Fayetteville, Ga. (September 17, 2013) – Piedmont Fayette Hospital celebrates 16 years of service to the community on Tuesday, September 17. To commemorate, here are 16 sweet facts about Piedmont Fayette.
- When it opened in 1997, Piedmont Fayette was the first new hospital built in the Atlanta area in 14 years.
- Piedmont Fayette employed less than 200 people when its doors opened in 1997. Today, the hospital employs more than 1,400 people.
- 14,490. The number of patients that sought treatment in the emergency department the first year Piedmont Fayette was open. That number has since grown to 63,032 during fiscal year 2013.
- Originally known as Fayette Community Hospital but always a part of Piedmont Healthcare, the hospital was renamed Piedmont Fayette on November 15, 2004.
- Piedmont Fayette was first named among Health Care’s Most Wired by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine in 2005 and has earned this recognition almost every year since then.
- The first baby delivered at Piedmont Fayette’s Maternity Center was Jeremiah Kristian James on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 12:26 p.m. Nearly one year later on August 6, 2007, Wyatt Asa Walker was the 1,000th baby to be born at Piedmont Fayette.
- In 2008, the Georgia Department of Community Health approved Piedmont Fayette’s Certificate of Need application for a linear accelerator (LINAC), which generates energy for external beam radiation treatments for cancer patients. This fall, a second LINAC will be available at Piedmont Fayette.
- 726,436. The number of service hours Piedmont Fayette’s auxiliary has completed since 1997.
- In 2009, hospital officials held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Piedmont Fayette Cancer Center.
- Piedmont Fayette was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® for the fifth time in the 2010 Thomson Reuters study. At that point, no other Georgia hospital had earned this distinction more times.
- 5,725. The number of people who have visited Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette, which includes free services and programs to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers (regardless of whether or not they are Piedmont patients). Cancer Wellness at Piedmont was brought to Fayette in 2010, thanks to a gift to Piedmont Healthcare Foundation from Tom Chapman and family.
- In 2011, U.S. News & World Report rated Piedmont Fayette’s patient satisfaction among the best in Georgia.
- The Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center at Piedmont Fayette opened in March 2012 offering a full spectrum of clinical services for the treatment of wounds including those complicated by diabetes, poor circulation and infections.
- In 2012, Piedmont Fayette was recognized among Georgia Trend’s Top Small Georgia Hospitals.
- May 1, 2013. The date Piedmont Fayette transitioned to a new, comprehensive electronic medical record and practice management system called Epic.
- This year, Piedmont Fayette not only earned accreditation as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care but was also recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association with the Get with the Guidelines Bronze Stroke Achievement Award.
For more information about Piedmont Fayette Hospital, visit piedmontfayette.org.