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Heartbeat Program

What is Heartbeat?

Heartbeat program logoThe Heartbeat Program works to assist employees in a time of crisis and support patient care at Tanner. The program is funded solely through payroll deductions to Tanner’s employee-giving program to the Heartbeat Humanitarian Fund, administered by the Tanner Foundation and a confidential employee committee.

Please note that this program is only available to current Tanner Health System employees. Employees must be out of the initial 90-day probationary period of employment and not in an active disciplinary case.

Who is helped by the Heartbeat Humanitarian Fund?

Tanner employees who are facing an unexpected crisis or circumstance, within their immediate household, that creates financial hardship. Examples include, but are not limited to, accidents, death, fire, loss of family member, and significant loss of income.

How can I receive assistance?

To apply for assistance, fill out the Heartbeat Assistance Application below and return it to the Tanner Foundation via:

Email: Heartbeat@tanner.org
Inter-office mail to: Tanner Foundation
Fax: 770-812-9877

How will I know if I’ve been approved?

Once the Heartbeat Committee has reviewed the application, the applicant will be contacted by phone or email to review the status of the application.

If approved, what assistance is offered?

If approved, assistance is offered in various forms such as utility bill payments, mortgage payments, and medical bill payments on behalf of the applicant. Please note that approved applicants do not receive cash directly from the fund.

What assistance is NOT offered?

The Heartbeat program cannot assist with the following expenses: credit card bills, hotels, motels, airfare, establishing new residence (security deposits, etc.)

If approved, what are the next steps?

If approved, you will be contacted by a Foundation team member to guide you through the process of receiving assistance.Current-Heartbeat-Application.pdf

Apply for Heartbeat Assistance


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Heartbeat Program Locations

Tanner Foundation

Tanner Foundation

109 College Street, Carrollton, GA 30117

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Phone: 770-812-4438

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.