Hogansville Residents contribute $900,000, complete $2.5 Million commitment to Piedmont Newnan
From Special Reports
Hogansville residents Holland Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware pledged a $2.5 million commitment in 2017 to support expansion at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.
Their generous contribution helped support construction of the new 18-bed Advanced Care Unit that opened on Dec.20, 2018, and started the High Risk Breast Clinic at the Faye Hendrix-Ware Breast Health Center. The final installment of $900,000 to complete their commitment was presented to Piedmont Newnan on June 28.
“It is an honor for me and my family to contribute to the expansion of our local hospital after the level of care and concern they have shown in all areas of patient care,” said Ware. “We look forward to continuing to partner on current and future big projects that will be beneficial to Coweta County.”
The Holland M. Ware and Faye Hendrix Ware Advanced Care increased the total number of beds at Piedmont Newnan to 154 and has allowed the hospital to serve more critically ill patients close to home. Nearly 600 patients have received care in the new unit in the six months since its December opening and the hospital has been able to care for over 100 more medical/surgical patients per month in 2019 compared to 2018.
In 2017, Piedmont Newnan opened the Faye Hendrix-Ware Breast Health Center, establishing a high-risk breast clinic to assess patient’s risks through evaluation and examination and develop an early detection plan based on the patient’s risk. In August 2018, a telegenetics program for patients at high risk for breast cancer was started. Thanks to the contributions from Ware and Hendrix-Ware, nearly 6,000 women have been screened.
“Both Holland and I have had personal and family experiences where cancer has touched our lives and we are both very pleased to be a part of the cutting edge technology and early detection methods available through our contributions to Piedmont Newnan Hospital,” said Hendrix-Ware. “We are certain that not only the level of patient care and treatment will be superior, but the family experience will be greatly enhanced as well. Partnering with Piedmont is the perfect fit and the opening of both the high-risk breast clinic and Advanced Care Unit will have such a positive impact on our communities.”
Piedmont Newnan is a non-profit, community hospital, and the only acute-care facility in Coweta County. Since opening a new facility in 2012, the hospital has seen tremendous growth with a 54% increase in hospital admissions. The contribution has allowed Piedmont Newnan to keep more patients close to home for care.
“We are extremely grateful to Faye and Holland and The Holland M. Ware Charitable Foundation for this monumental gift. Their confidence in the care we provide our patients is evident in this level of support,” said Mike Robertson, CEO, Piedmont Newnan Hospital. “Piedmont Newnan is dedicated to providing high-quality, patient centered care close to home. Thanks to their contribution, we continue to make a positive difference in the lives we touch.”
As a not-for-profit health system, Piedmont relies on the generosity of donors like Holland Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware and The Holland M. Ware Charitable Foundation to offer many programs and services to the community. To learn more or to donate to the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, visit piedmont.org/foundation.