Piedmont Newnan receives $2 million giftBy ALEX MCRAE
Officials of Piedmont Newnan Hospital have announced that Whitesburg residents Reese and Mimsie Lanier have donated $2 million to Piedmont Newnan Hospital for the development of a comprehensive Neurosciences and Learning Institute.
The neuroscience program will focus on diagnosis, management and education for patients of diseases that affect either the central or peripheral nervous system such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease and more. Patients of the Neurosciences and Learning Institute will be treated by neurologic specialists and surgeons, experience the latest in technology and have the convenience of additional on-site patient education and support.
“It is evident Mr. and Mrs. Lanier care very deeply about the people in the surrounding communities and their access to specialized healthcare,” said Michael Bass, CEO of Piedmont Newnan Hospital. “With their contribution, we will be able to jumpstart this program that will benefit people for years to come. We are incredibly grateful for their generosity and continued support of our hospital.”
“Mimsie and I wanted to make a gift to Piedmont Newnan Hospital for several reasons,” said Reese Lanier. “I wanted to honor the relationship I have with my long-time friend, physician and Piedmont Newnan Hospital board member Dr. Truett Jarrard. In addition, I have received excellent care from cardiologist Dr. Charles Wickliffe and many other Piedmont physicians throughout my lifetime, and I value the expertise Piedmont will bring to our community.”
The Lanier donation will be used to fund the initial phases of construction and equipment at the Neurosciences and Learning Institute. It is part of an $8 million fundraising campaign called “Building on our Promise” for Piedmont Newnan Hospital.