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The Medical Center Foundation Announces More than $2.3 Million Raised Through W.A.T.C.H. Employee-giving Club

Published on October 05, 2016

The employees of Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) are going beyond the bedside and into their wallets to show their commitment to improving the health of the community in all they do.

Nancy Colston, president and chief development officer of The Medical Center Foundation, announced that NGHS employees raised $2,388,048 through a recent campaign conducted by its employee-giving club, called W.A.T.C.H. (We Are Targeting Community Healthcare).

“By pledging more than $2.3 million, NGHS employees have set a new record and made an inspiring leap into our campaign,” said Colston. “This is a tremendous milestone in the history of The Medical Center Foundation and one that has a direct impact on the health care of our community.”

Employee fundraising efforts were led by tri-chairs: Heath Gurr, RPh; Ivan Moore, RN; and Jennifer Stoeckig, RN; who were supported by a team of nearly 40 employee volunteers throughout the Health System.  Pledges were made by more than 3,400 employees during 100+ presentations held across the organization this summer.

            W.A.T.C.H. members have given more than $7.8 million since the first W.A.T.C.H. Campaign began in 1999 to support numerous projects such as Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center, community walks, nursing and allied health scholarships, a mobile simulation unit and a future wellness walkway to be constructed at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.

Learn more about W.A.T.C.H. and how you can support The Medical Center Foundation at

Pictured: The total dollar amount raised through a recent campaign conducted by The Medical Center Foundation’s employee-giving club, called W.A.T.C.H., is revealed to W.A.T.C.H. Committee members.



Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do.  Our team cares for more than 800,000 people across the region through two hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations.  Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has two hospital campuses – NGMC Gainesville and NGMC Braselton – with a total of 657 beds and a medical staff of 600 physicians representing more than 50 specialties.

NGMC is rated Georgia’s #1 Hospital for the third consecutive year and among the top 10 in the nation according to a 2016 study by CareChex, an independent healthcare quality rating service.   Learn more at

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