Bank OZK (Nasdaq: OZK) has contributed $250,000 to Higgins General Hospital in Bremen, Georgia, bringing the total donated by Bank OZK for the community hospital to $1 million.
“Bank OZK recognizes the dedicated and compassionate providers offering high quality medical services at Higgins General Hospital. Access to outstanding healthcare is essential to our quality-of-life, and the pandemic has certainly amplified our reliance on our community healthcare resources. As a bank with strong roots in Bremen and the surrounding region, Bank OZK is pleased to support Higgins General Hospital with this contribution,” said David Price, president of commercial banking in West Georgia at Bank OZK.
Since 2018, Bank OZK has contributed more than $1.4 million 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 the financial and other challenges rural hospitals face and to contribute to improve 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 $380,000 in 2021 to three rural Georgia Hospitals, including Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge and Union General Hospital in Blairsville. Bank OZK has 70 offices in Georgia, including one in Bremen.
Learn more about supporting hometown health care at tanner.org/taxcredit
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 conducts banking operations through 249 offices in eight states including Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, New York, California and Mississippi and had $26.14 billion in total assets as of September 30, 2021. Bank OZK can be found at www.ozk.com
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