Fayetteville, Ga. (April 10, 2013) – Nurses and other clinical practitioners at Piedmont Fayette Hospital will soon have access to financial support for continuing their education, thanks to a generous donation to create the Piedmont Fayette Clinical Education Fund.
Fred Willms, M.D., chief medical officer at Piedmont Fayette, made the generous donation to start the fund for the purpose of enhancing the education of clinical employees serving patients.
“Educational advancements in the field of medicine are being made every day and it is important our staff have resources at their disposal to help them achieve new heights,” said Dr. Willms. “Anything we can do to empower and support our team in their clinical efforts will not only prepare our employees for brighter futures but enhance the clinical care received at our hospital.”
The Piedmont Fayette Clinical Education Fund will be available to nurses and other clinical practitioners for certification classes, online programs, conference attendance, speaker fees and logistics, mentoring expenses, or equipment purchase if the expense is designed to support clinicians.
“We are incredibly grateful for Dr. Willms and his passion for continuing clinical education,” said Michael Burnett, chief administrative officer at Piedmont Fayette. "His generosity will go far beyond the clinicians who directly benefit from his gift. It's another example of Piedmont's continued investment in high quality patient care."
As a not-for-profit hospital, Piedmont Fayette relies on the generosity of others like Dr. Willms in order to offer many programs and advanced medical technology to the community. For more information about the Piedmont Fayette Clinical Education Fund or to contribute, visit donate.piedmont.org.