Bernie Marcus, Home Depot Co-Founder, Donates $20 Million To Launch Heart Valve Center at Piedmont Heart
By Adam Pick on February 4, 2014
Over the past 9 months, I’ve been very fortunate to meet several surgeons from Piedmont Heart Institute in Georgia. As you might recall, I recently attended a medical mission in the Dominican Republic with Dr. Federico Milla and Dr. John Gott.
If you didn’t know… Piedmont Heart received a $20 million donation from Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, to launch a dedicated heart valve reference center in Atlanta. Here is a really neat interview with Mr. Marcus about the reasons he wanted to create a new heart valve center at Piedmont.
As a regional valve reference clinic, the Marcus Heart Valve Center has been designed to be a “one-stop shop” for patients with heart valve problems. In addition, the Marcus Heart Valve Center is developing academic capabilities to help teach physicians about the latest advancements in valvular disease.
Keep on tickin!
JOHN COURTER says on February 12th, 2014 at 4:55 pm
I agree with the assessment of Bernie Marcus. I just received a new aortic valve and a by-pass at the same time. The treatment of staff was incredible, and the procedure very successful. Thank you Mr. Marcus and Piedmont staff, especially the nurses and Drs Kauten and Dr Rajasopal and Phil Miller for his great follow up. The nursing staff was incredibly positive, loved their jobs and made the stay as pleasant as possible. Thanks to all.