When Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton opens its doors 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 last month.
Henry Braselton served as mayor of Braselton from 1988-2001. He was a member of the town council for more than 40 years, a visionary businessman and a beloved member of the community which bears his family name. He died 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,” said 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 health care for Braselton and surrounding communities.”
“The Medical Center Foundation is grateful and humbled by the Braselton family’s decision to give this generous and meaningful gift, which will make a difference in the lives of others for generations to come,” said Nancy Colston, president and chief development officer for The Medical Center Foundation. “The chapel will be a lasting tribute to the love Henry Braselton had for his family, his community, and his creator.”
For more information, call 770-219-8099 or visit www.TheMedicalCenterFoundation.org.