STOCKBRIDGE/ATLANTA, GA (November 28, 2011) – After months of reviewing documents and considering testimony given at a public hearing in October, the Office of the Attorney General of Georgia gave Henry Medical Center the green light to join the Piedmont Healthcare system.
The partnership becomes official on January 1, 2012. “We are looking forward to the day the Piedmont-Henry partnership will be official,” said R. Timothy Stack, president and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare. “It’s fitting that on New Year’s Day, Piedmont will be participating in the Eagle Has Landed 5K run and fundraiser for revitalizing Eagles Landing Parkway. Becoming a part of this community is something we have been enjoying for years, and there is a lot to look forward to in 2012.”
In August 2011, The Boards of Directors of Henry Medical Center and Piedmont Healthcare and the Hospital Authority of Henry County announced the approval of the detailed terms for the addition of Henry Medical Center to Piedmont Healthcare.
“I am truly excited about what Piedmont Healthcare will bring to our hospital and to the citizens of Henry County,” said Jeff Mills, chairman of the Affiliation Steering Committee for Henry Medical Center. “The favorable finding by the Attorney General’s office is the last of several validations that a promising future as part of the Piedmont system is on the horizon.”
Georgia’s Office of the Attorney General conducts a public review process for all transactions related to the acquisition of not-for-profit hospitals in Georgia.