Atrium Health Navicent Packs Time Capsule to be Opened in 2073

Staff Report

Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Months after opening time capsules dating to 1916 and 1973, Atrium Health Navicent packed a container Thursday to be safely stored away for 50 years to offer a glimpse of life in 2023 for future generations.

The time capsule is set to be opened in 2073. A ceremony was held to give the community a look at the items submitted for inclusion and to celebrate the occasion.

“It was an incredible experience to see and touch the items placed in the time capsules 50 and more than 100 years ago, and to reflect on the rich history of what is now Atrium Health Navicent. We wanted to continue the tradition and preserve these mementos for the next generation,” said Atrium Health Navicent President Delvecchio Finley.

Some of the items packed into the Nov. 16 time capsule include:

• A booklet commemorating the Navicent Health Foundation’s 50th anniversary in 2023

• Memorabilia from the Macon-Bibb County bicentennial

• A video message from two young patients at Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital and artwork created by the 2023 Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Child

• Letters from elected officials to their future counterparts and descendants, and a key to the City of Macon

• A photo of the Byron City Council

• Letters from the Kurobe City Hospital in Japan, Atrium Health Navicent’s sister-city partner in a 19-year-old medical exchange, a letter from the Mayor of Kurobe and a letter from the leadership at YKK North America

• Nursing student patches from Wesleyan College and Central Georgia Technical College

• A letter from the Atrium Health Navicent Baldwin CEO

• An Atrium Health Navicent Peach notecard, button and a copy of the Peach Jammers newsletter

• An Atrium Health Navicent Rehabilitation Hospital t-shirt

• A Macon Bacon baseball cap and baseball

• A Macon Music Half Marathon finisher’s medal

• A copy of Advocate Health CEO Gene Woods’ recently released book, “Health, Hope and Healing for All.”

• Other photos, documents, videos and mementos

“Considering the technological advances and new discoveries that have occurred in the past 50 years, it’s hard to fathom what the future will hold. However, I’m confident that Atrium Health Navicent is on track for an amazing future, and we’re excited to store these mementos from 2023 for the community’s reflection in 2073,” Finley said.