Mutual of America Financial Group Enhances Patient Care with Gift to GGC

Check presentation of Mutual of America LIMS donation

Greenwood, SC – Mutual of America Financial Group presented $10,000 to the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Foundation to support technology advancement in the Center’s Diagnostic Laboratories.

The gift will be used in the acquisition of a new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to support the Center’s modernization efforts.

“LIMS is a powerful new software technology used to manage diagnostic workflow from the time a test is ordered until a final clinical report is delivered,” said Mike Friez, PhD, Director of GGC’s Diagnostic Laboratories. “Updating GGC’s LIMS will add precision, speed, capacity, and efficiencies to both our diagnostic and research programs.”

“Mutual of America Financial Group was founded more than 75 years ago to provide retirement and investment services to not-for-profit organizations like GGC,” said John Cottee, Senior Regional Vice President at Mutual of America’s Atlanta office. “We are honored to continue to support GGC’s mission of delivering the highest quality patient care for those impacted by genetic disorders.”

“Mutual of America Financial Group has been the retirement plan service provider for GGC employees since 1991, and they have provided significant support through the years, not only to our employees, but also for our mission,” said Steve Skinner, MD, GGC Director. “We are grateful for their support of our new LIMS that will allow GGC to keep pace with the explosion of genetic testing and ensure that all patients receive accurate and timely results when they need them most.”

The Self Family Foundation in Greenwood and other private donors have also contributed to the LIMS project at GGC. The new system is expected to be operational by the end of the year.


Photo: Mutual of America’s John Cottee, Senior Regional VP, met GGC leaders in the Center’s diagnostic lab to present their $10,000 gift to GGC (L-R Skinner, Cottee, Boo Ramage, Interim Executive Director of GGC Foundation; and Friez.)


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