Pictured (left-right back row): Cheryl Pounds, Chuck Marshburn, Mary Jane Davis, Patsi Peacock, Elizabeth Vickers, Michael Spence, Pam Royals. (left-right front row): Laura Love, Mary Kay Wetherington, Rebecca White, Ellen Moore, Cindy Vickery A capital campaign is underway at South Georgia Medical Center and hospital employees have stepped up to the giving plate generating over $470,000 in support of the Stories of Healing campaign.According to Elizabeth Vickers, SGMC Foundation Director, Stories of Healing is a project of the SGMC Foundation targeting the donation of $4.2 million dollars to aid in the construction of the new patient tower which will house the new Dasher Heart Center and 96-private patient rooms. “This huge gift puts us on the path to success,” Vickers stated. “Our employees understand how cramped we are for space and how badly we need this expansion. Their generosity exceeded all of our expectations, especially in a tight economy.”Over the past few months, the employee giving committee, named Hospital Employees Achieving Resources Together (H.E.A.R.T.), hosted round-the-clock meetings to spread the word about the 3-year campaign. Interested employees were given an opportunity to pledge through payroll deduction a small bi-weekly amount that goes directly to the Foundation for the Stories of Healing campaign. Currently, 32 percent of hospital employees donate to H.E.A.R.T.“This is evidence that nickels make dollars and dollars build buildings,” said Foundation President James Lee Herndon. “Every gift makes a difference, regardless of its size. We are so appreciative of this overwhelming employee support!”For more information on gift giving opportunities, contact the SGMC Foundation at 229.333.1077.