James H. Downey Society

For more than 50 years, Northeast Georgia Medical Center and local physicians have provided high quality healthcare services to our community. As the community has grown, the challenges of meeting this responsibility have increased. In order to continue to meet the needs of a growing and diverse population, more resources are needed to deliver care, create innovation and improve the health of our community; that is where the James H. Downey Society has a role.

The Downey Society allows philanthropically minded physicians the ability to further their daily efforts of helping people in the community by taking an active role in the funding initiatives of the Northeast Georgia Health System. Downey physicians are given the authority to choose an area of need within the health system to focus all of their donations each year. From helping bring EPIC to Good News Clinics and improve coordination of care for this fragile population to innovative mental health programs – Downey members impact community health beyond the walls of the hospital or their practices. They are true philanthropic heroes.

Downey Society member list as of March 2023.

Join the James H. Downey Society

If you are an active or retired physician, we invite you to join us as we work together to make a greater impact on community health. For a minimum annual donation of $1,000, membership includes funding decisions, public recognition and an annual gathering where you can relax and mingle with like-minded colleagues.

James H. Downey Society Payroll Deduction Form (for NGHS Employees)
James H. Downey Society Donation Form