Hospital Garden Party raises funds for Emergency Department


By Monroe Roark
Times Correspondent



Piedmont Henry Hospital officials announced recently that nearly $200,000 was raised for its Emergency Department at the recent Garden Party, its biggest fundraiser of the year. The 38th annual event took place Aug. 25 at Eagle’s Landing Country Club.

In addition to proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships, the total included $100,000 in contributions from the hospital’s Emergency Department physicians according to a statement released by the hospital.

Piedmont Henry’s Emergency Department is reportedly the busiest in the entire Piedmont Healthcare system, serving nearly 90,000 patients every year.

All funds raised will go toward new equipment and furnishings to enhance the appearance and patient flow of the department, while also making further improvements and advanced technologies possible.

“We are thankful for the incredible support of our many sponsors and donors who came together to make the event a major success. We are particularly grateful for the generosity of Dr. Sam Lorenzo and the Emergency Department physicians and practitioners,” said Deborah Armstrong, CEO of Piedmont Henry Hospital. “These contributions are crucial to our ongoing efforts to provide the best experience and highest quality of patient-centered care for our patients in our very busy emergency department.”

Officials reported that the hospital has embarked on several renovation projects to expand the Emergency Department’s capacity to meet the growing healthcare needs of the community, including construction of a new 20-bed observation unit currently underway and slated for completion in October.

“The comfort and well-being of our patients is of the utmost importance to us,” said Arms-trong. “Our goal is to ease the existing capacity issues and lower patient wait times by creating additional space to see more patients in an efficient and timely manner.”

Major sponsors of the Garden Party included the medical staff of Piedmont Henry and Eagles Landing OB/GYN.

For more information about Piedmont Henry Hospital, visit piedmont.org/henry