West Georgia Health Foundation
West Georgia Health Foundation raises charitable donations for vital priorities at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center. Our current project is construction of the Center for Health & Wellbeing, which will house Outpatient Rehabilitation, a fitness center for the active aging population, a Hydroworx 2000 Aquatic Therapy Pool, a group therapy pool, an indoor/outdoor walking track, and space for group exercise and wellness classes.
Building Together for a Healthier Future
Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center is a strong and growing regional healthcare provider serving west Georgia and east Alabama that continually invests in facility improvements, new technologies and services designed to improve the health of our community. Patient revenues cannot fund all of these needs, so West Georgia Health Foundation was formed in 2004 to raise private donations for vital priorities.
Our first campaign raised $5.1 million for a new emergency department, and most recently $14 million was donated for renovation and expansion of Enoch Callaway Cancer Center. Today, we are raising $4 million to construct the Center for Health & Wellbeing at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center, which will house outpatient rehabilitation, a fitness center for the active aging population, a Hydroworx 2000 Aquatic Therapy Pool, a group therapy pool, indoor/outdoor walking track, and space for group exercise and wellness classes.
Some area residents have given up on exercise and other healthy lifestyle choices. The Center for Health & Wellbeing's supportive environment will encourage them to make a fresh start and enjoy access to medical-grade fitness equipment, walking tracks, exercise classes, and health and wellness education sessions. This will ultimately lead to patients with fewer chronic health conditions and a healthier community.
West Georgia Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law. West Georgia Health Foundation is an affiliate of the Wellstar Foundation.
Center for Health & Wellbeing
We all want to live to a ripe old age, but the health and vitality we desire for our senior years are the result of lifestyle choices made throughout adulthood. Fortunately, even those who start making healthy choices later in life can realize valuable benefits.
The Center for Health & Wellbeing at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center will bridge the gap between medicine and fitness, empowering those who don’t exercise due to physical or medical limitations to achieve long-term fitness and health goals.
The new facility will house Wellstar West Georgia’s Outpatient Rehabilitation, a medical fitness center with traditional and medically accessible equipment, Hydroworx 2000 Aquatic Therapy Pool, group activities pool, indoor/outdoor walking track, shower/dressing rooms, and group exercise and wellness education classes.
The medically supervised fitness center will offer personalized health coaching and explore lifestyle choices that could reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, dementia, and other chronic health conditions.
The Hydroworx 2000 Aquatic Therapy Pool will allow for rehab earlier after injury or surgery and features a treadmill that raises for easy entry, resistance jets for deep tissue massage, and underwater cameras for enhanced diagnostics.
The Center for Health & Wellbeing will be unique in our area and a haven for individuals who have been left behind by fitness programs focusing on the healthy population. Please join us in support of the Center for Health & Wellbeing and help local residents create healthier lives.
Thank you so much for your support of the Center for Health & Wellbeing!
Ways to Give
Personal annual gifts of $100 to $9,999. Annual donations are an important source of support for our fundraising campaigns and are greatly appreciated. Your employer may match your gift. Simply contact your HR department and send the matching gift form with your donation. The additional gift is credited to your membership level.
Corporate Honor Roll
Corporate campaign gifts of $2,500 or more. Members are recognized at appreciation events, in media postings, and on the Philanthropy Center in WGMC’s main lobby atrium. Pledges are payable over three years and naming opportunities are available for gifts of $50,000+.
Personal campaign gifts of $10,000 or more. Members receive a unique gift and are recognized at events and on the Philanthropy Center in WGMC’s main lobby atrium. Pledges are payable over three years and naming opportunities are available for gifts of $50,000+. Please call for stock transfer instructions if needed.
Planned gifts such as wills, trusts, insurance policies. Members are displayed on the Philanthropy Center in WGMC’s main lobby atrium. Consult your advisors to select the best option for you and provide them with this wording:West Georgia Health Foundation Inc.
1514 Vernon Road, LaGrange, GA 30240
Memorial & Honorary Gifts
Observe a special occasion, honor someone who made a difference in your life, or thank a medical professional who provided excellent care. We will send a notification card to your honoree or their family.
Wellstar WGMC’s team member campaign. Members supported the campaign for a new Emergency Department with gifts of $565,000 and the renovation of Enoch Callaway Cancer Center with donations totaling $1.6 million.
Board and Volunteer Committees
West Georgia Health Foundation Board of Directors
- Jake Jones (Chairman)
- Dr. Sandy Simmons (Vice Chairman)
- Coleman Foss (Secretary)
- Cortney Herndon
- Speer Burdette
- Patsy Manning
- Candice Saunders
Annual Gifts Committee
Corporate Gifts Committee
Special Gifts Committee
Signature Gifts Committee
Planned Gifts Committee
Employee Gifts Committee
West Georgia Health Foundation InsidersThe Insiders Series welcomes 20 new participants each year. The program’s goal is to educate community leaders about the excellent medical care available at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center and advances in healthcare that could affect local families and businesses. Participants attend eight two-hour monthly sessions, tour key departments, meet with physicians, and learn about advanced technologies. Contact us for more information. Past graduates (* deceased): Wayne Abbott* (2013), Kim Adams (2018), Jerome Alford (2017), Sharon Alford (2019), Mike Angstadt (2016), John Asbell (2017), Latesa Bailey (2019), Judge Markette Baker (2019), Kim Banks (2018), Lenny Bateman (2016), LaSwann Beasley (2022), Ted Beason (2019), Michele Bedingfield (2018), Dr. Kim Bond (2014), Capt. Derwin Brewer (2016), Dr. Janice Brewer (2015), Brandon Brooks (2019), Curtis Brown, Jr. (2018), Sherri Brown (2019), Robby Burch (2015), Debbie Burdette (2014), Speer Burdette (2013), Kelly Cain (2015), Adam Camp (2018), Andy Camp (2014), Dr. Kathy Carlisle (2016), Bobby Carmichael (2013), John Cipolla (2018), Lauren Clark (2018), Chris Cleaveland (2016), Sheri Cody (2017), Dr. Robert Coggins (2014), Dawn Coker (2015), Stuart Countess (2017), Kyle Crawford (2017), Patrick Crews (2016), Jean Crocker* (2014) Russ Davidson (2017), Craig DeLoach (2019), Gayle Devereaux (2015), Michael Dollar (2015), Betty Drinkard (2013), Nancy Durand (2014), Dr. Willie Edmondson (2013), Tim Ellen (2014), Lt. Kelli Ellington (2016), Capt. Mike Ellington (2017), Rep. Carl Von Epps (2014), Page Estes (2013), Dr. Charlie Ferguson (2013), Shane Frailey (2017), Jane Fryer (2017), Drew Gay (2018), Althina Glanton (2017), Kirk Hancock (2017), Ellen Hudson Harris (2013), Bethany Headrick (2022), Zsa Zsa Heard (2022), Mandy Hill (2019), John Holle (2015), Cathy Hunt (2019), Dale Jackson (2017), Shannon Johnson (2018), Alynda Jones (2018), Byron Jones (2016), Jake Jones (2016), Will Jones (2014), Brant Kelsey (2015), Meg Kelsey (2018), Meredith Key (2017), Kirk Kilgore (2022), Lt. Mark Kostial (2019), Scott Landa (2015), Trae Long (2019), Yvonne Lopez (2019), Jeff Lukken (2013), Beverly Lundberg (2013) Jan Mallory (2014), Rick Mallory* (2013), Scott Malone (2014), Brent Matthews (2018), Dianne Matthews (2018), Dr. Dan McAlexander (2013), Kenny McCamey (2013), Jena McClendon (2017), Ashley McCoy (2019), Marshall McCoy (2018), David McKibben (2016), John McKibben (2013), Frank McRae (2014), Mike Merideth (2019), Carrie Mills (2019), Mark Mitchell (2017), Rhonda Mitchell (2019), Leon Moody (2016), Jack Morman (2017), Eric Mosley (2019), June Nelson (2014), Rebecca Roth Nicks (2017), Rep. Randy Nix (2015), Carl Parke (2015), Mike Patton (2014), Rep. John Pezold (2016), Neal Phillips (2019), Stephanie Preston (2014), Joe Ragland (2015), Andy Rainey (2018), Esther Rainey (2014), Marlene Rhodes (2015), Holly Roberts (2016), Sheila Rowe (2016) Casey Smith (2017), Charles Smith (2014), Edward Smith (2014), Skip Smith (2016), Sgt. Stewart Smith (2018), Wesley Smith (2013), Mayor Bill Stankiewicz (2019), Dr. George Stefenelli* (2013), Shelley Strickland (2022), Bill Stump (2016), Capt. Nathan Taylor (2022), Tod Tentler (2015), Patrick Terrail (2014), Mayor Jim Thornton (2013), Kathy Tilley (2018), Rep. Bob Trammell (2016), Chris Turk (2016), Katie Mercer Van Schoor (2019), Stephanie Varner (2022), Phil Waldrop (2017), Jason Weldon (2018), Stacey Weldon (2016), Alton West (2018), Dr. Chris Williams (2017), Deedee Williams (2015), Renae Willis (2015), Mike Wilson (2022), Ricky Wolfe (2013), Sheriff James Woodruff (2014), James Woods (2016), Gerald Wyatt (2022), Ley Wynne (2015), Ben Yates (2018), Laurie Yates (2022), Ken Young (2015), Patty Youngblood (2013)
Make a Gift
Donations to the West Georgia Health Foundation enhance local healthcare. Your gift will help build the Center for Health & Wellbeing at Wellstar West Georgia Medical Center, which will house Outpatient Rehabilitation, a fitness center for the active aging population, a Hydroworx 2000 Aquatic Therapy Pool, a group therapy pool, an indoor/outdoor walking track, and space for group exercise and wellness classes. Thank you for your support.