Bank OZK presents check to MHM
Published 9:39 am Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Bank OZK (Nasdaq:OZK), has made a $75,000 contribution to Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge. Bank OZK has contributed a total of $180,000 to Memorial Hospital and Manor since 2018.
“Bank OZK recognizes the dedicated and compassionate providers offering high quality medical services at Memorial Hospital and Manor. Access to outstanding healthcare, particularly as we face the global pandemic, is essential to our quality-of-life,” stated Frank Posey, President –South Georgia/Alabama/South Carolina Division at Bank OZK.
Posey added, “As a bank with strong roots to the community, we understand the importance of neighbors serving neighbors. Much like banking, personal connections and compassion in local healthcare makes all the difference. That’s why we are so pleased to support Memorial Hospital with this contribution that will allow for additional investments in technology, equipment and facility enhancements.”
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Since 2018, Bank OZK has contributed more than $1 million through Georgia HEART, the statewide rural hospital organization expense tax credit program. Lawmakers enacted Georgia HEART to encourage taxpayers in Georgia to learn more about the financial and other challenges rural hospitals face and to contribute to improve their financial condition and patient offerings.
“The generous contribution of $75,000 from Bank OZK will go a long way in supporting our mission of providing high quality, cost-effective healthcare, and promote wellness throughout our community,” stated James Lambert, Memorial Hospital and Manor Chief Executive Officer. “Bank OZK’s donations of $180,000 over the past three years has allowed us to make investments in people, technology and programs for positive health outcomes in Bainbridge and our surrounding market,” Lambert added.
Bank OZK is contributing a total of $380,000 in 2020 to three rural Georgia hospitals, including Union General in Blairsville and Higgins General Hospital in Bremen. Bank OZK has 70 offices in Georgia, including one in Bainbridge.