Piedmont Healthcare, whose flagship Piedmont Atlanta Hospital is in Buckhead, is seeking donations to two funds to support its coronavirus pandemic responses.

The COVID-19 Infrastructure Fund supports new facilities and hospital operations. The Daycare Support Fund is for a new in-house system of daycare options for hospital staff.

With a fundraising target of $10 million, the COVID-19 Infrastructure Support Fund is already helping to pay for the early opening of part of the new Marcus Tower at Piedmont Atlanta.

Other uses for the fund are drive-thru testing sites; reconfiguring labs for on-site COVID-19 testing; hospital modifications to increase intensive care unit capacity; and “equipment, technology and operating costs,” which includes buying ventilators and protective gear.

For more about the funds, see the Piedmont Healthcare website here.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.