After a 35-year career with the E.I. DuPont company in Wilmington, DE, Herman H. Egner was a devoted volunteer at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA before moving to Peachtree City. He soon became a member of the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary, serving for nine years. He spent a majority of that time as a driver of the courtesy carts, transporting patients and visitors to and from their cars. After he passed away in January of 2018, his family wanted to do something to honor his legacy. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, they donated a golf cart to the hospital in his memory.
“Volunteering at Piedmont Fayette and being a courtesy cart driver was important to our father,” said Carolyn Grant, one of Herman’s three daughters. “We wanted to find a way to further his legacy of continuing to help others and give back to the community. We think this brand new golf cart honoring our father’s memory, is a wonderful way to do that.”
Herman’s daughters and the Egner’s family and friends donated over $10,000 to purchase a brand new golf cart. Golf Rider of Peachtree City supported this effort by providing a fan, strobe light, and a Sunbrella golf cart cover at no charge. The new golf cart, which memorializes Herman’s 1,418 hours of driving a courtesy cart and nine years of service to the Auxiliary, is now in service at the hospital.
“Herman Egner was an extremely dedicated volunteer and driver, driving in rain, extreme heat, and even snow, to make sure that our patients and visitors had a good, and safe, experience at our hospital,” said Piedmont Fayette CEO Michael Burnett. “Herman served as a great example of our purpose at Piedmont – to make a positive difference in every life we touch.”
For more information on the Piedmont Fayette Hospital Auxiliary or the Piedmont Foundation, which coordinates contributions that impact Piedmont’s not-for-profit hospitals and our local communities, visit piedmont.org.