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Jason Aldean donates $200,000 to Navicent Health to fight against COVID-19

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MACON, Ga. -- Macon native and multi-platinum entertainer Jason Aldean continues to support his hometown by donating $200,000 to assist with healthcare needs to Navicent Health.

Hospitals and care facilities are on the frontlines of Navicent Health to combat the coronavirus. Navicent Health encourages the community to rally behind Aldean’s support by matching his pledge.

"He came back to Macon, his hometown and did a concert for three years in a row and gave us the proceeds of that concert, to help build our new children's hospital. And so he has supported us for years now, and so through this COVID-19 pandemic, he was looking for a way to make an impact. And what better way to make an impact than through his hometown," says Ellen Terrell, President of Navicent Health Foundation.

Here's what the funds will be used to support COVID-19 response efforts:

  • To purchase COVID-19 testing equipment for Navicent Health’s laboratory, allowing testing to be performed in-house and test results to be returned much quicker.
  • To purchase virtual technology that will allow Navicent Health’s intensive care physicians to assist community hospitals in rural areas. Through the technology, intensivists at Navicent Health can monitor patients remotely and consult with the care teams at each individual hospital.
  • To purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), including N-95 masks, gowns, gloves and goggles.
  • To support Feed the Fight, a Navicent Health initiative that supports locally owned restaurants that have closed due to COVID-19 by purchasing meals from restaurants to feed front line healthcare workers.
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“We are grateful for Jason’s continued support and his commitment to his hometown. We hope this will result in the greatest good for central Georgia during this unprecedented time,” says Terrell.

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