As part of the Georgia HEART Tax Credit Program for Rural Hospitals, First National Bank contributed $50,000 in financial support to Memorial Hospital and Manor. This is the third year First National Bank has partnered with Memorial Hospital and Manor in this worthwhile endeavor.
Since this program began in 2017, Memorial Hospital has raised over $3.5 million dollars in HEART contributions. These funds represent tax credit contributions from 379 individuals and businesses from our surrounding community and beyond, who are investing in rural healthcare to improve access to medical services for thousands of Georgians.
In the best of times, these funds have been critically important to our hospital. Now, in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Memorial Hospital and Manor needs HEART support more than ever to help bridge new and pre-existing resource gaps that challenge our ability to provide the best, most effective patient care and offerings.
Memorial Hospital and Manor CEO Jim Lambert states, “We cannot thank First National Bank enough for their continued partnership with Memorial Hospital and Manor. During such an uncertain year, these funds have allowed us to purchase a piece of state of the art breast imaging equipment as well as make renovations in the Manor nursing home. Participation in the Georgia Heart Tax Credit Program in these critical times has provided essential financial relief to our hospital during this unforeseen crisis, and for that we are grateful.”
First National Bank President and CEO Brad Barber further comments on this partnership with Memorial Hospital and Manor stating, “ By supporting Memorial Hospital and Manor we are also supporting our community where our customers and team members live and work. We are thankful to serve the Hospital and community in this small way.”