Bank & Trust Elizabeth C. Umberson Carrie Woodcock

Delores Joann Langbehn Blue Creek Baptist Church

Stephen Hamlin Claire Hamlin

Dorothy Hill Madeline Woolf, John & Margie Berkenkoff & Children, Edward & Joanne Woolf & Children, Eileen Woolf

Rhonda Rogers First Baptist Church

John & Shirley Ross Mr. & Mrs. Ernes Verges

Robert Kaufman Dell Services Nancy A. Kautz Dizzie Dames Bowling League Mr. Thomas Halpern Ursal Kirk Barbara Crozier Winfred & Sammye Kirk Frank Kruse William & Maxine Eiserloh Sheila Kruse McMath Construction McNichols Co. Doris Murphy Gus & Tivie Reinhard

Harriet Rainwater Mrs. Allison Francis Dr. Charles Lee III Aloie Regan Arthur Isaacs Miss Christine Kitson Linda & Robert Merker Steven, Peter, Niro, Edward, and J.P. Harry Robison Dr. & Mrs. Paul Binnig and Ms. Karen Slaughter Dr. & Mrs. M. L. Butterworth Mr. Jack B. Robison Debbie & Greg Still Tom & Barb Watson, Toni Callan, Kelli Dreher, Ric & Kara Custar William Rodes Melva & Ray Wilson Tony Roughton Judith & Wayne Roughton U.S. General Construction, Inc. Hans O. Schaefer Marion McCaskill

Eloise Shultz Suzanne Baeszler William Sigmund Calvin & Theresa Andrews Friends at AT&T Alley Terrell Patrick & Tracy Bates The Classic Center William B. Edmonds Clark & Carol Ferrell Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Hughs Richard & Glenda Palmer Mr. Charles Roland Carolyn Terrell Brian & Cynthia Terrell Mr. & Mrs. Max F. Ward

Donation to the John A. Ferguson Scholarship Roy C. Moore Foundation Donation to Lucas Device Fund In honor of: Rob & Leslie Fowler, Robin & Jerry Willis, Dawn & Luis Rivas, Robert L. Fowler III, Brett & Laura Fowler and the people of White County Bob & Linda Fowler Donations to The Medical Center Foundation Endowment Estate of Victor Lee Estate of Dr. Barton & Mrs. Ada McCrum The Estate of Ruth Johnson Whelchel

Ben Terrell Patrick & Tracy Bates William B. Edmonds Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Hughs Richard & Glenda Palmer Mr. Charles Roland Alex & Clair Sloan Carolyn Terrell Brian & Cynthia Terrell Mr. & Mrs. Max F. Ward

Donation to the Nursing & Allied Health Continuing Education Fund In Honor of: Lorena Collins The Medical Center Auxiliary

Dr. James Thompson Billie Thompson

Jolinda Martin Anonymous Donor

Ola Louise Thompson Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Inc.

Staff of Pre-Op, Peri-Op, PACU, N6G Ervin & Mary Ingram

Jack Tufts Scott & Linda Adams Linda M. Tullis McMullan & Company Terrell Walton Raychel Bartek Families of Garrison Elizabeth Megginson John Terrell Warwick Hallie Warwick Jack Winburn Victor & Carolyn Curtis Bob & Marlese Gourley Luie A. Wisenbaker Archer Family Fund Gene & Sylvia Hodges

Donation to NICU Reunion The Medical Center Auxiliary

Donations to Radiation Oncology The Medical Center Auxiliary In Memory of: Linda Pendergrass Horace & Ruby Rogers Donation to Ron Kutay Memorial Scholarship In Memory of: Ron Kutay Anesthesia Associates of Gainesville, LLC Donations to Ronnie Green Heart Center Anonymous Donor Hoodenpyle Management Inc The Medical Center Auxiliary Myrtie A. Black Trust

In Honor of: Lillie Mae Green The Medical Center Auxiliary Phillip & Joyce Potter Mr. Phillip Potter III Ronnie Green Heart Center Staff Mr. & Mrs. Colin R. Tanner Dr. Dan Winston, Dr. Mark Leimbach, and the Cardiac Team and Nurses Mr. & Mrs. Colin R. Tanner In Memory of: Richard Kyle Linville Hotard & Hise LLC Howard Slaughter Major Daniel and Mrs. Jennifer Smith T.A. & Kitty Smith Rosemarie Reilly AVS Marketing Mr. Joseph LePage Melno Inc. Phillips Insurance Agency James & Eleanor Varian Frances Young, Paul Sclafani & Family Donations to Safe Kids Amerigroup The Medical Center Auxiliary Safe Kids Worldwide Donation to Sim NewB Program The Medical Center Auxiliary Donation to The Wilheit-Keys Peace Garden In Honor of: Philip A. Wilheit Lakeview Academy Auction Committee Donation to The Window Shop The Medical Center Auxiliary Donations to Woody Stewart Heart Failure Treatment Unit 2 Anonymous Donors Anderson Family Anesthesia Associates of Gainesville BatesCarter Charles & Jane Bradley Steve & Carol Burrell

Gene Coker Wayne & Nancy Colston Conditioned Air Systems, Inc. The Cottrell Foundation, Inc. John & Mary Lynn Coyle Allana L. Cummings Dr. John W. & Sally Darden Mr. & Mrs. Martin Ellard John & Lydia Ferguson Robert & Linda Fowler Jay & Linden Gaspar Dallas & Bobbie Gay Bill & Suzanne Greene Nat & Sonya Hancock Anthony & Cathy Herdener Vann M. Herring David & Shannon Hughs Starlet R. Jones Foundation Art & Kay Kunzer Buddy & Evie Langston McKibbon Hotel Group The Medical Center Auxiliary John & Mary Lou Melvin Peter & Cathy Miller Dr. & Mrs. J.D. Mixon Jim & Evanda Moore Mr. & Mrs. Thomas C. Mundy Clyde & Jackie Mynatt Muriel H. Nathan Newman and Company Ken & Cathy Nix Alice & Tom Paris, Jr. Richard & Lona Pope Strother & Cindy Randolph Dr. & Mrs. Sam Rauch Roy C. Moore Foundation Lawrence B. & Sherrie N. Schrage Jane Shockley Harold Smith Stewart, Melvin & Frost, LLP Lynda T. Stewart Gaines P. Sturdivant Bob & Wanda Swoszowski Anne & George Thomas Jeff & Pam Thompson Dr. & Mrs. Frank Waggoner J.A. Walters Bo & Laurie Weber In Honor of: Dr. Pepper Brown, Carol Burrell, Mary Lynn Coyle, John Ferguson, Dr. Casey Graybeal, Dr. Jack Griffeth, David Hughs, Dr. Frank Lake, Dr. Mark

Leimbach, Dr. Ron Lewis, Dr. Jeffrey Marshall, Scott McGarity, Pete Miller, John Nix, Ricky Presley, Spence Price, Dr. Antonio Rios, Lynda Stewart, RK Whitehead, Bob Willis and Dr. Dan Winston Anthony & Cathy Herdener In Memory of: Dr. Robert H. Anderson, Jr. The Anderson Family Gary Rakes Governor & Mrs. J. Nathan Deal Susan & Wayne Jessup Barbara Savage Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy Donation to the Woody Stewart & Nancy Colston Endowment Anonymous Donor Gifts-in-Kind Anonymous Donor Alene's Flower Cottage Awesome Events Group Bruce Chambers Charter Communications Chestatee Golf Club Chicopee Woods Golf Course Cooper Embry Headen Embry Fairway Outdoor Advertising Fotografik Gainesville Whiteprint Grainger Hampton Golf Village Luna’s The Medical Center Auxiliary Milton Martin Honda Mossy Creek Golf Course Andy Piucci with Clorox ProCare Rx Scott’s Downtown Corey Strahan

Philanthropy is the difference between a good hospital and a


hospital. Woody Stewart, Chairman, Board of Trustees, 1997-2012

The Medical Center Foundation 2150 Limestone Pkwy., Ste. 115 Gainesville, GA 30501

Non-Profit Organization US POSTAGE PAID Gainesville, GA 30501 PERMIT NO 6

The Medical Center Foundation’s Hall of Honor inside the North Patient Tower at NGMC, created to honor and recognize our donors.


2013 Annual Donor Report for The Medical Center Foundation

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