NEWNAN, Ga. (March 2, 2011)—After careful consideration and hundreds of responses from citizens of Coweta County and surrounding areas, the hospital has decided to retain the Piedmont Newnan Hospital name.
Rendering of the new Piedmont Newnan Hospital
In the summer of 2006, as Piedmont Healthcare (Piedmont) worked with Newnan Hospital to finalize the acquisition of the hospital facility on Hospital Road, Piedmont formed an advisory council of local citizens to gain input from Coweta County residents concerning the acquisition and the proposed replacement facility to be built. Because at the time Piedmont had not announced the name it would give to the acquired hospital or the replacement facility, the advisory council asked that the community be allowed to offer opinions as to a name. Piedmont agreed to do so, and accordingly, in late 2010, Piedmont Newnan Hospital invited the community to participate in a naming survey.
“Interestingly enough, the results of our survey were inconclusive, with approximately half of the respondents favoring a name change, and the other half of the respondents preferring no change,” said Michael Bass, Piedmont Newnan Hospital president and CEO. “After evaluating several factors, including the community survey results, we have decided to keep the Piedmont Newnan Hospital name.”
“We thank everyone who took the time to participate in our survey process,” continued Bass. “One of the most poignant messages we heard is that the community wants to be certain we are providing the very best healthcare services, regardless of our name. As we plan for the future of healthcare with our replacement hospital facility, as well as take care of our community members in our current facility today, we are diligently working to ensure we live up to those expectations.”
Construction on the new hospital facility on Poplar Road continues to progress, with the focus of the project soon to turn to the interior build-out. The Piedmont Newnan Hospital family looks forward to its opening in the spring of 2012.
For the latest news regarding the replacement hospital project, including a live web cam view of the construction, visit piedmontnewnan.org/construction. A discussion of issues affecting healthcare in the Coweta community takes place on the Piedmont Newnan Hospital page on Facebook, located at facebook.com/PiedmontNewnanHospital.