Names New Director of Philanthropy to Coordinate Programs in Fayetteville Area
FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 25, 2010) – Piedmont Fayette Hospital, which in the fall announced its first named gift to the hospital, is actively engaging the community in supporting the hospital through philanthropy. To direct this work, LaVann Landrum has been named to the newly created position of director of philanthropy responsible for increasing public awareness of the not-for-profit hospital as an option for those seeking to make financial gifts that help their local community.
Landrum, a native of Fayetteville and previously with the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, will coordinate the hospital’s private, foundation and corporate giving programs.
“For a variety of reasons, people may not realize that giving to Piedmont Fayette Hospital directly benefits the local community and impacts our ability to deliver world class care,” said Darrell Cutts, president and CEO of Piedmont Fayette Hospital. “An important example is our Cancer Wellness program that includes nutrition education, spirituality, movement activities, stress management, support groups and expressive arts which are funded by gifts to the hospital. Gifts to programs such as this one directly benefit the people of the Fayette area.”
“The opening of Piedmont Fayette Hospital in 1997 was the culmination of efforts by the residents of Fayette County to bring high-quality health care closer to home,” said Cutts. “We appreciate all of the support we have received over past twelve years and consider the creation of this new position to be an important step in our efforts to engage the community in supporting the hospital through philanthropy.”
In November, PFH announced that Dr. Frank Cole, an internist on the staff at PFH since 1997, gave funds designated for the creation of the Cole Rainbow Garden, a healing garden to be located adjacent to the Cancer Center, in loving memory of his mother. The garden marks the first space at PFH named by a donor. A large part of this gift will benefit Cancer Wellness.
The garden will be adjacent to PFH’s planned comprehensive cancer center, which will streamline treatment for cancer patients by providing access to diagnosis and treatment options to meet their needs through the journey. PFH conducted a Cancer Menu Survey of over 150 local cancer patients as well as caregivers, and determined a number of things important to patients during their cancer journey, and is using the information to tailor cancer wellness services. Patients were asked to prioritize the importance of wellness programs to them including movement activities such as yoga and Pilates, special events, nutrition education, stress management, support groups, spirituality, expressive arts such as art and music, energy therapies and other potential offerings.
For more information about cancer services available at Piedmont Fayette Hospital and making a gift to support Cancer Wellness, visit fayettehospital.org.