Piedmont Heart in Atlanta has announced a gift of $11 million from Brett and Louise Samsky and their son, Connor.
The gift will establish the Samsky Invasive Cardiovascular Services Center at Piedmont Heart, one of two heart transplant hospitals in Georgia. The center will be located in Piedmont Atlanta Hospital's new tower, which is scheduled to open in September 2020.
Brett Samsky, CEO of Atlanta-based financial firm Credigy, has experienced heart failure as well as lung cancer and ARDS, a lung disorder that can be a side effect of a lung operation. In 2015, he and his family made a gift of $6 million to establish the Samsky Advanced Heart Failure Center after he received life-saving surgery at Piedmont Atlanta.
"The technological advancement at Piedmont is exceptional, but I go back to its culture, the compassion that it shows for its patients," said Brett Samsky. "This is an investment that will last maybe a hundred years into the future and will make a positive difference in the lives of tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people. We are fortunate that Atlanta will have one of the best centers in the United States for patients who require heart care."