Months after opening time capsules dating to 1916 and 1973, Atrium Health Navicent packed a container last month to be safely stored away for 50 years to offer a glimpse of life in 2023 for future generations.
“It was an incredible experience to see and touch the items placed in the time capsules 50 and more than 100 years ago, and to reflect on the rich history of what is now Atrium Health Navicent,” said Atrium Health Navicent President Delvecchio Finley.
Finley said it was only fitting that current Atrium Health Navicent teammates share a snapshot of 2023 with future generations of hospital teammates and the community.
The time capsule is set to be opened in 2073. A ceremony was held to give the community a look at the items submitted for inclusion and to celebrate the occasion.
Items packed into the time capsule include:
A booklet commemorating Navicent Health Foundation’s 50th anniversary in 2023
Artwork created by 2023’s Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital Miracle Child Dodger Hodge
A key to Macon-Bibb County
A letter from Finley to future leaders and teammates at Atrium Health Navicent, and to his family
Memorabilia from the Macon-Bibb County bicentennial
A video message from Jonah and Josiah Seabrooks, young patients at Atrium Health Navicent Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital and former Children’s Miracle Network champions.
Letters from elected officials to their future counterparts and descendants
A photo of the Byron City Council
Letters from Kurobe City Hospital in Japan, Atrium Health Navicent’s sister-city partner in a 19-year-old medical exchange, a letter from the Mayor of Kurobe and a letter from the leadership at YKK North America
A Macon Chamber of Commerce fan and business cards
A nail submitted by Historic Macon and a brochure
A copy of Advocate Health CEO Gene Woods’ recently released book, “Health, Hope and Healing for All”
Nursing student patches from Wesleyan College and Middle Georgia State University
A chart of Atrium Health Navicent’s medical residents with their photos, and a copy of the trauma department’s annual report was included
Examples of Bee and Daisy award pins used by Atrium Health Navicent’s nursing staff to recognize teammates who go above and beyond
A copy of the October program from the design unveiling for a new mobile mammogram clinic set to begin offering services in 2024
A Macon Bacon hat and a baseball
A Macon Music Half Marathon finisher’s medal from 2023’s inaugural race
“Considering the technological advances and new discoveries that have occurred in the past 50 years, it’s hard to fathom what the future will hold,” Finley said. “However, I’m confident that Atrium Health Navicent is on track for an amazing future.”