Cartersville (July 26, 2023) – Piedmont’s community benefit program, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities that Piedmont serves, has made investments for 21 community clinics, totaling $200,000.

Those organizations serve the local communities where each of Piedmont’s 22 hospitals are located. The grants range between $5,000 and $10,000 per organization. Tonsmeire Community Clinic in Cartersville received a $10,000 grant.

“Piedmont is driving real change in Georgia and these clinics play an important role in providing access to health care in our communities,” said Thomas Worthy, vice president of government and external affairs at Piedmont Healthcare. “The communities that our hospitals are a part of become even stronger when nonprofit organizations, like the great ones with which we are partnering, become healthier and livelier through these investments.”

The investments focus on organizations that provide direct service, access to primary and specialty care, community-based health support services and social determinants of health.

“I’m so pleased to learn Tonsmeire Community Clinic in Cartersville was named a grant recipient by Piedmont,” said Lori Rakes, CEO, Piedmont Cartersville. “The clinic fulfills a critical need in our community, providing dental services to low income families. They are deserving of the grant which will help them continue their mission.”

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. The Leapfrog Group, a non-profit organization that rates hospitals on safety, has consistently awarded Piedmont more A grades than any system in Georgia. 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, 67 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 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.

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