Tim Rice Celebration Raises $1,100,000 for Cone Health Center for Children - Cone Health

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Published on December 05, 2014

Tim Rice Celebration Raises $1,100,000 for Cone Health Center for Children

More than $1,100,000 dollars were raised last night for the Cone Health Center for Children. The money was raised as part of a celebration honoring CEO Emeritus Tim RiceCone Health CEO Emeritus Tim Rice at his retirement. It establishes an endowment for the center in the name of Tim and Carolynn Rice and funding for several special projects.

“We are truly honored and humbled by this outpouring of support for a very special place that serves such an important population—our children,” says Tim Rice.

Approximately 750 guests were at the celebration marking Rice’s 36-year career at Cone Health. Rice worked his way to leading the 11,000 employee organization after joining Cone Health as a pharmacist. He served as CEO for 10 years.

Rice was instrumental in opening the Cone Health Center for Children in February after   Guilford Child Health announced a large layoff of staff. There are nearly 40,000 children and adolescents in Guilford County who are insured by Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program or who don’t have health insurance.

The center provides a wide range of services to children and adolescents in need from birth to age 21 who are chronically ill, developmentally delayed or affected by mental health issues. The endowment will provide educational materials, emergency patient services, dental supplies, medication and transportation to children who depend on the center for medical care.

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