Piedmont Hospital Appoints Lila Hertz Board Chair

Piedmont Hospital Appoints Lila Hertz Board Chair

Community leader and philanthropist is named chair of hospital board.

Lila Hertz is chair of Piedmont Hospital’s board of directors.
Lila Hertz is chair of Piedmont Hospital’s board of directors.

Lila Hertz has been appointed chair of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital’s board of directors.

Hertz served as a member of the board of directors from 2003 to 2009, rejoining in 2019. She served on the Piedmont Healthcare Board of Directors from 2009 until 2018. She earned the Georgia Hospital Association’s Distinguished Service Award in 2013 for her work with Piedmont.

Hertz is well known for her leadership and service to a variety of organizations and causes in Atlanta, particularly in the areas of health care and child welfare.

In addition to her work at Piedmont, Hertz has served as board president of Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta; co-chair of the Jeffrey Fashion Cares fundraiser for 18 years (benefitting Komen and Atlanta AIDS Fund) and board chair for the Alliance Theatre. She has also supported Camp Twin Lakes by co-chairing special events and fundraising.

In addition to GHA, Hertz has been recognized with awards from other organizations, including the American Jewish Committee, Prevent Child Abuse Georgia, the Anti-Defamation League and the National Council of Jewish Women. In 2017, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Atlanta Chapter, presented Lila and Doug Hertz with the Philanthropists of the Year Award.

“Piedmont Healthcare has benefitted from Lila’s commitment, enthusiasm and leadership over the years,” said Dr. Patrick Battey, CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. “Lila’s dedication to the community is evident in all she does, and she is a true example of the Piedmont Promise of making a positive difference in every life she touches. We are thrilled to welcome her as the chair of the Piedmont Atlanta Board of Directors.”

The Lila L. Hertz Surgical Lounge at Piedmont’s Marcus Tower is also named after her.

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