Vim & Vigor - Spring 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center - (Page 50)

iding A bies Ba T he Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion at Gwinnett Medical Center–Lawrenceville cares for some of metro Atlanta’s most delicate and critical infants. When Greg and Tammy Shumate toured the facility last summer, they discovered a way they could contribute to GMC, providing lifesaving transportation for dozens of area infants. LOCAL TIES Greg has called Gwinnett home for his entire life, watching the area grow and change over the decades. He grew up in Snellville, graduating from One couple’s generous donation greatly benefits GMC’s smallest patients South Gwinnett High School. He met Tammy while they were both working and attending Georgia State University. In 1985 they married and settled in to raise their family in Gwinnett. Over the years they have lived in several cities, including Grayson, where Tammy spent 18 years on the city council. As Gwinnett grew, so did the Shumate family, which now includes a son and daughter in college. Greg has spent his career helping people obtain mortgages, and in 2006 he founded Brand Mortgage. Tammy works there as well, and they view this business as a way to help Gwinnett continue to grow and develop. Their support of GMC is another outreach to help the community. “We are true believers in supporting Gwinnett County,” Greg says. “When you see the leadership of the hospital involved in the community, serving the community, it speaks volumes,” Tammy says. “It makes you want to be involved with the hospital.” Greg and Tammy Shumate gifted $125,000 so GMC could purchase a second transport incubator to save the lives of more critically ill infants. 50 SPRING 2 013 As members of the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation, the Shumates support GMC’s ability to provide quality healthcare in the region. While at the Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion, they saw the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), which is designated Level III (the highest level of care) and provides highly specialized intensive care for about 1,000 critically ill and premature newborns each year. GMC’s NICU also has a neonatal transport team that travels to other hospitals in the region to BABY AND BLANKET BACKGROUND PHOTO BY THINKSTOCK THE DONATION

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Vim & Vigor - Spring 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center
Phil’s Feature
Where Lasting Weight Loss Begins
Open Heart Surgery Journey
You’re the Star
Lighten Up!
Have No Fear
Work It!
Diane Keaton
What Are the Chances?
9 Symptoms Never to Ignore
When Allergies Attack
Virtual Health
PrimeTime Health
Aiding Babies
Back on Top
Out of the White Coat
Transforming Healthcare

Vim & Vigor - Spring 2013 - Gwinnett Medical Center