Piedmont Walton Cookout for a Cause to benefit Women’s Services Fund

press release from Piedmont Walton

Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase a $50,000 nursery transport bed with infant resuscitation system

Monroe, Ga. (September 18, 2023)— Piedmont Walton Hospital will host a fundraising event on Friday, September 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the hospital’s new covered outdoor picnic space. This is to enefit the Women’s Service Fund established with the Piedmont Foundation to purchase a nursery transport bed with a stand-alone infant resuscitation system. The inaugural Cookout for a Cause, presented by the Women’s Health and Wellness Clinic, will give community members the opportunity to visit with hospital staff while supporting a project that will benefit the hospital’s smallest and most fragile patients.

“We hope the community will join us at the Cookout for a Cause and support our Women’s Services Fund as well as spend time with our frontline staff,” Piedmont Walton CEO Blake Watts said in a press release. “With the support of our sponsors, employees, and community donors, we continue to provide high-quality healthcare in Walton County with the most up-to-date equipment and software.”

As a non-profit hospital, Piedmont Walton relies on generous donations to help expand patient services and update equipment and the facility as it grows. The proceeds from the cookout will be used to offset the $50,000 cost of a nursery transport bed with a stand-alone infant resuscitation system. This piece of equipment will bring life-saving capabilities virtually anywhere in the hospital, providing fast, easy, integrated access to critical equipment needed for safe, effective resuscitation of newborns.

Sponsorship opportunities for businesses and individuals are still available. For questions or more information on tickets, sponsorships, or anything else about the cookout, contact Heather Boyce at heather.boyce@piedmont.org. Tickets and event t-shirts can be purchased at give.piedmont.org/pwhcookout.

About Piedmont: Piedmont is empowering Georgians by changing health care. We continue to fuel Georgia’s growth through safe, high-quality care close to home through an integrated health care system that provides a hassle-free, unified experience. We are a private, not-for-profit organization that for centuries has lived up to our purpose to make a positive difference in every life we touch in the communities we serve. Across our 1,600 physical locations we care for 3.7 million patients and serve communities that comprise 80 percent of Georgia’s population. This includes 22 hospitals, 65 Piedmont Urgent Care centers, 25 QuickCare locations, 1,875 Piedmont Clinic physician practices and nearly 3,100 Piedmont Clinic members. Millions of patients conveniently engage with Piedmont online, as they visited Piedmont.org and Piedmont MyChart over 30 million times, scheduled more than 515,000 online appointments and over 154,000 virtual visits. With more than 44,000 care givers we are the largest Georgia-based employer of Georgians, who all came for the job, but stayed for the people. In 2023, Piedmont has earned recognition from Newsweek as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity and also as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women. In 2022, Forbes ranked Piedmont on its list of the Best Large Employers in the United States. In addition, Piedmont provided nearly $360 million in Community Benefit in Fiscal Year 2022, including approximately $310 million in uncompensated care.

For more information, or to book your next appointment, visit piedmont.org

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