John B. Amos Cancer Center

John B. Amos, the legendary founder and CEO of AFLAC, would surely say his dream has been realized.  The John B. Amos Cancer Center, established in 1990 – the same year Amos died of lung cancer – is the product of his dream to build a state-of-the-art cancer center in his adopted hometown so that patients and their families would not have to travel far from home to receive high-quality cancer care.

But unquestionably, those who knew him say Amos would consider the opening of the freestanding John B. Amos Cancer Center in February of 2005 a thrilling celebration of the increasingly sophisticated approach to cancer car in Columbus.  Amos’ vision for cancer care was put into action when he helped raise money for the original center.  Columbus continued that vision at the completion of the Columbus Regional Health Foundation’s  $20 million Together we can… Capital Campaign. 

John B. Amos’ legacy to the medical community will live on in the John B. Amos Cancer Center.

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As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.