Leadership Fayette rocks for babies

Thu, 02/15/2007 - 11:21am
By: The Citizen

Leadership Fayette donates rocking chairs

The 2007 Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fayette Hospital Team assisted in donating 14 rocking chairs to the new maternity center at Piedmont Fayette Hospital and a golf cart trailer to the auxillary.

"We are thrilled to accept these rockers for the mothers and babies of the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Maternity Center,” said Ingrid McIntyre, BSN, RN, director of Women’s Services. “As a family-focused birth center, we encourage practices, such as rocking, that help the family bond together. The sense of calm and peace that comes with rocking a baby is wonderful and beneficial to the entire family. We deeply appreciate the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fayette class, The Amish Place and generous community donations for making this possible."

The Leadership Fayette Hospital Team was tasked to assist Piedmont Fayette Hospital with a “wish list.” It didn’t take long for the team to meet, brainstorm and aggressively complete the project.

“We created a potential sponsor list for the rocking chairs and each set out to grant these two wishes for the hospital,” said Jennifer Cleland, Leadership Fayette Hosptial Team. “We collected $4,700 and provided seven gliders and seven rocking chairs from 12 sponsors with one sponsor donating three chairs and two sponsors donating a golf cart trailer.”

The rocking chairs were provided by Jeanie and Bill Little of The Amish Place. The rocking chair sponsors include AIS Computers, Allan Vigil Ford, Delta Community Credit Union, Dot Kite State Farm Insurance, Fayette County Development Authority, Kolcraft Enterprises, Lacy & Snyder LLC, Peachtree City Obstetrics & Gynecology, Peachtree National Bank, Regions Bank, Rinnai and Royal Learners. Allan Vigil Ford and Trailers For Less donated the golf cart trailer.

Other members of the Leadership Fayette Hospital Team include Art Ferreira, Tom Lacy, Tony Monteleone, Cecil Pittman and team mentors Vicki Turner and Melodie Reed.

The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce offers Leadership Fayette classes to forward-thinking business and community leaders. Each year, teams are established in late fall and are required to complete service projects in the community by early spring. Leadership Fayette provides participants with a broad awareness of the Fayette County community, businesses and governmental entities.

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