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MESSAGE FROM THE CDO Dear Friends, Children's Hospital, Navicent Health has accomplished what we hope all our young patients are able to do: grow up and thrive. is winter, we're celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the establishment of CHNH. What started in 1986 as a charge by local pediatricians to create a "children's hospital within a hospital" has grown into the only designated children's hospital between Atlanta and Gainesville, Florida, complete with a 34-bed general pediatrics unit, a 22-bed pediatric intensive care unit, a 56-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NNICU), and numerous outpatient services. Like any large project, CHNH took shape over time. From the dedication of the NNICU in 1989 to the creation of the Autism Center just last year, CHNH's history has been one of caring for the needs of central Georgia's children close to where they live, play and learn. is issue of Impact takes you through CHNH's story in words and photos and highlights some of the Children's Hospital's former patients. None of what we've accomplished for pediatric healthcare in our region would have been possible without the generosity of our friends and neighbors. Your support will be just as vital as we expand our capabilities to care for children across the central and southern part of our state. We are sincerely grateful for everything you do for our children. Ellen Terrell, CFRE, Chief Development Ocer IN MEMORIAM Oscar Smith Spivey, MD, a Macon native and driving force behind the creation of Children's Hospital, Navicent Health, passed away on July 18 at the age of 90. A graduate of Mercer University and the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Spivey served in the U.S. Navy in the early 1950s aer completing a residency in pediatrics at Tulane University and Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He spent 27 years in private practice in Macon before becoming the founding Chair of the Mercer University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics in 1982. His advocacy on behalf of the children of central Georgia helped lead to the establishment of CHNH in 1987. His 31 years of service to e Medical Center, Navicent Health, included many years as CHNH's Medical Director. e Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics presented Dr. Spivey with its highest honor, the Leila D. Denmark Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2014. "Dr. Spivey le an indelible mark on children's healthcare in central Georgia," says Lowell Clark, MD, Director of the Pediatric Procedural Sedation Service at CHNH and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Mercer University School of Medicine. "His legacy lives on in the lives of the many patients he treated and the generations of physicians he mentored and inspired." THE CENTRAL GEORGIA MEDICAL COMMUNITY RECENTLY LOST ONE OF ITS TOWERING FIGURES. Oscar Smith Spivey, MD, and his wife, Rosa NAVICENTHEALTH.ORG/FOUNDATION | Impact | 3

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