Volume 75
Number 3

The Classes

"Thanks for the memories"
A message from AEA Executive Director Bob Carpenter

Sixth Alumni University

Class of ’34 endows scholarship

Japan Emory Alumni Assocation

Anthony Ephirim-Donkor ’88T-’94Phd

Mary Cobb Bugg Callahan ’77G

Raleigh H. Watson ’61D and Henry B. Patterson ’61D

William C. Warren IV ’79M-’82PEDS

"We Teach Possibilities"

Ghost Stories

In Hog Heaven






The Good Samaritan

Even after leaving private practice four years ago to care for Atlanta’s inner-city poor, WILLIAM C. WARREN IV ’79M-’82PEDS envisioned doing something more.

William C. Warren IV ’79M-’82PEDS
By the end of 1997, after serving for two years as the unpaid director and only full-time physician at a clinic in the Techwood Baptist Center, Warren felt prepared to embark on plans for a much larger facility that would meet the community’s broad medical needs.

In January of this year, Warren opened the ten-thousand-square-foot Good Samaritan Health Center amidst the former Techwood-Clark Howell Homes housing projects, renamed Centennial Place Community during the 1996 Olympic Games.

Warren’s private, non-profit health center is located between Centennial Olympic Park and the North Avenue corporate offices of The Coca-Cola Company, which his family founded. Warren is the great-great grandson of soft drink magnate Asa G. Candler, and the great-great nephew of Bishop Warren A. Candler, Emory University’s first chancellor.

Warren says his religious convictions, honed by overseas missionary work and medical training at Grady Hospital during his time at Emory, have motivated him to help the less fortunate.

Some forty doctors and dentists donate their time to the center, which also has eight salaried staff members. The center offers adult and pediatric medical care, an in-house pharmacy, X-rays, hearing and vision testing, childhood immunizations, hospital referrals, and crisis counseling.

The center accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and Georgia’s PeachCare for Kids coverage and offers a sliding payment scale to those who can pay and free care or prescriptions for those who cannot. Clinic staff see about thirty patients a day.

“The rewards here are enormous,” Warren says. “There are other kinds of riches.”—G.F.



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