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Phoebe Sumter Medical Center Makes Donation to Americus Area College & Career Academy

AMERICUS, Ga (WRBL) - Phoebe Sumter Medical Center just made a generous donation to Americus Area College & Career Academy. 

Mary Bass, Executive Director of One Sumter Economic Development Foundation, Inc. says, efforts to establish a regional college and career academy to support Sumter County and its surrounding area received a significant boost with Phoebe Sumter Medical Center announcing it's financial investment in the academy on March 19.

Bass says this announcement came at the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce's 98th Annual Meeting at South Georgia Technical College. One Sumter Chairman, Alex Saratsiotis says he appreciates Phoebe Sumter's efforts. 

We are extremely appreciative of the support and contributions we have received to fund the CCA Initiative thus far in our process. We believe this initiative is vital to the success of Sumter County and are ecstatic at the momentum that is being built around it. Along with our partners - Sumter County Schools and South Georgia Technical College - there are committed team members working daily on making this academy a reality for our community and we are blessed with their involvement.”-- Sumter Chairman Alex Saratsiotis

Phoebe Sumter, a primary healthcare employer in the region, serves eight counties: Dooly, Macon, Marion, Schley, Stewart, Sumter, Taylor, and Webster Counties. Bass says they also represent over $21 million in wages. 

“Phoebe Sumter is committed to advancing the College and Career Academy in Sumter County to provide a sustainable path for students to prepare to successfully fill the future needs of local businesses, including our own.”

Phoebe Sumters CEO, Brandi Lunneborg, says she supports these efforts.

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