Hospital Uses of Funds

Participants in the Georgia HEART tax credit program are truly helping to improve healthcare in rural Georgia, as evidenced by the following hospital testimonials:

“HEART contributions were instrumental in the opening of our brand new 25-bed replacement hospital facility. With the additional funds made available through the rural hospital tax credit program, we were able to upgrade equipment, enhance operational systems, improve patient way-finding, grow service lines, and make significant payment on the USDA loan for the construction project. The impact on our community has been tremendous as patients have expanded local options for medical treatment in a new, state-of-the-art facility!”

“Our hospital used its 2019 HEART contributions to add 3D mammography technology. This innovative technology is the most effective screening method for breast cancer, and early detection can increase the chances of patient survival.”

“In 2019, we utilized tax credit contributions to relocate our Wrens Rehabilitation Center to a larger, more visible, and more accessible space allowing us to accommodate more patients. We were able to purchase necessary items to ensure the office was equipped for the expansion of physical therapy and occupational therapy services. We saw an increase in patient load very quickly once we opened. We are very excited to be able to better serve our patients!”

“Georgia HEART donations allowed us to develop, implement, and start up a Women’s Health Service line and new building for 3D Mammography and Bone Density. Lack of transportation to an out of town facility was a contributing factor to lack of this vital preventive service. The community response following our opening has been overwhelmingly positive. Without Georgia HEART dollars none of this would have been possible.”

“Our hospital used Georgia HEART contributions in 2019 to continue our radiology expansion. We also completed a renovation and equipment upgrades for our Emergency Department. This proved beneficial when COVID-19 hit our community.”

“In 2019, we used HEART contributions to invest in a 3D mammography machine to improve and enhance the care we provide women in Polk County. Additionally, we increased the number of days we offer MRI services at the hospital, reducing the need for patients to travel out of the county to receive this care.”