Piedmont Newnan Celebrates 10 Years On Poplar Road


From Piedmont Newnan Hospital

On May 8, Piedmont Newnan Hospital celebrated 10 years of service in the new facility on Poplar Road and earlier this year celebrated 15 years with the Piedmont Healthcare system.

“I’m proud of what we have accomplished together over the last 10 years since opening this beautiful facility,” said Michael Robertson, CEO of Piedmont Newnan Hospital. “We are so grateful to our community for their ongoing support and look forward to continuing to provide safe, high-quality, patient-centered care close to home for Coweta County and surrounding communities for many years to come.”

To mark this occasion, here are 10 of Piedmont Newnan’s accomplishments over the past 10 years.

  • When this healthcare campus opened on Poplar Road in May 2012, the hospital had 136 beds but has since grown to 167 licensed beds. The campus features a 362,376 square-feet, nine-story hospital and two Piedmont Medical plazas, one 123,000 square-foot, four-story medical office building and another 113,000 square-foot, five story medical office building, offering a robust mix of Piedmont and independent physician services and classroom space.
  • Today, Piedmont Newnan has more than 1,200 employees, 600 physicians and 130 volunteers. On average, the facility serves more than 55,000 patients in the emergency department each year in addition to approximately 11,000 inpatient and 86,000 outpatient visitors each year. Physicians at the hospital perform more than 8,800 surgeries yearly.
  • In the past 10 years, Piedmont Newnan has provided more specialized services closer to home, including advanced surgical procedures, such as surgical robotics and minimally invasive procedures, cardiovascular services and cancer care. The hospital now is a certified Stroke and Chest Pain Center and accredited by the Commission on Cancer for oncology services. As a system, Piedmont has provided $1.4 billion in uncompensated care and community benefit programming to the communities we serve over the past five years.
  • In 2013, a Da Vinci Robot for surgical services and a Cardiac PET program were added.
  • In 2014, the Thomas F. Chapman Cancer Wellness Center opened at Piedmont Medical Plaza I and offers free programs and services are to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Also that year, the stroke program was started and is now certified as a primary stroke center consistently recognized by the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association as a Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award, Get With the Guidelines® Stroke and Honor Roll Elite+, Target: Stroke.
  • In 2016, the Women’s Services department, which now delivers more than 1,600 babies each year, opened a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Piedmont Newnan’s NICU offers the most advanced neonatal care and services for infants born before 32-weeks’ gestation, as well as babies born with critical illnesses, including a full range of respiratory support and advanced imaging.
  • In 2017, the Faye Hendrix-Ware Breast Health Center opened in the Piedmont Medical Plaza 1, co-located with other oncology services, offering 3-D mammography. Patients can access radiation oncology, the infusion center, physicians, surgeons, patient navigators and social workers in one convenient location, all working together to offer cancer patients seamless coordination of care. Also in 2017, a dedicated Interventional Radiology Lab opened adjacent to the Emergency Department.
  • In 2018, the heart Catheterization program started at Piedmont Newnan, offering advanced cardiology services and care for heart attacks close to home.
  • In 2019, the Holland M. Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware Advanced Care Unit opened, adding 18 critical care beds to the hospital, bringing the total licensed beds to 154. Later that year, a second Linear Accelerator was added to Radiation Oncology.
  • In 2020 and 2021, in the midst of a global pandemic, Piedmont Newnan continued to grow, to offer patients a hassle-free experience, and to add advanced equipment and service lines to offer greater access to local patients. In 2020, the second on-campus Medical Plaza opened and a new 3T MRI was added to the Piedmont Outpatient Center. In 2021, Women’s Services expanding adding four beds and Inpatient Services expanded adding nine beds. The new Piedmont Physicians Medical Oncology practice also opened welcoming Windy Dean-Colomb, M.D. and Pat Rich, M.D.

“It is our purpose to make a positive difference in every life we touch in the communities we serve, and I am proud to be part of this wonderful team we have here at Piedmont Newnan and a part of this community,” said Robertson.

For more information about Piedmont Newnan, visit piedmont.org.

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