Dr. Sam Lorenzo Inspires Future Giving to Piedmont Henry

Dr. Lorenzo with patientPiedmont Henry Hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) is often referred to as “Piedmont’s busiest ED.” No one knows that better than Dr. Samuel Lorenzo, Medical Director of the ED for 15 years. Conveniently located along I-75, the ED plays a critical role within the community, serving emergency medical needs of residents in Henry, Clayton, Butts, and Spalding counties, and in the surrounding communities. As the main point of entry for most patients who come to the hospital, Piedmont Henry’s ED cares for nearly 90,000 patients each year.

As patient volume continues to rise, the ED has gone through multiple renovations to alleviate capacity issues resulting from continued growth. The improvements are designed to optimize patient flow and reduce patient wait times. Dr. Lorenzo has led a team of board-certified emergency department physicians and experienced nurses through these renovations. He will also lead the team through future projects and initiatives to ensure the ED is meeting the healthcare needs of Henry’s growing community.

As a Piedmont Healthcare Foundation Board Member, Dr. Lorenzo understands the power of philanthropy in healthcare. Since joining the hospital in 2001, he’s proven to be an important community champion and donor to Piedmont Henry. In 2018, he made a generous personal contribution to establish a fund to benefit the Piedmont Henry ED.

Of his donation to the ED, Dr. Lorenzo says, “I believe in investing in the health and wellness of my community. Giving to Piedmont Henry makes all of that possible, and I invite my friends, colleagues, and community members to join me in supporting quality healthcare for all patients.”

Because of his dedication and passion in this area, the ED fund has already seen significant growth. Proceeds from the fund will be used to advance emergency services at Piedmont Henry Hospital by purchasing new medical equipment and furnishings for the ED. This will not only ensure our patients and families have the most comfortable experience possible but more importantly, improve our ability to deliver the highest quality of patient-centered care in a safe, efficient and timely manner.

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