Community

PharmaCentra is a proud and active corporate citizen in both of the communities where its operation centers are located: Americus, Georgia and Hartland, New Brunswick.

PharmaCentra in Americus, Georgia

July 2017

PharmaCentra hosts “Back to School Bash”

 

PharmaCentra, LLC hosted a “Back to School Bash” for the children of its employees ​on the grounds of company headquarters— the HR team spearheaded the event and activities to help their employees financially by providing the children with free school supplies.

 

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June 2017

Sumter County leaders launch new marketing campaign

 

City and county leaders unveiled their new marketing campaign for Sumter County and will be branded “Home Grown, World Renowned.” Five communities will be highlighted: Americus, Plains, Leslie, Andersonville, and Lake Blackshear. Former President Jimmy Carter was in attendance, participating in the festivities.

 

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May 2017

PharmaCentra congratulates honor student Jasmine Surles

 

Will represent Georgia at Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship
PharmaCentra, LLC, extends congratulations to Jasmine Surles, a 2017 Honor graduate at Americus-Sumter High School. As a result of receiving a perfect score on the MOS PowerPoint® Exam (the highest score for the state), Jasmine will represent Georgia at Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National Championship.

 

Nana Grants, PharmaCentra and Concentra Solutions host Sumter County Early Childhood Education Initiative Roundtable

 

On March 23, 2017, Nana Grants, PharmaCentra and Concentra Solutions hosted the first meeting of the Sumter County Early Childhood Education Initiative Roundtable. The purpose of the roundtable was to discuss the issue of affordable, quality child care in Sumter County and how it affects economic mobility and economic development in the county.

 

February 2017

PharmaCentra and Concentra Solutions sponsors scholarships at SGTC

 

PharmaCentra and Concentra Solutions made a donation to the South Georgia Technical College Foundation to provide scholarship opportunities for its current employees enrolled at the college. CEO Dan Berman said the catalyst for the program stems from the companies’ desire to reward “the radical resourcefulness in South Georgia,” which always creates inventive solutions to challenges.

 

L-R: Jennifer Lopez, PharmaCentra (standing), SGTC President Dr. John Watford (seated left), PharmaCentra and Concentra Solutions CEO Dan Berman (seated right) and Cierra Watts, Concentra Solutions (standing).

November 2016

PharmaCentra and Concentra Solutions celebrate headquarter move to Americus

 

The Americus Sumter Payroll Development Authority cohosted a relocation ceremony on​Nov. 9.  Local dignitaries were in attendance including Barry Blount, Mayor of Americus, Randy Howard, Chairman of Sumter Country Board of Commissioners, Dr. Sam Miller, VP of Student Affairs, Georgia Southwestern State University, and many more. After the ribbon-cutting, a reception followed. ​

CEO Dan Berman addresses the crowd

April 2016

Relay for Life, Sumter County

 

PharmaCentra held various fundraisers for Sumter County’s 2016 Relay For Life. Over a period of several months, employees sold food (including homemade delectables), gift baskets, Relay For Life ​T-shirts and other great items. Total amount raised was $2,744. PharmaCentra also matched fundraising efforts with an additional $500 contribution. Team captains were Sherika Maddox, Kim Christmas and Rita Timmerman.​

Sumter County Chamber of Commerce Legacy of Leadership

 

PharmaCentra LLC, and its sister company, Concentra Solutions, are proud of the following employees that graduated from one of these leadership programs: Advancing Sumter: Andrea Tatum (Concentra), Deanna Tatum (Concentra), Cornelius Kitchens (PharmaCentra) and Sandra Mendoza (PharmaCentra). Leadership Sumter: Kim Christmas (PharmaCentra).

March 2016

National Read Across America Day

 

March 2 was NEA’s National Read Across America Day — people around the world participated in various activities to reinforce to children the importance of reading. Employees from PharmaCentra and their sister company, Concentra Solutions, donated 180 books (exceeding their original goal of 50) to the Methodist Home of Americus. Each donor received a certificate of participation.

 

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Participants: Pam Griffin, Rita Timmerman, Tisha Coleman, Deanna Tatum, Shirley Ivory, Melinda Myrick, Lisa Laurin and Kalisha Dowdell. Not pictured: Pauline Stewart, Jennifer Millwood and Dyereka Martin.

January 2016

MLK Volunteer Service

 

PharmaCentra employees participated in a national day of service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spending time with the residents of Magnolia Manor and leading them in a spirited game of BINGO.

 

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Americus Times-Recorder

October 2015

Disability Awareness Month

 

PharmaCentra is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. Throughout the month, PharmaCentra engaged in a variety of activities to educate employees about disability employment issues and the role they play in fostering a disability-friendly work culture.

A special meeting of the Sumter County Board of Commissioners and the Americus City Council included a reading of a proclamation — it was presented to representatives of PharmaCentra, LLC (and sister company, Concentra Solutions, Inc.). Dan Berman, CEO, spoke before the Commissioners and Council members and thanked them for supporting PharmaCentra’s initiative to employ individuals with disabilities, and for bringing awareness of disability employment to the community.

 

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The U.S. Dept. of Labor of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”), GA Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (“GVRA”) & Metro Atlanta Industry Liaison Group Disability Vendor Outreach Fair was held on Oct. 28. Dan Berman, CEO, presented best practices for employing individuals with disabilities and shared our experiences in working with GVRA, and the Georgia Industries for the Blind (“GIB”).

July 2015

Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

 

Six PharmaCentra employees recently completed the Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP), presented by the Sumter County Extension office. The 7-wk course taught healthy eating on a budget and how to meal plan, prepare and select healthy foods.
Congratulations to Jazmine, Lauren, Melissa, Pam, Rita, and Rod!

June 2015

South Georgia Technical College Graduate

 

PharmaCentra employee Elizabeth Oliver graduated from South Georgia Technical College on June 4. An honor graduate, Elizabeth received a diploma in Aviation Maintenance Technology. South Georgia Technical College held its commencement ceremony on June 4, 2015 in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on the SGTC Americus campus.

PharmaCentra is proud to support Books for Sumter Children.

 

Through its partnership with the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, free books are provided to children under five who live in Sumter County, regardless of income, race, religion or gender. New books arrive every month until the children reach their fifth birthday. All books are age-appropriate and contain a newsletter with tailored reading guides and activity pages. Children can be registered online or in person at the Americus Lake Blackshear Regional Library.

Soliant Health Names Phoebe-Sumter “2015 Most Beautiful Hospital”

 

Americus, Georgia hospital breaks record for receiving most votes from any hospital ever to be in the running for this prestigious award.

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April 2015

Spring Picnic

 

PharmaCentra and its sister company, Concentra Solutions, recently hosted a spring picnic for its employees and families. It was a fun day of unity, camaraderie and socializing outside the office. Some enjoyed a game of kickball, while others danced on a make-shift dance floor. The children loved having their faces painted in spring colors or as their favorite superheroes.

Relay for Life

 

PharmaCentra employees participated in Sumter County’s 2015 Relay for Life event. Not only did PharmaCentra donate $250, employees helped raise an additional $1,100. Fundraisers included snack sales, RFL Footprints, “I Dressed for RFL” days, t-shirt sales and face painting.

Sumter Chamber of Commerce leadership program honors Sherika Maddox at Legacy of Leadership reception.

 

On April 9, 2015, PharmaCentra employee Sherika Maddox, a recent graduate of a Sumter Chamber of Commerce leadership program, was honored at the Legacy of Leadership reception. Sherika, a Team Lead at PharmaCentra, is a graduate of the 2015 Advancing Sumter class, a leadership development program using a curriculum developed through the University of Georgia J.W. Fanning Institute. The overall goal of the program is to educate citizens who plan to remain in the community and provide leadership training to be used in their jobs, civic clubs, churches, volunteering or as elected officials.
Workshops included: Understanding Community Leadership, Effective Communication, Valuing Community Diversity, Group Dynamics, Conducting Successful Meetings, Group Problem Solving and Decision Making, Managing Conflict, and Building Communities through Partnerships and Collaboration.

January – April 2015

12-Week Chamber Challenge

 

We are so proud of all who took the first step toward healthier living as our 2015 Chamber Challengers collectively lost over 100 pounds during the 12-week weight loss competition. In addition to the Chamber awards, PharmaCentra also gave away prize packages to help encourage participants to continue the healthy habits they developed during the Chamber Challenge.

 

Top Three Awards
Pamela Griffin — Fitbit Charge HR & Activity Wristband
Becky Raybon — George Foreman 2-in-1 Evolve Platinum Grill
Rita Timmerman — Gear Beast Running/Fitness Expandable Weather Resistant Waist Pack Belt