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Gwinnett Medical Center Children’s Emergency Center Receives Early Christmas Gift


Duluth, Ga.—An early Christmas gift arrived at Gwinnett Medical Center’s Children’s Emergency Center late last week—11 elaborately decorated holiday wreaths were donated by Resurgens Orthopaedics.

All of the physicians and staff at the Resurgens Orthopaedics Lawrenceville location participated in the practice’s second annual wreath decorating contest. Each participant was given two weeks to decorate their wreath.

“Our employees like giving back to our community,” said David Barnes, manager of marketing and workers’ compensation at Resurgens Orthopaedics. “We have fun doing it and we want the children to have a happy holiday.”

Milan Patel, M.D., of Resurgens Orthopaedics, delivered the wreaths to GMC. Each wreath was hung on a patient door in the Children's Emergency Center. As Christmas approaches, however, they will be donated to families in need of holiday cheer.

“We were pleasantly surprised and honored to receive such wonderful wreaths! They were obviously done with care and love,” said Lionel Johnson, Jr., materials management assistant of Emergency Services at GMC.

“I am proud to be a part of this donation to provide wreaths to families and children during the Christmas holiday,” said Mary J. Albert, M.D., of Resurgens Orthopaedics.

“I am so grateful that Resurgens Orthopaedics continues to make this donation each year to Gwinnett Medical Center's Children's Emergency Center those beautiful wreaths definitely cheer up the patients and their families,” Johnson said.

For more information about GMC’s Children’s Emergency Center, visit For more information about Resurgens Orthopaedics, visit

About Gwinnett Medical Center
Gwinnett Medical Center is a not-for-profit healthcare network providing high quality facilities and services to Gwinnett and the surrounding community. With over 4,300 employees and 800 physicians, GMC provided care in 2007 to over 400,000 patients. In 2007, Gwinnett Medical Center launched Project PATH —to plan, advance and transform healthcare in Gwinnett County.