From Special Reports

Hogansville resident, Faye Hendrix-Ware has pledged $500,000 to Piedmont Newnan Hospital to establish the Faye Hendrix-Ware Breast Cancer Fund.

“The $500,000 is just the initial commitment for this breast health center, but we plan to stay with it through completion,” said Hendrix-Ware.

The fund will increase access to genetic counseling services and implement a High Risk Breast Clinic for patients in Coweta County and surrounding communities. Piedmont Healthcare Foundation will recognize the donor in the newly constructed Breast Health Center at Piedmont Newnan in the Medical Office Building by naming the center the Faye Hendrix-Ware Breast Health Center.

“We have always received great care from Piedmont and hope to help others through this donation,” stated Hendrix-Ware. “We are going to follow Holland Ware’s example when he built the cancer centers at Emory and Auburn.”

The High Risk Breast Clinic’s goals will be to accurately identify risk, provide the highest quality genetic counseling, have a patient-centered and guideline-driven risk reduction plan and long-term minimize cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality.

“My family has had trouble with cancer, my dad died from it, and after having a recent scare myself, I knew this was where we wanted to donate,” Hendrix-Ware said. “I look forward to seeing the impact of this partnership with Piedmont, and hope new techniques can be identified to catch and treat cancer early on and save lives.”

“We are grateful to Faye and Holland for this transformational gift. Their confidence in the care we provide our patients is evident in this level of support,” said Jason G. Smith, Chief Nursing Officer, Piedmont Newnan Hospital. “Cancer is a complex disease and patients need a wider variety of treatments, medical specialists and support staff than is required for any other health disorder. This gift will improve the patient experience, increase awareness and access to care and improve early detection.”

As a not-for-profit health system, Piedmont relies on the generosity of donors like Faye Hendrix-Ware to offer many programs and services to the community. To learn more or to donate to the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation, visit piedmont.org.