Jason Aldean Donates $200,000 to Hometown Fight Against COVID-19

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Friday, April 10th, 2020

As healthcare providers nationwide face the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, central Georgia is not immune. With hospitals and care facilities located across central Georgia, Navicent Health is on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.

Macon native and multi-platinum entertainer Jason Aldean continues to support his hometown by donating $200,000 to assist with healthcare needs. Navicent Health encourages the community to rally behind Aldean’s support by matching his pledge. Funds will be used to support COVID-19 response efforts. Specifically….

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 but not limited to N95 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 frontline healthcare workers.

“These are currently our most pressing needs, and the projects we will be able to support are dependent on total funds raised. 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,” said Ellen Terrell, President of Navicent Health Foundation.