THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER BALL IS BACK SATURDAY, FEB. 11

 

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A Magical Event: gowns, crowns, and swords – nothing short of a royal celebration will do!

TICKETS!

WHO: The Next Generation (TNG), a volunteer organization founded to benefit the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah.  One hundred percent of the net funds raised through The Next Generation events and corporate and friend contributions directly support the Willett Children’s Hospital’s most precious patients.

WHAT: The Next Generation’s Happily Ever After Ball is presented and exclusively designed by Posh, Petals and Pearls and will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at Brockington Hall in Savannah and includes two sessions: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Children and parents are invited to attend a royal celebration and meet their favorite fairytale princess, prince, pirate, and heroes of all storylines. Dressed in their favorite fairytale costume, children can waltz with Cinderella and Prince Charming, visit Rapunzel and Flynn’s Hair Palace, and even have a sword fight with Peter Pan and Captain Hook! Of course, Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff will be there as well and joined by all of their royal friends. Join us for family-friendly fun, prizes, desserts, and more! For tickets: visit http://www.memorialhealth.com/heab/. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2017

First session: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Second session: 1-3 p.m.

WHERE: Brockington Hall

213 E. Hall St.

Savannah, Ga. 31401

COST: $20 per individual ticket

THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT. PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKET PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 10, 2017

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ABOUT THE NEXT GENERATION:

The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. One hundred percent of the net funds raised through The Next Generation events and corporate and friend contributions directly support the Willett Children’s Hospital’s most precious patients.  For more information, go to www.nextgenerationsavannah.com or email info@nextgenerationsavannah.com.

 

Tickets On Sale for the 7th Annual BBQ, Brews and Bluegrass Benefiting the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah November 20

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Tickets On Sale for the 7th Annual BBQ, Brews and Bluegrass Benefiting the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah Set for November 20

WHO: The Next Generation (TNG), a volunteer organization founded to benefit the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah.

WHAT: The Next Generation is pleased to announce tickets are on sale now for the family-friendly BBQ, Brews and Bluegrass event. This annual event features dozens of kids activities including inflatable bounce houses, face painting, arts and crafts, a rock wall and more. Adults will enjoy live bluegrass music, domestic and local craft brews, and tasty bites from popular Savannah eateries. Proceeds will directly benefit the neonatal, pediatric and teen patients who rely on the critical care and services of the Willett Children’s Hospital. For sponsorship opportunities, please email info@nextgenerationsavannah.com.

WHEN: November 20, 2016 | 2-6 p.m.

WHERE: Villa Marie Center on Isle of Hope | 6 Dolan Dr. | Savannah, Georgia  

COST: $25 for adults | $5 for ages 5-17 | Free for ages 4 and under

For tickets, please visit http://www.memorialhealth.com/bbb/.

ABOUT THE NEXT GENERATION:

The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah. The Next Generation is comprised of professionals, parents, and friends throughout Savannah and the Coastal Empire who are interested in donating their time, talents, and financial resources to the patients and families of the Willett Children’s Hospital. One hundred percent of the net funds raised through The Next Generation events and corporate and friend contributions directly support the Willett Children’s Hospital’s most precious patients.  For more information, go to www.nextgenerationsavannah.com or email info@nextgenerationsavannah.com.

 

Step Onto South Beach at The Next Generation’s Annual Summer Soiree Sponsored by Ameris Bank on June 11, 2016

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The Next Generation (TNG), a volunteer organization founded to benefit the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah, is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Summer Soiree.  Sponsored by Ameris Bank, the event will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Savannah Yacht Club located at 730 Bradley Point Rd.

As the sun sets on the Savannah Yacht Club, guests will enjoy an evening of South Beach inspired fun at the annual Summer Soiree which will feature a spread of Cuban-infused tapas, heavy hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails and DJ music to dance the night away.

“This year, we really wanted to do something fun and inspirational,” said Tracey Tollison, Summer Soiree chair and co-owner of Tollison & Co. “South Beach is all about refined relaxation, luxury and its energetic nightlife and we’re working to recreate the same experience for our guests so they will not only have an incredible time but be inspired to help us fund TNG’s mission.”

“We are fortunate to have the friendship and vision of this wonderful organization. Together, Memorial Health and The Next Generation are ensuring healthcare for children throughout our region for generations to come. The Summer Soiree has become a much-anticipated annual event. It is a fun way to support the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah and grow its much-needed services,” said Bill Lee, chief strategy officer and senior vice president at Memorial Health.

The Next Generation is raising money to complete funding for the new neonatal intensive care ambulance as part of the organization’s Angel Wings Campaign. TNG recently made a $125,000 donation to Willett Children’s Hospital to order the new ambulance and proceeds from the Summer Soiree will go toward the remaining balance of $150,000.

Tickets cost $100 per person and can be purchased online at www.nextgenerationsavannah.com. For more information about sponsorship opportunities and how you can support TNG’s mission to fund the neonatal ambulance, please contact Jamie Lane at info@nextgenerationsavannah.com.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR:

★   3rd Annual Summer Soiree Sponsored by Ameris Bank

★   Saturday, June 11, 2016

★   7:00 p.m. VIP Pre-party/ 7:30 p.m. event start

★   Savannah Yacht Club | 730 Bradley Point Rd.

★   Tickets cost $100 per person and can be purchased online www.nextgenerationsavannah.com or https://www.memorialhealth.com/summersoiree/

ABOUT THE NEXT GENERATION:

The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit the Dwaine & Cynthia Willet Children’s Hospital of Savannah. The Next Generation is comprised of professionals, parents, and friends throughout Savannah and the Coastal Empire who are interested in donating their time, talents, and financial resources to the patients and families of the Children’s Hospital. One hundred percent of the net funds raised through The Next Generation events and corporate and friend contributions directly support the Willet Children’s Hospital’s most precious patients.  For more information, go to www.nextgenerationsavannah.com or email info@nextgenerationsavannah.com.

 

The Next Generation Donates $125,000 to The Children’s Hospital for Neonatal Intensive Care Ambulance

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The Next Generation (TNG), a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, recently made a $125,000 donation to the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah as part of the organization’s Angel Wings Campaign. The Next Generation launched the Angel Wings Campaign in an effort to raise $275,000 to purchase a new neonatal intensive care ambulance.

Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President of the Children’s Hospital Bill Lee accepted the check donation from Jamie Lane, president of The Next Generation’s board of directors, at the volunteer organization’s recent “Make It Happen” Friend Drive. The money will go towards the first payment installment for the new neonatal ambulance, which is expected to be delivered to the Children’s Hospital this fall.

“We’ve worked very hard to raise the necessary funds to secure this new ambulance, which will provide the latest technology and medical equipment available on the market to secure a safe transport for critically ill pediatric patients,” said Lane. “The new ambulance will also be built large enough to hold a member of the child’s family so they can travel with their babies or child to Memorial.”

Through individual, corporate, and event fundraisers scheduled for later this year, The Next Generation hopes to raise the additional funds needed for the final payment installation.

“The Next Generation does a wonderful job of making the Children’s Hospital a place of happiness for its patients and families going through very stressful times,” said Lee. “We are so grateful to have their support and of those people and organizations who believe in The Next Generation’s mission. We’re looking forward to unveiling the new ambulance later this fall and it will be an exciting moment for all of us.”

Over the last six years, the organization has purchased specialized medical equipment; built and stocked a Toy Lending Library; provided more than 225 birthday and end-of-chemotherapy celebrations; decorated the pediatric halls and playrooms; collected more than 2,000 toys, gift cards, books, DVDs, coloring books and crayons; and purchased flat screen TVs and DVD players for all patient rooms along with five portable gaming systems and so much more.

PHOTO ID & CAPTION: Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President of the Children’s Hospital Bill Lee (center-right) accepted the check donation from Jamie Lane (center-left), president of The Next Generation’s board of directors, at the volunteer organization’s recent “Make It Happen” Friend Drive. Members of the The Next Generation board of directors joined together for a photo with Lee and Lane to celebrate this significant moment for the volunteer organization.

ABOUT THE NEXT GENERATION:

The Next Generation is a volunteer organization founded to benefit the Dwaine and Cynthia Willet Children’s Hospital of Savannah. The Next Generation is comprised of professionals, parents, and friends throughout Savannah and the Coastal Empire who are interested in donating their time, talents, and financial resources to the patients and families of the Children’s Hospital. One hundred percent of the net funds raised through The Next Generation events and corporate and friend contributions directly support the Willet Children’s Hospital’s most precious patients.  For more information, go to www.nextgenerationsavannah.com or email info@nextgenerationsavannah.com.

 

The Next Generation Announces New President and 2016 Board of Directors

Jamie Lane, President of TNG

Jamie Lane, President of TNG

The Next Generation (TNG), a volunteer organization founded to benefit The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga, is pleased to announce its 2016 board of directors. Jamie Lane, director of internal communications at TMX Finance, will serve as the organization’s president. In her new role, she will effectively oversee the operations of the organization and work closely with board members to further its mission.

One hundred percent of the net funds raised through The Next Generation events and corporate and friend contributions directly support The Children’s Hospital’s most precious patients. Over the last six years, the organization has provided countless resources to enhance The Children’s Hospital including raising money for a new neonatal critical care ambulance which is scheduled for delivery this fall.

The Next Generation’s 2016 board of directors includes:

  • Jamie Lane (president), director of internal communications at TMX Finance
  • Amber Skaags, branch manager at Ameris Bank
  • Stephanie Boaen, small business and events manager at Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Kara Ford, vice president of accounts at Abshire Public Relations
  • April Downing, nurse practitioner at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center
  • Alix Lane, project manager at Capgemini
  • Ginny Cheshire, community volunteer
  • Drew Hunt, community relations director at Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Ruth Kleinpeter, independent civic and social organization professional
  • Kristina Laybourn, executive pharmaceutical sales specialist at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • Emily McCarthy, lifestyle designer and owner of Emily McCarthy & Co.
  • Anne Shealy, sales at J & L Glass Inc.
  • Tara Skinner, co-owner, Posh Petals and Pearls Weddings & Events

In addition, The Next Generation’s development advisory board includes a diverse membership list of active professionals, parents, and community members who provide guidance as the organization continues to grow. Members include The Next Generation co-founders Heather Fountain and Ginna Carroll, as well as Emily Cay, Meredith Dulany, Neilie Dunn, Margarita Eskandar, Ashleigh Headley, Helen Johnson, Kimberly Pannell, Chris Smith, Paul Threlkeld, Tracey Tollison and Julie Wade.

“I’m looking forward to working hand-in-hand with such a distinguished group of community leaders,” said Jamie Lane, president of The Next Generation. “It is our hope to grow The Next Generation’s available resources to better meet the needs of the children who call The Children’s Hospital home during their treatments — which can be days, weeks, or sometimes longer.  With only one Children’s Hospital serving the entire southeastern Georgia and select counties in South Carolina, it’s up to us to help support the incredible service this hospital provides our children.”

SAVE-THE-DATE: The Next Generation’s “Make It Happen” Friend Drive Set for March 31

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Save-the-Date: The Next Generation’s “Make It Happen” Friend Drive. The Next Generation invites the community to come out and learn more about the nonprofit organization operating solely to support the region’s only hospital for children at Memorial University Medical Center. The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center provides critical health care to children of all ages, from premature infants to adolescents. The “Make It Happen” Friend Drive will feature information on how individuals can join and provide support for The Next Generation’s mission to brighten the everyday lives of sick children and their families during their stay at The Children’s Hospital.

One hundred percent of the net funds raised through The Next Generation events and corporate and friend contributions directly support The Children’s Hospital’s most precious patients. Over the last six years, the organization helped to secure a new neonatal critical care ambulance; purchased specialized medical equipment; built and stocked the Toy Lending Library; provided over 225 birthday and end-of-chemotherapy celebrations; decorated the pediatric halls and playrooms; collected over 2,000 toys, gift cards, books, DVDs, coloring books and crayons; purchased flat screen TVs and DVD players for all patient rooms along with five portable gaming systems and so much more.

WHEN: March 31, 2016 | 6-8 p.m.

WHERE: B&D Burgers (on the patio) | 209 W. Congress St., Savannah, Georgia  

RSVP: jamieblane223@gmail.com  

New Logo Lights up Children’s Hospital!

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The logo for the future Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah was unveiled March 3 at the Chatham Club during a special reception. Shown here at the event are (from left) Bill Lee, senior vice president of Memorial whose responsibilities include the children’s hospital; Maggie Gill, president and CEO of Memorial Health; philanthropists Dwaine and Cynthia Willett of Bluffton; and Jackie Rabinowitz, who chairs the Kids Only campaign that is helping fund development of the new hospital. The Willetts have contributed $5 million in support of the new hospital.

The Next Generation is so excited for the new Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center. Construction on what will be called the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah began early this year and should be complete in spring 2017. The new freestanding facility will be placed in what is now the Savannah Rehabilitation Hospital on the Waters Avenue campus. Read this article in full online at Savannah Morning News & Business in Savannah. 

Safe Kids Free Child Safety Seat Check

Safe Kids Savannah will be conducting a FREE Child Safety Seat Check Event this Saturday at Hunter Army Airfield.  We are in need of Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and non-technician volunteers to help with the event.  Here are the details:
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For all non-military personel – you must enter the gate on Montgomery Street off of DeRenne Ave.  Please make sure to have your Driver’s License, Vehicle Registration, and Proof of Insurance with you.

Memorial Health and Novant Health Announce Partnership for Freestanding Children’s Hospital

(December 18, 2013) – Officials with Memorial Health announced today a partnership with Novant Health to establish a freestanding children’s hospital in Savannah. The new facility will be named The Children’s Hospital of Savannah.

This partnership is a $28 million project that will consolidate pediatric services in the building that currently houses Memorial’s Rehabilitation Institute. The new children’s hospital will house all pediatric inpatient units, pediatric intensive care unit, a two-room surgical suite, pediatric ancillary services, a 24-hour emergency department dedicated exclusively to children, and family support space. The two organizations will share strategic planning and governance. Memorial will continue to manage operations and provide executive leadership for The Children’s Hospital of Savannah.

“Since 1992, Memorial has been the leader in children’s healthcare in southeast Georgia,” said Maggie Gill, president and CEO of Memorial Health. “This collaboration will create a new and unique presence for our children’s hospital, bringing together more than 20 pediatric subspecialties under a single roof.”

“We are excited to partner with Memorial Health to grow clinical services and create a destination location for children’s healthcare,” said Carl S. Amato president and CEO of Novant Health. “This partnership demonstrates our ongoing support of Memorial Health and Savannah.”

The Children’s Hospital provides care for approximately 65,000 children each year; more than 6,500 are inpatient admissions. There are approximately 44 general pediatricians and 35 subspecialists who treat patients at Memorial. Pediatric subspecialties include pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric ENT, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatric neurology, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric surgery, pediatric urology, and others. The Children’s Hospital also includes the region’s only Level III neonatal intensive care nursery, staffed around the clock by board-certified neonatologists. Specialized support services for children including child life specialists and pet therapy are available as well.

Memorial’s Rehabilitation Institute inpatient services will continue to be a valuable and much needed service for patients in our region. These programs will relocate to the third floor of Memorial’s main hospital building.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 622-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, and youtube.com/memorialhealth .

Novant Health is a four-state integrated system of physician practices, outpatient centers and hospitals that deliver a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to our communities. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,100 physicians and 24,000 employees who make healthcare remarkable at more than 450 locations including 14 medical centers, three hospitals, and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, Novant Health is committed to making healthcare remarkable for our patients and our communities serving over four million patients annually. In 2012, Novant Health provided more than $545 million in community benefit including charity care and services. Novant Health is one of the top 25 integrated health systems in the United States and was named a top 50 Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers to Work by Diversity MBA Magazine.

Original Article: www.memorialhealth.com/story-detail.aspx?id=7249