Piedmont Newnan Hospital announces two staff changes

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A couple of staff changes including Jennifer Palmer and Ashley Bonner have been announced by Piedmont Newnan Hospital.

Jennifer Palmer, J.D., recently joined the Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness Center as Program Coordinator for the facility.

Previously, the Volunteer Services Specialist for Piedmont Newnan Hospital since 2016, Jennifer was an integral part of expanding the volunteer program. She is also the leader of the local Women’s Leadership Alliance and an active member of the hospital’s Community Connect Board.

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from the University of Florida in 1993 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1999. Jennifer is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.

Jennifer personally experienced the heartache of cancer when her father battled and eventually died of esophageal cancer in 2004. In retrospect, he was not offered the wellness options that would have improved his quality of life. Three years later, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she assisted her as she fought the disease with the help of local Piedmont physicians. Unfortunately, the cancer returned, and her mother passed away in 2014. These experiences created an interest in cancer and a desire to help those fighting the disease. She hopes to use her background and connections in the community to grow awareness of Cancer Wellness and increase the services it provides to residents of Coweta County and its surrounding areas.

Ashley Bonner was welcomed as the new Volunteer Services Specialist for Piedmont Newnan Hospital in January. Her focus will be on volunteer recruitment and retention, as well as increasing sales in the Poplar Shop. Ashley joins Piedmont from Christian City where she managed all fundraising events and donor relations. She graduated from Fayette County High School and earned her associate’s degree from Gordon College.

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