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Mercer and Memorial Health to Announce Major Health Initiative for Georgia
June 20, 2007

Richard L. Cameron
(478) 301-5500
Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037


Mercer to Announce Major Health Care Initiative For Georgia

WHAT:     Mercer University will announce at two news conferences a major health care initiative to benefit the residents of Georgia. This new initiative will address one of the state’s most urgent health care concerns.

WHEN:     Wednesday, June 20, 2007. There will be two news conferences, the first, at 11 a.m. in Savannah, and the second, at 4 p.m. in Macon.

WHERE:     At 11 a.m.: the Mercer Auditorium in the William and Iffath Hoskins Center for Biomedical Research at Memorial Health University Medical Center at the corner of 66th Street and Ranger Road in Savannah.
At 4 p.m.: the Mercer University Medical School Auditorium on Mercer’s Macon campus, 1400 Coleman Avenue.

WHY:     Mercer has had a longstanding commitment to meeting the health care needs in the state of Georgia. The United Health Foundation recently ranked Georgia 41st in total mortality and 43rd in overall health status. These figures show the challenge that the state has in meeting the health care needs of its residents.

WHO:     Mercer University President William D. Underwood, Memorial Health President and Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Colvin and Georgia legislators.

* Media interested in covering this event can contact Richard L. Cameron at (478) 737-4591 or, Mark Vanderhoek (478) 301-4037 or or Michael Notrica (912) 350-6858 or