The Perry Memorial Hospital Foundation announced the 2019 Living Legacy Annual Campaign at a kickoff event Wednesday, September 25. The goal is to raise $500,000 for the Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic building, which is scheduled to open February 2020.
The Perry Memorial Hospital Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life, through philanthropy, for those served by Perry Memorial Hospital. Over the past 100 years, the availability of local healthcare through Perry has helped bring about the strong community we have today. It is imperative to continue to provide and improve primary care for the future generations of families, children and grandchildren.
Sue Spratt, Perry Memorial Hospital Foundation Chair said, “The Foundation’s goal has always been to enhance the quality of life, through philanthropy. We want to make a difference in the life and health of our neighbors providing easy access to healthcare.”
Over the past five years, the Perry Memorial Family Health Clinic has actively recruited physicians and nurse practitioners to meet our communities’ future health needs and increase access to primary care. The team of four providers in 2014 has grown to ten in 2019, including two internists—who are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage long-term conditions—along with family physicians with vast experience diagnosing and treating common illnesses and medical conditions, a part-time pediatrician, and five nurse practitioners offering basic disease prevention and care coordination.
The Georgia Fay Estate has left a generous donation to be the foundation of Perry’s Foundation “Living Legacy” campaign to enhance and offer another 100 years of community care. Georgia’s life journey included her scheduled doctor visits. She was steadfast in receiving care from her Perry care team. She had a special place in her heart for the life connections she made. Georgia valued the importance of local healthcare and the support it provided to the community she loved. Her spirit will live on with her generous donation to the Perry Memorial Hospital Foundation. Her contribution will enhance patient care while promoting health and wellness during every stage of life.
Even though you may not use Perry’s healthcare services every day, Perry is here when you need us. We will be ready to provide the best care for you and your loved ones. Consider supporting Perry Memorial Hospital’s Living Legacy Family Health Clinic Campaign, providing community care for the next 100 years.
Anyone interested in donating to the Living Legacy Campaign or learning more about how to support Perry should visit www.perrymemorial.org/legacy or call 815-876-4481.
Pictured (l to r): Attorney Curtis Ford, Rex Piper (executor of the Georgia Fay estate), and Foundation chairwoman Sue Spratt