FRANKLIN, Tenn. — The Williamson Medical Center Foundation announced today that it has been awarded a $150,000 grant toward funding the medical center’s palliative care program. The grant was provided by the Potter Foundation whose purpose is to support charitable organizations throughout the southeast with a concentration on life-altering activities.
“We are grateful to the Potter Foundation for the support they have provided,” said Foundation Associate, Leigh Williams. “This grant will enable our palliative care team to serve the families of our patients who are facing difficult decisions and situations related to end-of-life care.
Williamson Medical Center’s palliative care program, which is enrolled in the National Palliative Care Registry™, provides patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness. Care is provided as an extra layer of support with the goal of improving the quality of life for both the patient and their family.
Jamey Parker, co-chairman of the Williamson Medical Foundation Board, says the grant is critical towards the hospital’s palliative care funding.
“It’s making it possible to deliver this type of specialized care to the community,” Parker said. “In healthcare, a lot of people fall into a gap and it can be difficult for them to navigate out. Palliative care is the bridge over that gap and matches the need of the patient and the provider. Receiving this grant from the Potter Foundation allows for us to provide and fund this particular program and makes it possible for another year.”
PHOTO: Members of the Williamson Medical Center Foundation and Palliative Care team at Williamson Medical Center (L-R, Top):
Leigh Williams, Steve Smith, Starling Evans, M.D., Jamey Parker. (L-R, Bottom): Shari Seaman, PA-C, Devin Sherman, M.D.