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March 18--  Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia is one of 16 rural hospitals in Georgia to share $1.65 million dollars donated by Ameris Bank.

Meadows is receiving $200,000 as part of the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit which enables Georgians to redirect their Georgia income tax liability to Georgia rural hospitals which meet the criteria established by state law.

The hospitals receiving donations all operate in communities served by Ameris Bank and will be used in ways that best fit their specific needs to serve patients.

"As a community bank grounded in service and character, we consider it a great honor to be able to make these contributions to support families across rural Georgia," said Ameris Bank CEO Dennis J. Zember Jr. “We are neighbors in these communities, and we are committed to doing our part to help bring them financial peace of mind and advance access to quality healthcare.”

The 16 rural Georgia hospitals receiving donations from Ameris Bank include: Brooks County Hospital (Quitman), Coffee Regional Medical Center (Douglas), Colquitt Regional Medical Center (Moultrie), Crisp Regional Hospital (Cordele), Donalsonville Hospital, Effingham Hospital — Springfield, Grady General Hospital (Cairo), Irwin County Hospital (Ocilla), Jasper Memorial Hospital (Monticello), John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital (Thomasville), Liberty Regional Medical Center (Hinesville), Meadows Regional Medical Center (Vidalia), South Georgia Medical Center - Berrien Campus (Nashville), South Georgia Medical Center - Lakeland Campus, Tift Regional Medical Center (Tifton) and WellStar Sylvan Grove Hospital (Jackson).

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