From Special Reports

Hogansville residents, Holland Ware and Faye Hendrix-Ware have pledged $2 million to support construction of a new 18-bed Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.

“Partnering with Piedmont Newnan Hospital and seeing the expansion is something I have been hoping for,” said Ware. “This is an honor for me and my family and we are looking forward to seeing the same level of care and concern that Piedmont has shown in all other areas of patient care. After completion, we look forward to partnering on other projects to further research, education and the treatment of cancer.”

The $8.5 million expansion will increase the total number of beds at Piedmont Newnan and allow the hospital to serve more of the critically ill close to home. Upon completion, Ware and Hendrix-Ware will have the right to name each of the patient rooms, in honor of their contribution.

“I am greatly honored that the Intermediate Care Unit at Piedmont Newnan Hospital is recognizing me by naming rooms for my family,” added Ware.

Last summer, Piedmont Newnan opened the Faye Hendrix-Ware Breast Health Center, establishing a high-risk breast clinic here in Newnan, thanks to contributions from Ware and Hendrix-Ware.

“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 we look forward to the positive impact both the high-risk breast clinic and opening of the intermediate care unit will have on our communities.”

Piedmont Newnan is a 136-bed, acute-care, community hospital in Newnan, Georgia, and the only acute-care facility in Coweta County. Since opening a new facility in 2012, the hospital has seen tremendous growth and in 2017 admitted just under 10,000 patients. The expansion will allow Piedmont Newnan to keep more patients close to home for care. Construction on the new intermediate care unit is expected to start at the end of May 2018 and the hospital anticipates completion by the end of November 2018.

“We are extremely grateful to Faye and Holland 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 and this expansion will continue to propel us forward and have a huge positive impact on patient care.”

As a not-for-profit health system, Piedmont relies on the generosity of donors like Holland Ware and 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.