STOCKBRIDGE/ATLANTA (January 1, 2012) – Today, executives from Piedmont Healthcare met with their newest employees at Piedmont Henry Hospital to welcome them into the Piedmont Healthcare family of community hospitals. After more than a year of thorough and conscientious planning, this day marks an important change for Henry County’s community hospital, from Henry Medical Center to Piedmont Henry Hospital.
To celebrate this occasion, which brings together the two healthcare organizations, Piedmont Healthcare executives will be on site at the 2012 New Year's Resolution Run 5K/10K in Stockbridge and some will be participating in this afternoon’s race, running beside Piedmont Henry Hospital employees.
“What better way to mark the New Year and a new union, then by running alongside one another for a good cause,” said Ed Lovern, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Piedmont Healthcare. “Piedmont Henry Hospital brings together two organizations dedicated to serving their local communities, cementing the prospect of enhanced healthcare in Henry County.”
During the first week of January, the community will start to see signage changes that will continue over the next couple of months. Piedmont Henry Hospital will continue to provide residents with access to the doctors and nurses that they have seen at Henry Medical Center, but behind them will be the resources and expertise of the Piedmont Healthcare system.
“This process was first initiated in spring 2010, with the knowledge that an affiliation with another healthcare organization would benefit the residents of Henry County and the community as a whole,” said Charlie Scott, president and chief executive officer of Piedmont Henry Hospital. “In Piedmont Healthcare, we have found an organization that shares our commitment to this community and a strong history of clinical excellence – the future of healthcare in Henry County is a bright one.”