Bank OZK (Nasdaq: OZK) is pleased to announce a $250,000 contribution to Higgins General Hospital in Bremen, Georgia through the Georgia HEART Hospital Program. This brings the total donated since 2018 by Bank OZK for this community hospital to $1.5 million.
“Bank OZK is committed to the communities it serves and the financial health of our neighbors in Bremen and the surrounding area,” stated David Price, president of commercial banking for west Georgia at Bank OZK. “A strong community is also dependent on convenient access to quality healthcare services, and Bank OZK is proud to support Higgins General Hospital with a contribution for the sixth consecutive year.”
Since 2018, Bank OZK has contributed more than two million dollars through Georgia HEART, the statewide rural hospital organization expense tax credit program. Lawmakers enacted Georgia HEART to encourage taxpayers in Georgia to learn more about rural hospitals' financial and other challenges and contribute to improving their financial condition and patient offerings.
“We are grateful to Bank OZK for providing financial support for Higgins General Hospital and its mission to provide quality care to every member of our community,” said Loy Howard, president and CEO of Tanner Health System. “Rural hospitals face unique challenges, and this donation from Bank OZK — and the donations from others throughout Georgia — help ensure our neighbors continue to have local access to lifesaving medical care, right in their own community.”
Bank OZK contributed a total of $450,000 in 2023 to three rural Georgia hospitals, including Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge and Union General Hospital in Blairsville. Bank OZK has 71 banking centers in Georgia, including one in Bremen.
About Bank OZK
Bank OZK (Nasdaq: OZK) is a regional bank providing innovative financial solutions delivered by expert bankers with a relentless pursuit of excellence. Established in 1903, Bank OZK operates in over 240 offices in eight states including Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, New York, California, and Mississippi. The company had $27.66 billion in total assets as of December 31, 2022. For more information, visit www.ozk.com.
To support the Georgia HEART Hospital Program benefitting Higgins General Hospital, please visit TannerMedicalFoundation.org or call 770-812-GIFT (4438)