United Bank Contributes $25,000 to Coweta Samaritan Clinic Campaign

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Friday, May 10th, 2024

United Bank recently made a $25,000 gift to the Coweta Samaritan Clinic’s “Enhancing and Expanding Care” campaign, specifically designated for its onsite dental services expansion. The Clinic’s total campaign goal is $650,000. 

“We are incredibly grateful to United Bank’s corporate leadership and local branch staff for this tremendous gift, which will help us incorporate critical dental services within our existing building,” said Tom Moynahan, DMD, Coweta Samaritan Clinic board member and volunteer dentist. “Being able to expand the current dental services we provide will allow us to better and more fully serve our patients for years to come.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, dental health has a direct impact on overall health and wellness. Poor oral health is associated with life-altering chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease, and it can lead to other medical issues such as stroke, respiratory infections, and kidney disease.

“We know that maintaining good oral health is key to maintaining good overall physical health,” Moynahan continued. “With our ability to increase the basic and restorative dental care we provide our patients, we will absolutely be in a stronger position to help our patients improve their overall health.”

Founded in 1905, United Bank is a community bank serving multiple markets across Middle Georgia. With $2.2 billion in assets, United Bank offers a full suite of banking services including wealth management and mortgage as well as the latest in cutting-edge digital solutions, including mobile banking apps, cash management tools and Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs).

“At United Bank, we remain dedicated to the wellbeing of all the communities we serve,” said Jim Edwards, CEO, United Bank. “The Coweta Samaritan Clinic is making a big difference in the lives of Coweta County residents, and we’re very proud to play a small role in its expansion.”

The Coweta Samaritan Clinic began offering dental services to its patients in 2014, through a partnership with the Central Educational Center (CEC) and the West Georgia Technical College’s Dental Assisting and Dental Hygiene Programs. The Clinic estimates that it is only able to serve roughly 10 percent of its patient population with dental care at its CEC dental clinic. Plans are in place to continue offering the CEC dental clinic on designated evenings throughout the year and add daytime dental clinic hours at its Jackson Street location when the renovation is complete.

The Coweta Samaritan Clinic relies solely on community contributions to operate, and this one-time fundraising campaign is separate from its annual fundraising. The community is invited to be part of this crucial effort to improve the lives of Coweta County residents. 

Gifts may be made to the Enhancing and Expanding Care campaign by visiting csccares.org or by mailing a check with “Expanding and Enhancing Care” in the memo to the Coweta Samaritan Clinic at P.O. Box 963, Newnan, GA 30264.