When Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Braselton opens its doors on April 1, patients and visitors will be able to find respite in a chapel named in memory of a pillar of the local community – all thanks to a donation from his family.
Jim Moore, chairman of The Medical Center Foundation board, made the special announcement about the new signature gift from the family of Henry Edward Braselton during a celebration Thursday night. Mr. Braselton served as mayor of Braselton from 1988-2001 and was a member of the Braselton town council for more than 40 years, a visionary businessman and a beloved member of the community which bears his family name. He passed away in 2009.
“Henry served on Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s advisory board and was at the table developing plans to prepare NGMC for future growth,” says Anthony Williamson, president of NGMC Braselton. “Before his passing, he participated in the cornerstone ceremony on the grounds of the new hospital. He was so very proud about future access to healthcare for Braselton and surrounding communities.”
The chapel will be completed when NGMC Braselton opens in the spring of 2015. Prominently situated along the ground floor main corridor amidst the 100-bed hospital’s full service cafe and atrium dinning space, the Braselton family’s gift will make possible a reverent destination of hope and healing for patients, their families, and staff. The chapel will include beautifully custom made light filtering stained glass windows, craftsman bench seating, a custom water feature, Georgian stone and wood floors and accent paneling throughout.
“The Medical Center Foundation is grateful and humbled by the Braselton family’s decision to give this meaningful gift, which will make a difference in the lives of others for generations to come,” adds Nancy Colston, president and chief development officer for The Medical Center Foundation. “They are creating a very heartfelt legacy for someone who meant so much to them. The chapel will be a lasting tribute to the love Henry Braselton had for his family, his community, and his Creator.”
For more information, please contact Maggie James, Signature Gifts Officer, at 770-219-8099