Piedmont Newnan Donates $15,000 to West Georgia Technical College

Staff Report From Newnan CEO

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Representatives from Piedmont Newnan Hospital recently presented a check for $15,000 to the West Georgia Technical College Foundation to support student scholarships and strengthen the partnership between the hospital and college. The gift is annual support as part of a five-year commitment signed in 2017.

Piedmont Newnan Hospital CEO Michael Robertson presented the check in the Community Room at West Georgia Tech’s Coweta Campus during a recent Chamber of Commerce event hosted by the College.

“We are grateful for the support of Piedmont Newnan as we work together to serve our community,” West Georgia Technical College President Dr. Scott Rule said. “In order to provide excellent care, Piedmont Newnan needs highly skilled nurses, radiographers, phlebotomists and other medical staff, and they also need skilled technicians to keep their physical plant running smoothly. Our partnership means our graduates get the opportunity to work in a great organization like Piedmont Newnan, and the hospital has a ready pipeline of trained workers.”

Rule said the college’s partnership with Piedmont Newnan is a “shining example” of how West Georgia Tech can team up with community partners to give students a chance to learn and be ready to enter the workforce from day one.

“As a not-for-profit organization, our success enables us to give back to our community and support local partners like West Georgia Technical College, aligning our healthcare focus with their students’ needs to promote academic success and healthy living at an early age,” Robertson said.

“Support from the communities we serve means everything to us at West Georgia Tech,” Rule said. “Mutually beneficial partnerships like the one we enjoy with Piedmont Newnan Hospital are critical to our mission of providing a relevant and affordable education for our students.”