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For the second year in a row, United National Bank has donated $50,000 to Grady General Hospital through the Georgia HEART Hospital Program.
“With this donation, United National Bank has contributed $100,000 to our local hospital. We are proud to be able to make this contribution and hope that it will benefit all local residents through improved healthcare offered by Grady General Hospital,” UNB President & CEO Michael L. Chastain said Monday.
“Our board of directors is committed to making this community the very best it can be. Having a state-of-the-art, award-winning hospital staffed by highly trained and compassionate doctors and nurses makes Grady County the envy of many similar sized communities across the state and, in fact, the nation. At UNB, we are proud to support Grady General Hospital and we will continue to do everything we possibly can to help our hospital grow and prosper,” UNB Chairman of the Board Charles M. Stafford said.
The Georgia HEART Hospital Program, funded through the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit, enables Georgia businesses and taxpayers to redirect their Georgia income tax liability to help support qualified rural Georgia hospitals. The program began in 2017 and Grady General Hospital has benefited significantly from donations like those made by United National.
“We are most appreciative of this generous contribution from United National Bank. UNB has always been a strong supporter of Grady General Hospital. The bank’s contribution and support are vital to our continued success. We would encourage others, who are able, to consider participation in the Rural Hospital Organizations tax credit,” Grady General Hospital Administrator Crystal Wells said this week.
“We will invest these funds wisely as we strive to improve our quality of care for each and every patient served and cared for by Grady General Hospital,” administrator Wells added.
“Through our partnership with Archbold Medical Center, we offer world-class, state-of-the-art medical care right here in Grady County. We hope this contribution will help make our hospital even better and will spur others to take advantage of the HEART program to benefit Grady General,” UNB Chairman Stafford said Monday.
“Having a growing, viable hospital right here in our community makes Cairo and Grady County attractive not only to new residents, but also new businesses and industry. A primary goal of United National Bank is to foster investment in the community that improves the quality of life for all citizens of Grady County. We believe this investment in our community hospital will pay dividends for us all,” UNB President and CEO Chastain said.
“This is what a locally owned community bank is all about,” said UNB Vice President & Senior IT Officer/Marketing Linda Drew Johnson. “We reinvest our profits back into our community in hopes of making it a better place. We are so fortunate to have one of the top small hospitals in our state right here in Grady County,” she added.
According to Wells, the money will be used on a variety of needs. “The donations made to Grady General Hospital through the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit will help us address uncompensated care, patient care enhancements, physician recruitment, capital improvements and new technology and equipment at GGH,” Wells said.
For more information about the Georgia HEART Hospital Program, call 770-250-5971 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.