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Anonymous donor honors frontline workers with artwork donation
NGMC artwork
Left to right: Pierpont “Pepper” Brown, surgeon for Northeast Georgia Medical Center and chair of Northeast Georgia Health System Foundation; Carol Burrell, president and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System; Megan Martin; Chris Bray, president and chief development officer of Northeast Georgia Health System Foundation. (Photo courtesy of NGMC)

North Georgia Medical Center visitors are now able to view original artwork, commissioned by an anonymous donor and honoring frontline staff for their bravery during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

According to a press release by North Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), the artwork was painted by French artist Alexis Le Borgne and is entitled “Plus Que Les Mots”, English for “More than Words”. The painting reflects the “trauma, loss, compassion and hope of frontline workers during the pandemic”, the release said. 

“Frontline staff give their all to their patients,” Pierpont “Pepper” Brown, general surgeon at NGMC and chair of the Northeast Georgia Health System Foundation, said in the release. “They live and breathe for them and we are grateful for their dedication and compassion during the pandemic and beyond. This generous donor was moved by those qualities and recognized them with this gift. We hope that each visitor to the Gainesville campus will see the painting and reflect on the feelings displayed there.”

The original artwork is on display at the Gainesville campus of NGMC, and copies can also be seen at the other NGMC campuses in Braselton, Dahlonega and Barrow. To learn more about how you can honor frontline workers, go to