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Leaving a Legacy

What brought a manufacturing engineer from California to Mississippi?  “I did my research,” said Joe Goodell.  “Upon retiring from Boeing, I was seeking adventure and a new culture.  Among my many travels was a visit to the central area of Mississippi where I ultimately settled.  I was pleasantly amazed Jackson offers such an impressive healthcare industry.  As it turns out, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a variety of specialists and, last year, I had open heart surgery.  I am especially impressed with the technology, expertise, and care at Baptist Health Systems.”

Due to the care and service Joe received, he wanted to do something special for Baptist.  Rather than receive his IRA withdrawal, Joe chose to “pass it on.”

“I feel I’m not just giving to Baptist, but am investing in something significant,” stated Joe.  “I believe, after one’s family, it is wise to support your local area.  That’s why I opted to do something that would benefit my community and my neighbors.  I feel really good about my investment in Baptist Health Systems…and, of course, my return on it.  I have enjoyed getting to know people in Mississippi and want to feel like I’m leaving a legacy that will help with their future.”


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