Anonymous Donor Honors Frontline Staff with Artwork

Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Visitors to Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) in Gainesville can now view original artwork honoring frontline staff for their bravery during the height of COVID-19. The artwork, which was commissioned by an anonymous donor through the North Georgia Community Foundation, was painted by French artist Alexis Le Borgne and entitled “Plus Que Les Mots” (English for “More than Words”). It reflects the trauma, loss, compassion and hope of frontline workers during the pandemic.

“Frontline staff give their all to their patients,” said Pierpont “Pepper” Brown, MD, general surgeon at NGMC and chair of the Northeast Georgia Health System Foundation. “They live and breathe for them and we are grateful for their dedication and compassion during the pandemic and beyond. This generous donor was moved by those qualities and recognized them with this gift. We hope that each visitor to the Gainesville campus will see the painting and reflect on the feelings displayed there.”

Copies of the original artwork can also be seen on the other NGMC campuses in Braselton, Dahlonega and Barrow. To learn more about how you can honor frontline staff, visit

About Northeast Georgia Medical Center

Since 1951, Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has been on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do. With hospitals located in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder and Dahlonega, the four NGMC campuses have a total of more than 750 beds and more than 1,200 medical staff members representing more than 60 specialties. NGMC is part of Northeast Georgia Health System, a non-profit that cares for more than one million people across more than 19 counties. Learn more at